Janet Conner
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Toinette Lippe, Publisher, Brush Painter, Author of "Nothing Left Over"
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Toinette Lippe’s fingers are all over the publishing world. She worked for Knopf for 32 years, where she published the Feng/English translation of the classic Tao Te Ching. Then, she founded the Bell Tower imprint, where she published Thomas Berry, Ram Dass, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, and Stephen Levine’s A Year to Live. Most recently, she edited Mirabai Starr’s gorgeous God of Love. In her home in New York City, Toinette paints and teaches East Asian brush painting—an art form that appears to be so perfect. But perhaps in the attempt to find perfection, one must make peace with imperfection!