|Name Rande Brown||Role Writer|
|Books Geisha of Gion, Geisha, a Life|
Similar Mineko Iwasaki, Arthur Golden, Waki Yamato
Rande Gail Brown,LCSW, is an American writer, translator, and psychotherapist. She was one of the first women to graduate from Princeton University from which she holds a degree in East Asian Studies.
Brown was formerly the Executive Director of the Tricycle Foundation, publisher of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, America's leading Buddhist magazine. She is also president of East West Communications, a company that facilitates cultural understanding between Japan and the United States. Brown is a well-known translator of Japanese spiritual and cultural texts. She co-authored the New York Times bestseller Geisha, A Life with Mineko Iwasaki (Atria, 2002). Brown serves on the Board of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, under whose auspices she has been a Volunteer Chaplain at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She received her Master of Social Work degree from New York University and is a licensed psychotherapist with a specific focus on the intersection of Buddhism, spirituality, and psychology. She is also a psychoanalyst who trained at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology in New York City, New York, and has a private practice in Greenwich Village.