Back in 1997, I helped Kara Swisher write her first book: AOL.COM, the story of a then-small tech company …
I’ve had a busy couple of years since my own book, Bears in the Streets, came out in 2017, and I’m very proud to reveal my newest book collaborations, all released this year:
In May, I had the pleasure of joining a spectacular group of speakers including Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Evan McMullin…
The whole story of Bears in the Streets, told in two minutes:
The Booklist review is in! “Dickey’s travelogue is truly heartwarming, drawing strength from the honesty and openness of the people she visits and revisits and opening windows on the opinions of the Russian people on nearly everything…”
Kirkus Reviews has weighed in on Bears in the Streets, calling it a “spirited account” and “an affecting travelogue that reveals true Russian personality.”
“Lisa Dickey has chosen an inspired way to tell a most fascinating story about the evolution of modern Russia. Bears in the Streets is brilliant, real and readable.”
When Gary Matoso and I went on that first trip across Russia, in 1995, we brought along enough cords, adapters, floppy disks, rolls of film and batteries to open our own pop-up Best Buy. At that time, it would have been virtually impossible to replace anything that got lost or broken on the road, so we made sure we had at least two of everything.
In the summer of 1976, when I was nine, my mother decided she’d like to visit the Soviet Union. My father was a US Navy pilot, the Cold War was in full swing, and Russians, as far as I knew, were our sworn enemies. What in the world was my mother thinking, going there on vacation?
… the photographer Gary Matoso and I decided to take a three-month trip across Russia. He had a prototype digital camera, a giant Kodak DCS 420, and the crazy notion that we could post stories and photos in real time to a website as we traveled. This, at a time when just 14% of Americans had ever been on the Internet.