Tony Fadell’s Book “Build” Celebrates Success and Failure

After 30+ years in Silicon Valley, this engineer and designer has plenty of tales and advice to share

Often referred to as the “Father of the iPod,” engineer and designer Tony Fadell has just released his first book, Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making. With 30+ years of experience in Silicon Valley and 300 patents to his name, Fadell has been part of epic successes—and failures—and this book is full of stories, insights and lessons related to them. Fadell began his …

Vladimir

Brooklyn-based author, playwright and educator Julia May Jonas wrote Vladimir at the perfect time. It’s a story about academia, but further about gender, aging, sexual politics and power. The sharp, honest, unnamed protagonist is an English professor who’s in her late-50s. She develops a crush—perhaps an obsession—on a colleague, while her husband is under investigation for past inappropriate relationships with students. What unfolds is a …

Awakening Artemis: Deepening Intimacy with the Living Earth and Reclaiming Our Wild Nature

Between chronic asthma, a car accident that fractured her back and neck and sexual trauma, Vanessa Chakour has endured a lot, and tenaciously pursued several paths to recovery. In her book Awakening Artemis, Chakour shares the way plants helped her heal, deepened her understanding of self, connected her to the natural world and elevated her confidence and relationships. Interspersed with experiences from the author, each …