Thanks to everyone who made a donation to our June 2nd fundraiser for the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary! 101% of the proceeds from the raffle will be helping a rescued farm animal live his or her life in peace and comfort. . .an animal like little Fern here:
I have a feeling you couldn’t agree more with Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s simple philosophy: kindness and respect to animals (whether two legs or four, proficient in grammar or not) is our moral duty, and that all the creatures that share this earth are here with us and not for us. So THANK YOU VERY MUCH for putting the karma boomerang into effect, and for making a little animal’s life much much more AWESOME.
Please save the date for next month’s post-Independence Day show–>WEDNESDAY, JULY 7th at the Cornelia Street Cafe<–where we’ll be featuring authors A.B. MEYER, SUZANNE GUILETTE, and TEDDY WAYNE, as well as some talented up-and-coming writers.
A.B. Meyer is the pseudonym of the author of two books, one fiction and one nonfiction, which were published under another name. Her writing has often appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times.
Suzanne Guillette is a Manhattan-based writer, whose first book, Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment, was released on March 10, 2009 by Simon and Schuster.
Teddy Wayne is the author of the novel Kapitoil (Harper Perennial). He is a graduate of Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing. The recipient of a 2010 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, Esquire, McSweeney’s, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He lives in New York.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“Sometimes you do not truly observe something until you study it in reverse,” writes Karim Issar upon arrival to New York City from Qatar in 1999. Fluent in numbers, logic, and business jargon yet often baffled by human connection, the young financial wizard soon creates a computer program named Kapitoil that predicts oil futures and reaps record profits for his company.
At first an introspective loner adrift in New York’s social scenes, he anchors himself to his legendary boss Derek Schrub and Rebecca, a sensitive, disillusioned colleague who may understand him better than he does himself. Her influence, and his father’s disapproval of Karim’s Americanization, cause him to question the moral implications of Kapitoil, moving him toward a decision that will determine his future, his firm’s, and to whom—and where—his loyalties lie.
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