Holly Goldberg Sloan

Aaron Kramer
Kurt Wahlner
Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey
ROBERT COLLEGE, Istanbul, Turkey
Nijmegen, Holland
The Oregon Coast
Calvin as 'Sam’
ANNE HERLIHY - Multimedia Artist and Designer
Multimedia Artist and Designer
Sydney Poiter in 'To Sir With Love'
Sydney Poiter in TO SIR WITH LOVE
First edition cover 1939 artist, Elmer Hader
Skinner’s daughter Deborah in the ‘Aircrib’ 1944
in the 'AIRCRIB' 1944
Skinner’s daughter Deborah in the ‘Aircrib’ 1944
First edition cover 1939 artist, Elmer Hader
THE PEACE CORPS since 1960
since 1960
EARTH DAY, Ron Cobb's 1969 Ecology Symbol
Ron Cobb's
1969 Ecology Symbol
Amy Ephron’s Food Blog
Apricots. There is no better fruit.
David Hockney. i-pad paintings. What would the world be without Mr. Hockney? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11666162
Artist, Aaron Kramer. Aaron made the heart that was the inspiration for what Sam makes for Emily. Aaron is a great talent, with a huge heart of his own. I love all of his work. Check out his website. http://www.urban-objects.com
Author William Rosen. Spoiler. This is my brother-in-law and my hero. He began his own writing career at the age of 50 after being a big-deal publisher. He has now done two brainy, magnificent non-fiction books, Justinian's Flea and The Most Powerful Idea in the World. http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-26-2010/william-rosen
Strange and intricate drawings by Riddle were inspired by the brilliance of Artist, Kurt Wahlner. Kurt is some kind of genius. He knows more about the minutiae of things than anyone I have ever met. Plus he's the coolest guy in the world. His art, and his life, are true and for real. When I think of how Riddle would draw, I see Kurt. Look for yourself... http://www.kurtwahlner.com/
Addie Holsing, my 7th grade teacher at Willard Junior High School in Berkeley, CA.
She changed my life by letting my class have a daily newspaper. Teachers are everything.
Game. Set. Match.
Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey. The school I went to when I was sixteen years old. The people there are inside me and I love Turkey and all of them.
Flea Markets—Swap Meets—Garage Sales. Go on Sundays wherever you live and buy other people's stuff. There are stories in everything you buy. http://www.shelterpop.com/2010/08/30/top-flea-markets-in-the-us/
Nijmegen, Holland. I was eight years old and I rode my rust-colored bicycle everywhere in Nijmegen. I see the streets some nights in my dreams.
StoreObsolete on Main street in Venice, California. Proprietor: Ray Azoulay, the hippest person in L.A. Visit his store. He knows what's up. http://www.obsoleteinc.com/index.php
The Oregon Coast. You can travel the whole world and not find a place more beautiful.
Ry Cooder. The inspiration for how Sam plays the guitar. He also is a great writer and is about to publish his first book (through CITY LIGHTS in San Francisco). He is a giant. And his
wife Susan is the essence of kindness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4KmbUCwkyE
Besides Ry Cooder, this also inspired me for Sam's self-taught and passionate guitar playing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9qE-qXI11I
I couldn’t help but think about one of my handsome sons, Calvin, for the personage of Sam.
Dr. Paul Farmer, founder, Partners in Health. The man who should rule the world. http://www.amazon.com/Mountains-Beyond-Farmer-Random-
Multimedia Artist and Designer Anne Herlihy. Freshman roommate in college. Sister I never had. Best friend forever. http://glowsantamonica.org/la-bella-luna/
Movie — To Sir With Love. This certain movie, seen at the right time in your life, stays with you forever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aSFoY3W3NM
Raul Midon. My friends Wes and Marlow introduced me to him and he played in their backyard. Note to self: Everyone should have friends like Wes and Marlow, and everyone should listen to Raul Midon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s_loXy3ExE
Neil Swaab. Talented, wonderful, cool artist who did the original ART which is the cover
of I'll Be There. Visit: http://www.neilswaab.com/

SHOUT OUT: To Ken Wright, the world's best agent. Jennifer Hunt, my amazing editor. Little Brown, publishers who care (with special love to Andrew Smith, Victoria Stapleton, Melanie Chang, and Ames O'Neill). And to Gayle Forman, Aaron Hartzler, Natalie Standiford, Sara Zarr, A.S. King, Laura McNeal, Matthew Quick, Matt de la Peña, Henry Louis Gates, Margaret Stohl, John Corey Whaley, Maria Semple and Evgenia Citkowitz, you all make my world go round.
Skinner Box. ...Adults sleep in adult-sized rooms. Why not let babies sleep in baby-sized rooms? So in 1944, psychologist B. F. Skinner replaced a cage-style crib with the first baby-sized room–the "aircrib." Heated and humidified for baby's comfort, it put the infant at waist-height, so it doubled as a changing table. Its first occupant: Skinner's daughter Deborah.
But the aircrib didn't catch on. Skinner's famous lab studies of rats and pigeons were often conducted in small chambers called "Skinner Boxes." Uh oh. Some people confused the aircrib with the Skinner Box and assumed Skinner was conducting experiments on his children. By the 1960s, rumor had it that daughter Deborah was psychotic.
In all, perhaps 300 children have been raised in Skinner-type cribs. We recently tracked down more than 50 of them. The outcome? Positive results across the board. All of the children had normal health, and their parents praised the crib for its safety, warmth, and convenience. As for Deborah, she grew up normally, married a professor, and is now a successful artist in England...
–PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, Babies in Boxes. Published on December 31, 1969 - last reviewed on August 12, 2009. Robert Epstein, Ph.D., & Michelle Bailey, San Diego State University & Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies''
The Grapes of Wrath is a novel published in 1939 and written by John Steinbeck, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of sharecroppers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the financial and agricultural industries. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they sought jobs, land, dignity and a future. When preparing to write the novel, Steinbeck wrote: "I want to put a tag of shame on the greedy bastards who are responsible for this [the Great Depression and its effects]." The book won Steinbeck a large following among the working class, perhaps due to the book's sympathy to the workers' movement and its accessible prose style.
The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was made in 1940. – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. 200,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have since then, served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:
Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Peace Corps website
Beatnik was a media stereotype of the 1950s and early 1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s. Consisting of violent film images, along with cartoonish misrepresentations of the real-life people and spirituality found in Jack Kerouac's autobiographical fiction. Kerouac spoke out against this detour from his original concept.
In Aftermath: The Philosophy of the Beat Generation, Kerouac criticized what he saw as a distortion of his visionary, spiritual ideas: "The Beat Generation, that was a vision that we had, John Clellon Holmes and I, and Allen Ginsberg in an even wilder way, in the late Forties, of a generation of crazy, illuminated hipsters suddenly rising and roaming America, serious, bumming and hitchhiking everywhere, ragged, beatific, beautiful in an ugly graceful new way—a vision gleaned from the way we had heard the word "beat" spoken on street corners on Times Square and in the Village, in other cities in the downtown city night of postwar America—beat, meaning down and out but full of intense conviction. We'd even heard old 1910 Daddy Hipsters of the streets speak the word that way, with a melancholy sneer. It never meant juvenile delinquents, it meant characters of a special spirituality who didn't gang up but were solitary Bartlebies staring out the dead wall window of our civilization"...
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Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. The name and concept of Earth Day was pioneered by John McConnell (peace activist) in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. The first Proclamation of Earth Day was by San Francisco, the City of Saint Francis, patron saint of ecology. Earth Day was first observed in San Francisco and other cities on March 21, 1970, the first day of Spring. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations where it is observed each year. About the same time, a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.–From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One for the Table. Amy Ephron's Food Blog which publishes articles and recipes about food, love, and politics. http://www.oneforthetable.com/oftt/index.php
Definition of peripatetic: adj. traveling, wandering, roaming, migrant, mobile, roving, nomadic, itinerant, vagrant, vagabond, ambulant. Her father was in the Army and the family led a peripatetic existence.–From www.thefreedictionary.com
Chuck Sloan was born in Hollywood, and lived a life that was screen worthy. With the help of his fellow high school club members called the Athenians, he showed James Dean how to be a juvenile delinquent for the movie Rebel Without A Cause. He was in the army and stationed in Germany at the same time as Elvis Presley. He came back to partner with Steve McQueen in a company making thermo-plastic gas tanks. He went on to become the king of commercial production traveling the globe filming. But his greatest production of all was his two sons. He died in April of 2011 while swimming in the ocean in the British Virgin Islands.
Wellesley College. Motto: Non Ministrari sed Ministrare, (Not to be ministered unto, but to minister). Chartered in 1870; commenced classes in 1875. Wellesley College is a private, highly selective women's liberal arts college located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States. It is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Boston. Wellesley enrolls approximately 2,400 women in 56 baccalaureate degree programs. The college also offers research collaborations and cross-registration programs with other Boston-area institutions such as Babson College, Olin College, MIT, and Brandeis University. – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dartmouth College: Motto: Vox clamantis in deserto, (The voice of one crying in the wilderness). Established: December 13, 1769 (241 years ago). Dartmouth College is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. It comprises a liberal arts college, Dartmouth Medical School, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. It is one of the 9 Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Dartmouth alumni, from Daniel Webster to the many donors in the 19th and 20th centuries, have been famously involved in their college.
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Grey Advertising. Founded in 1917, Grey has grown into a global advertising and marketing agency, with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey operates in many communications disciplines including: advertising, direct marketing, public relations, public affairs, brand development, customer relationship management, sales promotion, and interactive marketing — through its branded independent business subsidiaries: Grey, G2, GHG, GCI Group, MediaCom Worldwide, Alliance, G WHIZ, and WINGLATINO.
Grey Group became a subsidiary of WPP during 2005, although it continues to operate as a distinct and semi-autonomous business. Its reputation for careful account management has earned the loyalty of several long-standing advertisers, not least Procter & Gamble, a client for more than 50 years. Grey is better known for reliable and efficient creative work than for cutting-edge innovation.
International clients include: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Nokia, BAT, Diageo, Volkswagen, Novartis, Wyeth, Canon, Direct TV and 3M.
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Gary Rosen: Writer. Artist. Basketball player. Dog lover. Gardener. Most loyal friend. UCLA fan. Music Man. (And, of course, Husband and father). The love of my life.
Site Design. Georgia Young: Creative Director, User Interface Designer, Graphic Designer, Artist. GeorgiaYoung.com / Coding: Thank-you Erin and Ahmet and all the fine folks at The Forty North, Istanbul, Turkey. TheFortyNorth.com. And a grateful thank-you and shoutout to my brilliant colleague, James Bradley (and check out his new venture: www.appinionator.com). – Georgia Young