Bee Lavender has over thirty years experience leading organizations in areas such as public policy, scientific research, and technology. She has been the founder and chief executive of three successful startup companies and her contributions as a social media pioneer caused Time Magazine to call her a “reigning mother superior.”
Bee is also the critically-acclaimed author of Lessons in Taxidermy and editor of the anthologies Breeder and Mamaphonic. She has written for The Guardian, Salon, Catapult, Bust, Bitch, and appeared on many NPR and BBC Radio programs. Her writing regularly appears in anthologies in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Her work in technology and publishing has been reviewed and featured in a wide array of outlets like Wired, Fast Company, Forbes, The Telegraph, USA Today, The Times, The New Yorker, Time Out, and Utne Reader.
Bee Lavender was born and raised on the Kitsap Peninsula, and currently lives in London.
Her powerful, elegant memoir should be read by everyone.... as an example of what truly well-written and unflinching self-examination can be like.
Witnessing her strength and sheer determination to live makes this striking book completely engrossing.
You know how sometimes you read a book that's so powerful, you find you keep flipping to the back to look at the author's photo? Lessons in Taxidermy has that effect.
Lavender's memoir is exquisite, precise and deeply affecting from beginning to end.