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The subject of front-page profiles in both The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily, Paxton has also been featured in Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, People, Harper’s Bazaar, Health, Ladies Home Journal, the National Enquirer, The Star, The Globe, Time, Newsweek International, and Playboy. She has been widely quoted in America’s leading newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Dallas Times Herald, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Los Angeles Times,, among others. She appeared on the cover of The Independent Sunday Review Magazine, London, England.


Paxton’s photo has appeared on the side of buses, billboards, and bus stops in New York and Los Angeles along with the caption “I Didn’t Get to Where I’m Going by Reading Good Housekeeping.”



She was briefly a bodyguard for Yoko Ono and other high-profile women, and taught self- defense to numerous celebrities, including actresses Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Geena Davis, and Judith Light.


She is the author of the novel, JUST TRY ME (Grove Isle Press), and the host of the podcast

“High Society with Paxton Quigley” ( Her previous radio show and podcast, “Cannabis Healing with Paxton Quigley” aired for two years on “LIVIN’ THE GOOD LIFE SHOW,” which was syndicated by AM 830 in Los Angeles.


Prior to her work in personal safety, Paxton was the Director of Community Relations for Playboy Enterprises, reporting directly to the company’s President and CEO, Christie Hefner. She is also a co-partner in the oldest existing natural food supermarket in the U.S.—“Country Sun,” (, Palo Alto, CA.


Paxton chairs The Milgrom Foundation’s Successful Pathways from School to Work, ("> at the University of Chicago and is on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Career Development in New York City.

Paxton Quigley is the author of the best-selling women’s gun self-defense book series ARMED & FEMALE (hard cover, E.P Dutton; paperbacks, St. Martin’s Press), NOT AN EASY TARGET (Fireside), STAYING ALIVE: ARMED & FEMALE IN AN UNSAFE WORLD (Merril Press) and ARMED & FEMALE: TAKING CONTROL (Merril Press). She has taught personal protection strategies to more than 7,000 women in the U.S. and abroad.


Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News called her “guru” to millions of women. Morley Safer on 60 Minutes referred to her as “the great persuader.” Oprah Winfrey described her as “an expert on women, on home intrusions, and rape.”


No stranger to the media, Paxton Quigley has appeared on more than 300 TV and radio shows, including Oprah (twice), Sixty Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Larry King Show, Oprah (twice), Chris Matthews, Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, NBC Nightly News (twice), CBS Evening News,” “Fox & Friends, “NPR: All Things Considered, Entertainment Tonight, Extra (six times), Access Hollywood, Court TV, The Sean Hannity Show, The Howard Stern Show, and Chris Matthews.


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A large focus of Paxton's work revolves around gun use safety and education. Including the many workshops and teaching opportunities she's had to educate and empower women.

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