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permalink #26 of 161: Sharon Lynne Fisher (slf) Fri 11 Mar 05 11:15
    
Is this one of those things where if you have to ask what it's about,
you're probably not qualified to be a reviewer?
  
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permalink #27 of 161: Autumn Storhaug (autumn) Fri 11 Mar 05 11:19
    
"With a memoir, Deborah Santana emerges from Carlos' shadow"

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/11/22/DDG05
9UJ0E1.DTL
  
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permalink #28 of 161: David Gans (tnf) Wed 13 Jul 05 10:51
    


 We're looking for a few WELL members to read a new novel (for free) and
 participate in a discussion with the author in <inkwell.vue>

 Here is a description:



   NO DIRECTION HOME
   A Novel
   Marisa Silver


  "Blindness will be like this."  So says ten year old Will Burton,
  trying to re-imagine his life in the wake of his father's abrupt
  disappearance, as his family picks up the stakes and moves to
  California.  At the same time, another boy, Rogelio Alfaro risks his
  life to cross the border illegally from Mexico to reach his father,
  enduring gangs, police roundups, and the pitiless desert.  And Marlene
  McClure, a hard-edged, yearning teenager leaves her own Midwestern home
  in search of a father she has imagined but never known. The lives of
  each of these children and their families converge on a single home in
  Los Angeles-where the very needs and desires that have torn them apart
  allow them a measure of hope together. Written with heart-stopping
  grace and a powerful understanding of the passions that define family,
  No Direction Home masterfully evokes how far we will go in the name of
  a place to call home.

  Marisa Silver is the author of a collection of stories, Babe in Paradise.
  She made her fictional debut in The New Yorker and her work has been
  anthologized in The Best American Short Stories.  She lives in Los Angeles.



 Send email to  inkwell@well.com   if you're interested.
  
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permalink #29 of 161: David Gans (tnf) Mon 18 Jul 05 14:46
    
All the books are spoken for.  Thanks!
  
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permalink #30 of 161: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 21 Jul 05 11:49
    

We have a few copies of JD Lasica's "Darknet" to offer to WELL members
who'd like to read the book, then join the discussion with JD beginning
August 12.

From amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471683345/thewellauthorspr

"When the music-recording industry took a hard-line legal stance against 
file sharers, it alienated its customer base and hurt its own sales. A 
similar battle is brewing in the movie industry, as faster Internet speeds 
and video compression are making it easier to download entire movies over 
the Net for free ..."

If you're interested, please send email to cdb@well.com and included your
snail mail address (and your WELL login if you're emailing from your
offsite email address). 

* NOTE: We only ship within the United States, so you must have a US
snail mail address.  
  
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permalink #31 of 161: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 19 Aug 05 17:43
    

Jacques Leslie will be joining us in Inkwell.vue on September 23 for a two-
week conversation about his new book, "Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over
Dams, Displaced People, and The Environment." From Jacques's web site,
http://www.jacquesleslie.com/   --

"Jacques Leslie's work in progress about dams around the world persuasively
argues that water will be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th: an
increasingly scarce but crucial natural resource that is `the prize' on a
global battlefield. It's a struggle that involves every possible issue-
economic globalization, international politics, the clash of cultures,
global warming, agricultural policy and conservation ..."

(Quote from the citation by judges Ted Conover, Jonathan Harr, and Sara 
Mosle for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award given to Jacques 
Leslie's "Deep Water")

We have a small number of copies of Jacques's book to offer to WELL members
who'll read the book, then join the discussion. If you're interested,
please send email to cdb@well.com -- be sure to include your snail mail
address so we'll know where to ship it, and your WELL login if you're
emailing from an offsite address.

Note: We only ship within the United States, so you must have a US
mailing address. 
  
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permalink #32 of 161: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 12 Oct 05 19:42
    

We've finally acquired some review copies of Neil Gaiman's "Anansi Boys" and
we're looking for a few WELL members who'll read the book, then join the
conversation with Neil in Inkwell.vue starting October 21.

We expect a lot of interest in this book so be sure to contact us as soon
as possible. Be sure to include your well login in your email if you're 
sending your request from an offsite email address. Also, you *must* 
include your snail mail address so we'll know where to ship the book. 

Send your requests to me, <cdb@well.com>

NOTE: This offer is good only for those with a US shipping address. 
 
  
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permalink #33 of 161: virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Sat 12 Nov 05 10:23
    
Julie Powell will return to the Inkwell next month. We have a couple copies
of her book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment
Kitchen, to share with Well members, with U.S. mailing addresses, eager to
read the book and join the discussion, December 2 - 16.

More info?

http://www.twbookmark.com/authors/5/3272/
http://blogs.salon.com/0001399/2002/08/29.html
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031610969X/thewellauthorspr
<inkwell.vue.195>

Well member, want to participate next month? Tell bumbaugh@well.com .
  
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permalink #34 of 161: virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Sat 12 Nov 05 14:44
    
I've been told as much as I can be told; the Julie Powell books are gone.

Tune in in three weeks!
  
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permalink #35 of 161: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 22 Mar 06 09:13
    

Starting April 5, author Diane Eickhoff will join us to talk about her
latest book, a biography of Clarina Nichols (1810-1885), one of the leaders
of the early women's movement. 

We have a small number of review copies to offer to WELL members who'll
read the book, then join the conversation when it begins. For more on
the book, check out the web site:

 "Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols"
 http://clarinanichols.com/

If this is up your alley, please send email to <cdb@well.com> and say so.
Be sure to provide your US* snail mail address so we'll know where to
ship it. Also, be sure to include your WELL login so we'll know who you
are if you send email from an offsite address. Thanks!

NOTE: We ship only within the United States so you have to have a US
address to be a volunteer reader. 
  
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permalink #36 of 161: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 3 May 06 14:12
    

At the end of May, former sports journalist and management consultant
Jeff Angus (http://cmdr-scott.blogspot.com) will be joining us in
Inkwell.vue to talk about his book, "Management by Baseball:The Official
Rules for Winning Management in Any Field." Our own fabulous <vard> will
be leading the discussion.

We have a small number of review copies to offer to WELL members who'd
like to read the book then join the conversation during its two-week
run from May 31 to June 14. If you're interested, please send email
to <cdb@well.com> and let me know.

Be sure to include your US snail mail address, and if you're emailing
from offsite, be sure to also include your WELL login, too.

* We can't ship outside the US, sorry.
  
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permalink #37 of 161: virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Wed 21 Jun 06 10:01
    

We always invite members of the WELL to participate directly in these
discussions, and in most cases we offer review copies of the book that
we're discussing in exchange for a commitment to join us and be
prepared to ask questions of our guest. That way, we have diverse
approaches that would be missing if the discussion leader were the only
other participant.

For example, Ted Orland is coming to visit next month. He'll be in
<inkwell.vue.> for two weeks, starting July 26. We have a few copies
of his book, The View From The Studio Door: How Artists Find Their Way
in an Uncertain World, and we will share them with Well members who
would like to participate meaningfully in the conversation then.

Interested to absorb the material and join the discussion? Member of the
Well? Able to receive mail at at U.S. address? Then we've got a book for
you. Drop me a note:  <bumbaugh@well.com>
  
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permalink #38 of 161: Hal Royaltey (hal) Fri 18 Aug 06 12:35
    
We have an interview coming up with David Shenk, author of "The Immortal
Game: A History of Chess".   This is a wide-ranging book on the history
and influence of chess, not merely on the play of the game.  The book's
subtitle:

 How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding 
   of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain

tells you plenty about this unique work.

Those interested in receiving a copy of the book and participating actively
in the Inkwell discussion are invited to email the Inkwell hosts at:

   inkwell@well.com
  
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permalink #39 of 161: Hal Royaltey (hal) Sun 10 Dec 06 22:27
    
 Another politically interesting Inkwell interview is coming up
 in December, specifically Dec 13 - Dec 27.
 
 We'll be interviewing Heather Wokusch, author of _The Progressive's
 Handbook: Get the Facts and Make a Difference Now (Volume 2)_.
 
 This second volume in the series focusses on the Bush administration's
 policies on voting, the environment, and foreign policy.   The books
 are available on Amazon.
 
 However - we have several review copies available free to those willing
 to commit to reading the book by Dec 13 and participating in the 
 online discussion during the Dec 13 - Dec 27 timeperiod.  
 
 Yes - I know it's the Christmas holiday.
 
 Yes - we'd like you to show up every day (or nearly so) and take
 part in the discussion.
 
 No - we don't necessarily expect you to abandon your family at Christmas
 dinner to log onto the Well and talk politics.
 
 If you're willing, we have a free copy of the book for you.
 
 Email inkwell@well.com if you're interested.
 
  
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permalink #40 of 161: Gail Ann Will (gail) Mon 11 Dec 06 09:41
    <scribbled by gail Tue 12 Dec 06 23:21>
  
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permalink #41 of 161: Gail Williams (gail) Mon 11 Dec 06 14:49
    
Sounds like a great conversation!
  
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permalink #42 of 161: David Adam Edelstein (davadam) Mon 8 Jan 07 10:57
    
Coming up in Inkwell: A conversation with David Hafter about his new
book "Growing Balls: Personal Power for Young Men".  

From the web site for the book, www.growingballs.com:

"Growing Balls: Personal Power for Young Men is a concise self-help
book focusing on the serious subject of helping young men to avoid the
pitfalls of premature marriage and fatherhood.  Directly addressing
issues of integrity versus bravado (false balls), sexuality, substance
use, intimacy, maturity, “falling in love” and friendship, Growing
Balls is like an owner’s manual – a primer – for young men.  The
author’s voice is that of an older mentor (and a psychotherapist) who
makes references to conversations with his friends, other men in their
40’s and 50’s,  who wonder, “If I only knew then what I know now…”"

If you'd like to get a free copy of the book and participate in the
conversation, email inkwell@well.com.
  
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permalink #43 of 161: Christian Crumlish (xian) Mon 8 Jan 07 18:25
    
co-authored by Tom Lykis?
  
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permalink #44 of 161: David Adam Edelstein (davadam) Tue 6 Feb 07 14:53
    
Here's another great reading opportunity: A conversation with Marie
Javins about her book "Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik: One Woman's Solo
Misadventures Across Africa".  You can read about the book here:

<http://www.amazon.com/Stalking-Wild-Dik-Dik-Womans-Misadventures/dp/1580051642
/>

We have five copies sitting in the WELL offices waiting to be given
away.

If you'd like to read the book and think you'll have time to
participate in the discussion, and you live in the USA, drop us a line
with your snail mail address: inkwell@well.com.
  
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permalink #45 of 161: paralyzed by a question like that (debunix) Tue 6 Feb 07 16:23
    
When does hte discussion start for that one?
  
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permalink #46 of 161: David Adam Edelstein (davadam) Tue 6 Feb 07 16:26
    
A reasonable question :-)

The conversation with Marie Javins is scheduled for March 21-April 4.
  
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permalink #47 of 161: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Tue 3 Apr 07 09:18
    
The Love X Nowhere band (http://www.thelovexnowhere.com/) are featured
performers at our upcoming spring bash on April 21 (for more details on
that, see http://www.well.com/conf/party). 

The band is also going to be here in Inkwell.vue, beginning April 18,
to talk about their work, their past and future, and life on the
road. We have a small number of CDs to offer to WELL members who'd like 
to listen to the CDs, then join the conversation for its two-week run. 

If you're interested in participating, please send me an email,
<cdb@well.com>, and let me know.  We have two CDs to choose from 
-- "Odyssey" and "Into the Fire" -- so please specify which you'd
like to receive.

Be sure to include your U.S. snail mail address and your WELL login in 
your email to me.

NOTE: We ship only within the United States. 
  
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permalink #48 of 161: virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Tue 24 Apr 07 09:03
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permalink #49 of 161: Lisa Harris (lrph) Mon 8 Oct 07 12:18
    
A conversation with Steve Roby, the author of "Black Gold: The Lost Archives
of Jimi Hendrix" will take place from Nov. 14 - 28 here in the Inkwell.vue.
WE have a few FREE copies for WeLL members to read, if you'd like to
participate in the discussion.  Books can only be mailed within the
continental US.  Please email me at <lrph@well.com> if you'd like a FREE
book!

More info:   Amazon URL: <http://www.amazon.com/Black-Gold-Lost-Archives-

Hendrix/dp/082307854X/ref=sr_1_1/103-6603140-6333442?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=11884
21097&sr=8-1>

 tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/2ncx63
  
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permalink #50 of 161: Lisa Harris (lrph) Sat 17 Nov 07 14:39
    
"PLAYING WITH THE BOYS: Why Separate is not Equal in Sports" by Laura
Pappano and Eileen McDonagh presents a provocative treatise about how woman
and girls are relegated to second class sportspeople due to the effects of
legislation like Title IX.

We are fortunate to have the authors as our guests in the Inkwell from
December 12 - 21.

We have a small number of review copies so if you're interested, send me an
email and we'll get back to you about it.


For more info:  <http://www.amazon.com/Playing-Boys-Separate-Equal-
Sports/dp/0195167562>
  

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