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?
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
David Gans (tnf) Mon 18 Jul 05 14:46
All the books are spoken for. Thanks!
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org -- 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.
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, <email@example.com> NOTE: This offer is good only for those with a US shipping address.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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!
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 <email@example.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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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: <email@example.com>
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com if you're interested.
Gail Ann Will (gail) Mon 11 Dec 06 09:41
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Gail Williams (gail) Mon 11 Dec 06 14:49
Sounds like a great conversation!
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 owners manual a primer for young men. The authors voice is that of an older mentor (and a psychotherapist) who makes references to conversations with his friends, other men in their 40s and 50s, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Crumlish (xian) Mon 8 Jan 07 18:25
co-authored by Tom Lykis?
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: email@example.com.
paralyzed by a question like that (debunix) Tue 6 Feb 07 16:23
When does hte discussion start for that one?
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.
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, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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.
virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Tue 24 Apr 07 09:03
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 <email@example.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
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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