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Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
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    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

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Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet by Edward Humes
Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet

Ted Magnuson, August 16, 2009

An excellent book. If I were to be at all critical, the emphasis in this book could be changed. Nit picky, granted but Andy Franks, a big mover behind the electric car/California Car project should have been featured earlier. Humes also has an excellent backgrounder on how our freeway/road system was a gift to the auto industry at the expense of the electric trolleys, etc, that were once a common feature of American Cities. This is an excellent example of how the profit motive has run totally opposite providing services for the common good.
OK, OK, I like my car, too but did you know that Henry Ford drove an electric car? That is profiled in the book, too and Andy Frank's e-car conversion is evidently quite the zippy option.
This country needs more futurist and opinion makers like Andy Franks (and Edward Humes) who are all about reshaping society into a healthy place for children and for those of a collaborative spirit. The idea of milking 'the commons' for all it's worth ala Bernie Madoff, Kenneth Lay...has got to stop. Isn't that what governments were instituted to protect? Humes does an excellent job of putting a positive spin on the vision for a healthier world.
The life stories of 'Conservancy' style backers Roxanne Quimby (Burts Bees) and Doug Thompkins (Patagonia) are also profiled in this book. These big hats made their money the old fashioned way, working hard at things they loved to do with a twist--Their work was actually beneficial to society as a whole. Would that we all could follow their example.
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Writing Screenplays That Sell: The Complete, Step-By-Step Guide for Writing and Selling to by Michael Hauge
Writing Screenplays That Sell: The Complete, Step-By-Step Guide for Writing and Selling to

Ted Magnuson, May 24, 2007

I met with Michael when he was in Portland not long ago. As clearly implied in his book, he is a very down to earth man with practical ideas explained in a methodic step by step way. Why then do I rate his book only a four? No problem. Let me get back to you after my screenplay sells!
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The Moses Probe by Ted Magnuson
The Moses Probe

Ted Magnuson, November 1, 2006

Hello I'm the author of this book. I live in Portland and Powell's is one of my favorite places to browse, breathe and get the story right. Here's what moved me to write this novel. At age 37, my sister Laura died. As a practical midwesterner and even a life-long book-lover, until Laura died, writing a book seemed to me a luxury I could ill afford. With her passing, believe me, I knew I'd put it off long enough. While death is hardly an alien abduction...well, it is amazing the connections and the journeys the imagination can take with just a little prodding. Have fun, fair reader, please enjoy The Moses Probe.
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