Julie Powell: After a misspent youth involving loads of dead-end jobs and several questionable decisions, Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia--made into a major motion picture by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams--has found her calling as a writer-cum-butcher. She lives in Long Island City, Queens, when she isn’t in Kingston, NY, cutting up animals. Her most recent book is CLEAVING: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession (Little, Brown & Co.).
Anna Lappe, author of DIET FOR A HOT PLANET: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It (TK from Bloomsbury, 2010), is also the coauthor of Grub and Hope’s Edge (with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé). She is currently host of MS N’s Practical Guide to Healthy Living and is cohost for the public television series The Endless Feast. Named one of Time magazine’s “Eco-Who’s Who,” she is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute. Anna’s writing has been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and Canada’s Globe and Mail. She writes a bimonthly column on sustainability for Spirituality and Health and contributes book reviews to the San Francisco Chronicle and the New Scientist. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Last reading of the series for 2009.