Every now and again, a day comes along in this strange world of publishing where you can say, "Oh, right. That's
why I do this." Yesterday was that kind of day. One of our authors, the Ven. Yifa
was awarded the Juliet Hollister award
for interreligious dialogue from the Temple of Understanding
. Gene and I were invited by Yifa to a fancy dinner in the United Nations dining room
Now, if that weren't cool enough, Gene and I had to leave early because another of our authors, Wangari Maathai
, was having a party, hosted by Random House, for her memoir, Unbowed
. Wangari won the Juliet Hollister award last year, along with yet another of our authors, Thomas Keating
All through the day, Wangari had been conducting interviews with the media: such as CNN
, Leonard Lopate
on WNYC, Terry Gross of "Fresh Air"
, and Charlie Rose
climed into the high hundreds on Amazon.com, and even The Green Belt Movement
is nearing 10,000.
A cool, cool day.