Marty Nemko Ph.D.

Marty Nemko

Named the San Francisco Bay Area's "Best Career Coach," Marty Nemko has been career and personal coach to more than 5,000 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. The author of nine books (250,000 copies sold) including How to Do Life: What They Didn’t Teach You in School plus over 3,000(!) published articles, including on, Marty Nemko is in his 29th year as host of Work with Marty Nemko on KALW-FM (NPR-San Francisco.) He was the one man in a one-man PBS-TV Pledge Drive Special. Marty Nemko holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and subsequently taught there. He is married to Barbara Nemko, the Napa County Superintendent of Schools. They have one daughter and one doggie: Einstein, whose name is false advertising: He's dumb as dirt but sweet as they come. The archive of Marty Nemko's writings and radio show plus an active blog and Twitter stream are at

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How To Do Life

Not-obvious practicalities, concisely and clearly presented.

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