Long before Julia Roberts portrayed Joanne King Herring in Charlie Wilson’s War, I was just a little girl and a BIG fan! When I was growing up, Joanne was a fixture on Houston television with the Joanne King Show on KHOU TV. A long time feature on many of H-Town’s society columns, the international socialite and author of Diplomacy and Diamonds also became very well known in political circles…high level political circles.
This vibrant, energetic woman has at least one secret when it comes to staying healthy: a diet she not only recommends for women but also for your pets! I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Joanne and her darling dog Danny. We talked about her easy to follow diet (hope you like veggies!) and her passion to rebuild Afghanistan. I found her to be just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside…truly one of Houston’s Grand Dames!
Joanne’s activism in politics and philanthropy continues to this day as she’s working to not only forge new paths for women in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but also to rebuild Afghanistan one village at a time with her involvement in the Marshall Plan Charities Group.
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