Anne’s Biography

anne_altbiopicAnne M. Fletcher, M.S. is a nationally known, award-winning health and medical writer, speaker, and consultant on the topics of weight management and lifestyle change, as well as treatment and recovery from addiction. Her latest book, Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth about Addiction Treatment – And How to Get Help That Works, was published by Viking/Penguin. It received widespread professional and media acclaim with coverage in the New York Times, on National Public Radio’s “The Diane Rehm Show”, on Salon.com, in The New Republic, on CNN.com, and at the Huffington Post Live.

Known for her ability to weave together her inspiring findings from real-life success stories with state-of-the-art information about health issues, Anne is the author of seven other books (Houghton/Harcourt), including the award-winning national bestsellers, Thin For Life: 10 Keys to Success From People Who Have Lost Weight & Kept It Off and the New York Times bestseller, Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems – Advice From Those Who Have Succeeded.

Most recently, Anne worked at Minnesota Alternatives outpatient addiction treatment program where she served as Peer Support and Family Services Specialist. She is also a Certified Progressive Recovery Coach.

Anne’s book, Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight & Keep It Off – And What They Wish Parents Knew, was featured on the Today Show, on the CBS Early Show, and in The New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, and USA Weekend. She has been recognized with a dozen prestigious national awards.

A frequent guest of the national media, Anne also appeared on The View, the Today Show, Donahue, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio, and The Larry King Radio Show.

Anne holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.S. from Drexel University. Earlier in her career she counseled hundreds of people with weight problems. She is a founding member of her county drug court in Minnesota and helped develop its treatment program. She served on the advisory board for a high school for adolescents with substance use disorders and also served on the editorial board for Brief Addiction Science Information Source of Harvard University’s Division on Addictions.

Anne is a former executive editor and chief writer of the “Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter” and was a contributing editor for Prevention Magazine.

Her articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Shape, American Psychologist, Cooking Light, Bottom Line Personal, Readers’ Digest, Restaurant Hospitality, Parenting, Journal of Food Science, Eating Well, The Humanist, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and Obesity Management.

Anne is currently working on a book for young children.