ANA HOMAYOUN at Books Inc. Laurel Village

Author image of Ana Homayoun and cover photo of her book Erasing the Finish Line

Books Inc. Laurel Village is thrilled to host local author Ana Homayoun at the shop for a celebration of her newest book Erasing the Finish Line!

This important book from a renowned teen and millennial expert provides practical, refreshing insights that help parents and educators focus less on tests, grades and college admissions--and more on our children's well-being, fulfillment and long-term success.

For years, we've been led to believe that great grades, high test scores, and college acceptance are key to a successful life. Yet our laser focus on these achievements leaves students feeling anxious, demoralized, and unprepared.

What if we've overlooked the critical skills young adults need to navigate an ever-changing world? What fundamental skills help young people adapt, persevere, and thrive?

Academic advisor and early career development expert Ana Homayoun answers these questions and more in her accessible and solutions-oriented guide to transforming future generations. In her ground-breaking new book, Erasing the Finish Line, Homayoun flips the way we think about education.

In this refreshing approach, Homayoun reveals new strategies to help each student develop their own blueprint for success, including how to:

  • Develop a system based on executive functioning skills
  • Build valuable social capital while fostering genuine connections
  • Identify energy profile and how to recharge
  • Expand perspective through immersive exposure
  • Remain adaptable in the face of disappointments and setbacks

Through a powerful blend of theory, strategies and storytelling from former and current students, Homayoun's layered approach to revisioning education will bring sharp realization to parents, educators, and policy-makers alike.


"Homayoun offers a welcome, experience-backed alternative to the "current one-size-fits-all" model for life success--driven by test scores and an obsession with college rankings--that is often only available to the wealthy. This is a valuable resource." -- Publishers Weekly


Ana Homayoun is an academic advisor and early career development expert working at the intersection of executive functioning skills, technology, and personal energy management. She is the founder of Silicon-Valley based Green Ivy Educational Consulting and the executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit initiative developing the Life Navigator School Advisory Program. She is the author of three previous books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl and Social Media Wellness. She lives in San Francisco.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Laurel Village
3515 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
Erasing the Finish Line: The New Blueprint for Success Beyond Grades and College Admission By Ana Homayoun Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306830693
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Published: Hachette Go - August 29th, 2023