With grace, humor, and a few tears along the way, “Inching Towards Wisdom” goes beyond the pearls of wisdom of a homegrown activist and community elder. This collection of memoir style essays invites us into the world of a daughter of Woodstock, eloquently capturing the spirit of adventure, hope and a little magic that defined a generation. Herein lies the free-spirited optimism and honest self-reflection that the Twitter generation will need to change the world.
Joanna Dreby, author of Divided by Borders and Everyday Illegal
Eva Nagel’s stories reflect a life committed to family, community, education, and social justice. I watched her bring Waldorf education to Saratoga Springs and trauma counseling to veterans and victims of Rwandan genocide. I respect leaders who know themselves, act from their strengths, and share their vulnerabilities. Eva demonstrates that and helps us understand our own experiences and gives the next generation a head start on theirs.
Ed Murphy, author of Becoming a Leader
Eva Nagel’s inviting literary montage “Inching Towards Wisdom” is like a morning meditation, a warm cup of tea, a heartfelt talk, and sage smoke - all at once calming, transforming and awakening the senses. From the inner landscape of the soul to the outer landscape of her world travels, with insightful honesty, her stories weave together a rich world of possibility; where everyday life is illuminated by all the little truths we find along the way.
Jocelyn Arem, author of Caffe Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Coffeehouse