Innovation Life Love:
Reflections on Living with Mortality
For Robin Brooks at The Beauty of Books, Innovation Life Love was perhaps the most important book she has ever worked on for a client. Michael Gollin, dying of ALS, came to her via editor extraordinaire Francie King. Over a period of months, Robin convinced Michael that he simply HAD to publish the inspiring poetry and prose collected from his innovationlifelove.org blog, in order to inspire so many others in the living of their lives in extreme difficulty. Michael's extensive Curriculum Vitae is also impressive.
Michael's writings have power and substance. The fact that he has continued to write and write while declining rapidly from ALS is simply remarkable.
The cover of the book was the most challenging piece. The original photograph for the cover (which Michael took — his photography is throughout) was a horizontal photograph encompassing the island and a small amount of sky and sea above and below. Robin retouched the image to vastly expand sea and sky.
Robin is proud to have been a part of this monumental gift to the world. (Softcover 6 x 9")
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