Jennifer Kasius

Executive Editor
#1 New York Times-bestselling editor and former editorial director at Running Press (Hachette)

Over the course of her three decades in the publishing industry, Jennifer has acquired multiple New York Times bestsellers, including the #1 NYT bestsellers You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero (more than 4 million copies sold) and the vegan manifesto Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. As Editorial Director of Running Press (Hachette Book Group), she acquired mainly in the areas of memoir, self-help, and lifestyle, working with HGTV/Trading Spaces interior designer Vern Yip, Real Housewives stars Lisa Vanderpump and Teresa Giudice, television writer and producer Kari Lizer, comic artist Liz Climo, James Beard Award-nominated chef Asha Gomez, and “Sober Curious” leader Ruby Warrington.

Prior to her 17 years at Running Press, Jennifer worked as an acquisitions editor at Crown/Three Rivers Press and Dutton/Plume (which are now imprints of Penguin Random House). 

Jennifer’s particular passion is to help authors bring their unique stories and inspiring messages to the world. Find out more about Jennifer on LinkedIn.

Selected Publications


  • Aren’t You Forgetting Someone? Essays from my Midlife Revenge by Kari Lizer (Running Press, 2020)
    • Won endorsements from Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wanda Sykes, and Molly Shannon
  • The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time by Nancy Davis Kho (Running Press, 2019)
  • Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir by Amber Tozer (Running Press, 2016)
    • Received quotes from Patton Oswalt, Andy Richter, Henry Winkler, and Tig Notaro
  • Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and All the Messy Milestones Along the Way by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi ((Running Press, 2013)
  • Half Baked: The Story of my Nerves, My Newborn, and How We Both Learned to Breathe by Alexa Stevenson (Running Press, 2010.)
    • Featured on NPR’s Fresh Air
  • No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering by Clara Bensen (Running Press, 2015)


  • The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Up Resistance by Rebecca Soffer (Running Press, 2022)
  • The Sober Curious Reset: Change the Way You Drink in 100 Days or Less by Ruby Warrington (Running Press, 2020)
  • Love is All Around: And Other Lessons We’ve Learned from The Mary Tyler Moore Show by Paula Bernstein (Running Press, 2020)
  • Buddha’s Office: The Ancient Art of Waking Up While Working Well by Dan Zigmond (Running Press, 2019)
  • Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home by Vern Yip (Running Press, 2019)
  • The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir by Robert K. Elder (Running Press, 2018)
  • Being Boss: Take Control of Your Life and Live Life on your Own Terms by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon (Running Press, 2018)
  • Vern Yip’s Everyday Vacation: Design Ideas for Creating Your Everyday Getaway by Vern Yip (Running Press, 2016)
  • You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero (Running Press, 2013)
    • #1 New York Times bestseller
    • More than 200 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list, selling more than 4 million copies since it was published in 2013
  • Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want by Jenny Blake (Running Press, 2011)
  • Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have by Danny Seo (Running Press, 2011)
  • Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous! by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (Running Press, 2005)
    • #1 New York Times bestseller
    • More than 3 million copies sold; 3 years on the New York Times Best Sellers list
  • Calling in “The One”: 7 weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life by Katherine Woodward Thomas (Three Rivers Press, 2004)
    • Author is Gwyneth Paltrow’s “love guru”– This was book was recently featured in The London Times as a book that has remained popular for 20 years.


  • You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood by Jenny True (Running Press, 2021)
  • The Little World of Liz Climo by Liz Climo (Running Press, 2014)


  • Eat This Book: Knowledge to Feed Your Appetite and Inspire Your Next Meal by Stacy Michelson (Running Press, 2021)
  • I Cook in Color: Bright Flavors from my Kitchen and Around the World by Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose (Running Press, 2020)
    • Earned praise from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Chef David Chang
  • My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen by Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose (Running Press, 2016)
    • Nominated for a James Beard Award, and won praise from the New York Times, Washington Post and others
  • Lisa Vanderpump’s Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining by Lisa Vanderpump (Running Press, 2011)
  • The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals by Missy Chase Lapine (Running Press, 2007)
    • New York Times bestseller
    • 14 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List—highest ranking #4
  • Fabulicious! Teresa’s Italian Family Cookbook by Teresa Giudice (Running Press, 2011)
    • New York Times bestseller
  • Eat More of What You Love by Marlene Koch (Running Press, 2012)
    • New York Times bestseller
    • Top seller on QVC (more than 100,000 sold)
  • Hamburger America: A State-by-State Guide to 150 Great Burger Joints by George Motz (Running Press, 2011)
    • With quotes from Anthony Bourdain, Martha Stewart, and Bobby Flay
  • The Great American Ale Trail: The Craft Beer Lover’s Guide to the Best Watering Holes in the Nation by Christian DeBenedetti (Running Press, 2011)