Richard Glaubman graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. His only formal writing class was the required freshman English 101 that he completed during the last quarter of his senior year. The day after graduation when he went to collect his paper, he found that he had received an 'A' which was not that common an occurrence in his college career. His professor said, "Since you are the only senior, that's a good thing, but you actually have some talent. What are going to do now that you are finished with school?"
Having graduated with no plan in mind, Glaubman surprised himself when he responded, "I’m going to be a writer."
For three decades the rewards were not forthcoming and he held numerous jobs in restaurants, fished commercially in Alaska, planted trees in British Columbia and worked in the construction industry. He now teaches elementary school.
After reading an article about George Dawson, a 98-year-old man just learning to read and write, Glaubman began making regular visits to Mr. Dawson. The resulting collaboration led to the book, Life Is So Good, published by Random House.
Richard Glaubman has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, The Discovery Health Channel, and numerous regional television and radio stations. His book has been reviewed by the New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Seattle Post Intelligencer and The Dallas Morning News, as well as many other publications. It has been a selection of both the Book of the Month Club and the Literary Guild.
By the Charter of the University of the State of New York, the New School University awarded him a doctorate of Human Letters "for outstanding achievement in the service of humankind." And, Life Is So Good won the Christopher Award for writers whose work "affirms the highest values of the human spirit."