Erica Jong Is Back Conquering Fears: Rita Braver–cbsnews.com–10/19/15–Photo: St. Martin’s Press
I met Jessica Jackley, the author of Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least at Book Passage—known as the Bay Area’s Liveliest Bookstore—in the café before her book talk and signing. I told her I’d be the lady with the adult beverage. She responded she’d be lady with the stroller and mom in tow.
I had seen her Ted Talk, Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money–and love, and was enchanted with her passion, her poise and her take on our perception of poverty and giving.
“Choose not to focus on the lack, the hurt, the poverty, or the brokenness that we all know exists. Choose to see potential and possibility.” Jessica Jackley
With her baby beside her, Jessica generously offered to chat with me about Kiva, the revolutionary microlending institution she founded with her former husband, and pretty much anything else I wanted to ask her… [Read more…]
If you love photographs that take you to new corners of the world to meet fascinating people like we do, you will want to pick up a copy of Paola Gianturco’s beautiful book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. Paola is a renowned photographer who has made a career of documenting women’s lives. This time her subjects are over 100 grandmothers in over 15 countries.
“I was on five continents and everywhere I saw the same thing—energetic, effective grandmothers doing important work.” Paola Gianturco
Paola’s book has won four first place literary awards; been turned into a museum exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum; and was the inspiration for a piece by composer Phyllis Chen commissioned by the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.