Karla Starr

Karla Starr has written for O, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, the Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times, and appeared on CBS Sunday Morning as an expert on luck. The recipient of a Best Science/Health award from the Society of Professional Journalists, she lives in Portland, Oregon.

Her first book, Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others, was named a Fast Company best book of the year.

Making Numbers Count: The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers, her next book—co-authored with Chip Heath (New York Times-bestselling author of Switch and Made to Stick)—will be published by Simon and Schuster on January 11, 2022.


Starr is currently either taking a nap or walking her dog, Daisy. Whenever she returns, she'll get back to work on her next book.

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