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Kathi Koll Introduces New Book


Newport Beach Public Library presents Newport Beach resident and author Kathi Koll in a special program on Tuesday, January 29 in the Central Library Friends Room. 

Kathi Koll, founder of the Kathi Koll Foundation, will introduce her beautifully written memoir “Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love and Caregiving”, inspired by her experiences caring for her late husband, developer Donald Koll, whose debilitating stroke changed their lives dramatically.  With an unflinching look at the difficult times and an ability to laugh at herself, while never losing hope for tomorrow, Kathi unveils a powerfully moving story of resilience and inspiration.

Kathi has been committed to civic, community, and healthcare organizations within and outside the United States for decades. She currently serves on the Hoag Hospital Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute advisory committee and on the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council Board of Directors. She has previously served on the board of trustees of Casa Cuna, an orphanage in La Paz, Mexico, the boards of UCLA Health Systems and American Ballet Theatre, and as a trustee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Kathi is also an owner of the Koll Company, a real estate development firm founded by her late husband, Don Koll.

Kathi grew up in Los Angeles where she attended Loyola Marymount University. She lives in Newport Beach, and is the proud mother of three children and extremely proud grandmother of nine grandchildren, who all lovingly call her KK. When she isn’t helping and educating caregivers, she is traveling the world, looking for new adventures. This is her first book. You can learn more, read an excerpt, and sign up for Kathi's blog at or

Seating is limited. Register online at to save a seat. This event is generously funded by the Friends of the Library. Admission is free.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, go to or call 949-717-3830.

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