Saturday, December 15, 2007

Small Planet Fund Party - THANK YOU

Our deep appreciation to everyone who joined us at the party. With more than 200 people turning out this year, we had a packed house and raised tens of thousands of dollars for our core grantees. Our special guest this year from the Landless Workers Movement (MST), Luis Antonio Pancetti, had a great time, too. Dawn Plummer from the Friends of the MST organized an amazing tour for him, including the party and a taping for Democracy Now! (it should air on Monday 12/17).
Off for a much-needed holiday!
Wishing you all well... Anna

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

So Many Places to Give! The Small Planet Fund Gets a Shout Out in The New York Times

Tomorrow is our big event and today we got a very sweet mention from our dear friend Marion Nestle in The New York Times: “So Little Time, So Many Charities to Feed.”

Monday, December 10, 2007


Hey everyone - Check out the cool items on our online auction. all of your $$ goes to the very good cause of the Small Planet Fund.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Little Book That Could

When my mom decided to make her sixteenth book the first that she self-published, she did so with a gulp and a big leap of faith. In an ever-more concentrated publishing industry, it's a tough market out there for any author, even those being published by big-name yahoos. So, considering what she was up against when she launched our new imprint Small Planet Media with 20,000 copies of Getting a Grip: Courage, Clarity, and Creativity in a World Gone Mad, it's even more exciting to announce the news we just got today: Getting a Grip hit the San Francisco Chronicle's top ten paperback bestseller list this week. That's right... sidling up next to Eat, Pray, Love; Omnivore's Dilemma; No Country for Old Men... is Getting a Grip!

My mom published Getting a Grip on her own terms, which meant using a union-run print shop, choosing recycled paper and soy-based ink, and picking her own cover design, and she got the book out there. If you haven't got your copy yet, check it out a local bookstore near you. Go mom!

--signing off as a proud daughter