The Girl From Spaceship Earth (Paperback)

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Description


The true story of a lifelong passion to live up to the practical utopian ideas of iconic American genius R. Buckminster Fuller. An honest tell-all memoir about climbing out of comfort zones and finding your own voice to make a difference in the world. It also gives readers a charming introduction to the once famous Bucky, the inventor of Synergetic Geometry and geodesic dome, and whose unswerving faith in humanity sweeps the author off her feet.

In 1982 Chicago, a mind-blowing two-day interview with the iconic futurist leads an overeager wannabe journalist to promise she’ll share his urgent messages with the world, in time to help humanity awaken in time. When Fuller’s dire predictions come true on 9/11 she must face up to her commitment, which morphs into a fiery passion when she makes unsettling discoveries about Bucky's archives at Stanford. Her outsized passions threaten her relationships and her sanity.

And yet she persists.

About the Author


Patricia Ravasio has won awards for her radio reporting, advertising copywriting, real estate sales, and community volunteerism. She wrote a long-running weekly column for her community newspaper and pens occasional guest opinion pieces for the Marin Independent Journal, but this is her first book, inspired by her 1982 interviews with iconic genius R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983). Pat is the mother of three grown daughters and lives with her husband of thirty years in Corte Madera.

Praise For…


“I’ve been waiting for this book! I interviewed Bucky Fuller as a young journalist, and the rush of profound ideas is exactly as this charming story describes. It also proves that serious is not necessarily synonymous with solemn.” – Bill McKibben, author and founder, 350.org
“My father was a great teacher because he made people think for themselves, just as the writer learns to do, and as readers will too. I am very excited about this critically timed true story.” – Allegra Fuller Snyder, Buckminster Fuller’s daughter.
“Ravasio makes profoundly relevant ideas easily accessible in this delightful narrative. These ideas are needed more than ever, especially now as America and the planet struggles.” – Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School, Author of A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of Buckminster Fuller.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780999046306
Publisher: Chapman Park Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Pages: 312