Bestselling author Susan Casey, flanked by Earth Island activists Mark Berman, Mark Palmer and David Phillips, was featured at a reception, presentation and book signing on Sept. 9th at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, Ca. More than 120 people turned out to hear stories from Susan’s worldwide sojourn exploring the mystery, science, and intelligence of dolphins, as well as how imperiled they are.
David Phillips of EII’s International Marine Mammal Project credited Susan with “creating a tapestry of tales about how amazing dolphins are and why they must be protected.” He called her new book “a remarkable dive into the winsome and wacky characters and the hotspots where dolphin protection, science, destruction, and commercialization are churning. She pores through the early wanderings of big thinking, mad scientist Dr. John Lilly. And she follows intrepid Earth Island staffers Mark Berman and Mark Palmer right into the haunts of dolphin hell in the Solomon Islands and Taiji, Japan. “
Susan and the activist panel held the audience in rapt attention and had an engaging question and answer session.
Susan deserves our special thanks for her compelling and gracious presentation. She is a wonderful speaker, writer and ocean adventurer and advocate. Our team is honored by Susan’s presence and support.
Voices in the Ocean has already made its way to the #1 Animal title on the NYTimes Bestseller list for September. Check out this great review by author Phillip Hoare in the Guardian!
We are grateful to Doubleday, Diesel A Bookstore, Sharon Donovan Book Production and Promotion and the David Brower Center for their collaboration on the event.
We also deeply appreciate food and wine donations from Cowgirl Creamery, Feather River Farms, Front Porch Farm, Good Earth Natural Foods, Miyoko’s Kitchen,Mountain Peoples Wine Dist. Inc., Jeriko Estate, Girasole Vineyards, Razan Organic Kitchen, and Rustic Bakery.
Huge thanks to our wonderful volunteers who made the event possible: June Barnard, Kevin Connelly, Sharon Donovan, Sarah Elzea, Michelle Epstein, Karen Gosling, Beth Hird, Susan Kamprath, Maureen Mitra, Erin Palmerston, Michael Reppy, Lauren Vanett, and Rod Windle