And outtakes from Zach’s “Ode to Oakland”:
Today’s the day! Congratulations to Zach Norris, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, CA, on the release of We Keep Us Safe (Beacon Press) (with gratitude for being under the aegis of the luminous and tough Helene Atwan, Beacon’s Publisher). Another beautiful baby that I’m proud to have helped… Read More Happy Birthday #WeKeepUsSafe
“a comprehensive look at how American society has evolved into an “Us vs. Them” scenario” Full review here Rather a sweet birthday gift, the notification of this.
I tell folks to reckon with an absolute minimum of 18 months from inception to birth of a nonfiction book or memoir. Better to plan for two years if you want to make it solid. Note that this is based on working with traditional publishers, who (still) require at least 6 months after the manuscript… Read More Congrats to Storia grad Naomi Ryland!
There are many things I love about QUEEN SUGAR (based on the book by Natalie Baszile, created by Ava DuVernay, produced by Oprah), but this fierce free-spirited woman is hands-down my favorite: Ms. Nova Bordelon, played by Rutina Wesley. Nova is a writer, an activist, an auntie. She falls in love with all kinds of… Read More Super Nova : on Queen Sugar
Yours Truly sporting the DECOLONIZER T Proceeds of its sales support Native youth. PS Have you read DECOLONIZING WEALTH yet???
Just in time for Thanksgiving, David Bornstein interviews Edgar Villanueva in the New York Times HERE. D.B.: The solutions you offer in the book are grounded in caring and respect. Can you speak about the importance of apologies? E.V.: In every dignified society, when someone does something wrong, he apologizes. In the United States, there’s… Read More Decolonizing Wealth in NYT
Wohlleben’s book The Hidden Life of Trees, proving what anyone who’s ever spent much time among them must already know: that trees are all connected and sentient, that they respond to one another and their surroundings and other beings.
It wasn’t even that long ago that Edgar compared the working draft of Decolonizing Wealth to “all the meatloaf ingredients in the bowl but not a uniform consistency yet.” We got there, love, and it’s been an incredible honor and SO.MUCH.FUN. to birth this bookbaby with you. Let’s hope the world of wealth is ready… Read More Happy Birthday Decolonizing Wealth!
Summer 2018 reading list. A bundle on female pleasure! Others to inform the development of a book with Zach Norris, head of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland. And some for summer fun. Cutting for Stone was beautiful.