Laurie David: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Laurie David

Author, Producer & Renowned Environmental Activist

“If you can muster the energy for only one tool to raising a healthy family, make it having family dinner. This book will help you make those meals easy, fun, and of lasting impact.” — Tom Hanks, Actor, Producer, Dad

Laurie David wants to help America’s overwhelmed families sit down to dinner in her newest book The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time. The Family Dinner is an inspirational, practical — and, of course, green — guide to the most important hour in your family’s day, dinnertime. With input from more than 50 experts in everything from parenting to poetry to pasta, this book is chock full of fantastic family-approved recipes, dinner conversation starters, ways to express gratitude, green values for the kitchen, and a whole lot more. The Family Dinner will help families cut through the fog of computers, television, texting and busy schedules and will help overwhelmed parents re-discover the joy of this time honored ritual.

Over the past decade, David has produced several projects to bring the issue of global warming into mainstream popular culture – including authoring the bestselling Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and co-authoring The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, written for kids of all ages and published in eleven languages. The New York Times writes about The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming: “…I’ve never seen a more comprehensive explanation of the phenomenon in so few words” and it received the prestigious Green Earth Book Award in the nonfiction category.

David is a producer of the 2006 Academy Award winner An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary film based on former Vice President Al Gore’s thirty years of research on global warming, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and at the Cannes Film Festival. An Inconvenient Truth received the prestigious Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of America, the Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary, and a rare Humanitas Prize Special Award.

David executive produced the TBS comedy special, Earth to America!, which won her a Gracie Allen Award. The show garnered rave reviews and sparked hundreds of TV, print and radio stories about global warming. She also executive produced the HBO documentary Too Hot Not to Handle on the effects of global warming in the United States.

Declared “the Bono of climate change” by Vanity Fair, David has been featured several times on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Fox News one hour special “The Heat is On.” David was the first ever guest editor of the May 2006, 2007 and 2008 issues of Elle magazine, which made history by being the first fashion magazine to devote an entire issue to the environment and print its pages on recycled paper. In the past several years, she has been profiled in People, Glamour, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire, Self, Elle, Seed Magazine, The New Yorker, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Wired, House and Garden, Vanity Fair, Outside Magazine and The New York Times. Laurie has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNBC, NOW, Nightline, Hardball, Joe Scarborough Country and The Martha Stewart Show. She is also a featured blogger and consultant for The Huffington Post.

David resides in Los Angeles with her two daughters.

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  • Cutting Through the Fog: Technology and the Family Dinner
  • The Family Dinner: Connecting with Each Other and Improving Our Health One Meal at a Time

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