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Wicked Plants at Google

Posted by on June 29, 2009 in Book Tour/Events, Wicked Plants

On the book tour last month I had the extraordinary experience of getting to visit Google and give a lunchtime author talk to the employees.  I was a little star-struck, to tell you the truth.  It’s a very cool set-up–I was speaking to a group there in Mountainview, but there were other people watching via videoconference at some of Google’s other offices.

After the talk, I got to take a tour of their beautiful and eco-friendly campus and avail myself of one of those notorious Google employee perks, the free lunch.  I even bought a t-shirt. What a day.


  1. To the average non-writer Joe, you are the star and I would be star struck if I ever met you so I think it very funny that you were star struck at Google.
    I have read two of your books; Flower Confidential and Wicked plants and I enjoyed them very much. I can’ wait to read And The Earth Moved and the other book about your first garden.

  2. Yeah, I’m with David… I woulda been like, “Whoa! Famous author! Here at my workplace!”
    And of course if anyone did not meet with your approval you know many obscure ways of doing away with them now.
    I love the google talks.

  3. Greetings,
    I got to hear you speak when you were in Berkeley and really enjoyed it.
    I happened upon this article today and thought you might be interested. It’s about using tomato leaves, not just the fruits. See