Sandra lerner was born in 1955 in upperville, virginia, usa. With the collection ranging from ancient times through to now, there really is plenty to interest and appeal to everyone. Sandy lerner was included in the articles list of the rich and famous trying their hand at what else. Sandy has spent 30 years meticulously collecting and curating cat memorabilia from all over the world and her new book is a fascinating testament and historical journey of art imitating cats.
Sandy lerner biography life, family, childhood, parents. Though brand new to the market, it will shortly be a mandatory holding for a complete art library. One of her main projects, chawton house, is in england, but most of her work remains in the united states. Delving into sandy lerners new book, caticons, was a pure delight. The 59 year old former tech entrepreneur belongs to what the wall street journal has dubbed a new generation of gentleman farmers.
He was awarded the computer entrepreneur award in 2009 for cofounding cisco systems and pioneering and advancing the commercialization of routing technology and the profound changes. Sandy lerner received a masters degree in statistics and computer science from stanford university and went on to cofound cisco systems in 1984. Lerner publishing group is now one of north americas largest independent book publishers for children and young adults. Sandy lerner visits goucher college second impressions. Sandy lerners book, caticons, just released middleburg eccentric.
Cisco systems was founded in december 1984 by leonard bosack and sandy lerner, two stanford university computer scientists. Born in topeka, kansas, in 1979, ben lerner is the author of three books of poetry the lichtenberg figures, angle of yaw, and mean free path. Sandy lerner project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Its the result of a 30year odyssey by author sandy lerner best known as the cofounder of companies like cisco and urban decay. A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. Northanger abbey with the publication of second impressions, many people are again wondering just who sandy lerner aka ava. Striving to keep organic farming sustainable sandy lerner made millions from her companies cisco systems and urban decay. Unwilling to sit by and let her mind rust while be provided for by relatives, sandy graduated high school and college at an early age and by the time she was 31, had cofounded cisco systems with her thenhusband, leonard bostock. The reader will find great satisfaction in perusing the entire second impressions by ava farmer. For her work on the collection, preservation, and establishment of the library and study centre, she has received five honorary phd degrees.
While working as computer operation staff at stanford the. Sandy lerner will talk about second impressions, and sign copies of the book, at inspired by austen, an event saturday at case western reserve university sponsored by the jane austen society. All of our paper waste is recycled within the uk and turned into corrugated cardboard. This is no ordinary coffeetable book full of pretty pictures. Sandy lerner is the kind of woman whom jane austen would have appreciated. Sandy is just wired differently than most people, says laura clark, a friend of lerners and owner of wylie wagg pet shop. Sandy lerners book, caticons, just released middleburg. Lerner and her husband began their company out of their living room back in the 1980s, and it grew explosively over the next few years. Caticons is a tremendously rich gallery of feline artwork shared with us by sandy lerner. Multiple issuessandra sandy lerner born 1955 was a cofounder of cisco systems with then partner leonard bosack. As a final note, i must include that ava farmer is the pen name of sandy lerner, the austenite who made her fortune in software design, then purchased chawton house in england to remodel it as a study center and library for early english writers.
She tended livestock and drove a truck that was part of the familys supplemental heating business, coming home every weekend to help out while attending college at chico state, where she studied political science. Squires sandy lerner, who founded ayrshire farm and hunters head tavern in upperville and the home farm store in middleburg, is expanding her retail footprint with a new business model. Rutgers universitynewark professor sandy skoglund is an internationally renowned artist known for her colorful, captivating photography that mines the subconscious while blending the everyday and the surreal. We want your experience with world of books to be enjoyable and problem free. Interview with sandy lerner, author of caticons, a cat table book share this post. Sandy lerner speakers bureau and booking agent info. Welcome to my thirtyyear odyssey probing the corners of the art world, catalogues, foreign shores, and cyberspace, all in search of the one cat thing i did not. It spans both oriental and occidental cultures over centuries. Ava farmer is the penname of sandy lerner, founder of the chawton house library and centre for the study of early. If we are able to see things a little differently, the novel seems to say, if amid the chaos we can locate pockets of potentialfor connection, for collectivitythen theres hope. Harry lerner remains chairman of the company, and his oldest son, adam lerner, is the ceo and publisher. Flying in the face of this monopoly, sandy lerner cofounder of cisco systems made a bold decision. One testament to lerners love and devotion to austen is her recent novel, second impressions. This book also explains how cisco is positioning itself to enter a new.
Welcome to my thirtyyear odyssey probing the corners of the art world, catalogues, foreign shores, and cyberspace, all in search of the one cat thing i did not have. Lerner presents it in a manner that is simultaneously personable and scholarly. Cisco founder sandy lerner talks competitive advantage and. She was also featured in part 2 of the pbs documentary nerds 2. New book spans career of internationally renowned artist. Welcome to sandy lerners thirtyyear odyssey probing the corners of the art. In august 2017 she released a book named caticons, a book on the art imitating cats. Offroad with sandy lerner gentlewoman farmers, part 1. Was the firing of sandy lerner and len bosack completely. I recognize so much of what fills this book, since i, too, survived a school shooting. Sandy lerner was raised by her aunt and uncle on a northern california pear farm.
Bosack born 1952 is a cofounder of cisco systems, an americanbased multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking and communications technology, and services. Sandy lerner reads from and discusses her novel, second impressions at the center for fiction. Sandy is the quintessential ailurophile in other words, shes one serious cat fancier. With her partner now exhusband leonard bosack, she helped. Sandy lerner as cofounder of cisco systems in 1984, sandy lerner was a true internet pioneer. Sandy lerner generally travels from upperville, va, usa and can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other. The estimated speaking fee range to book sandy lerner for your event is available upon request. Unwilling to sit by and let her mind rust while be provided for by relatives, sandy graduated high school and college at an early age and by the time she was 31. Interview with sandy lerner, author of caticons, a cat. With their newfound wealth, the couple established the bosack. Caticons by sandy lerner truly is a treasure trove on paper and is a fascinating read whether you are researching something or just simply appreciating the wonderful photographs of felinethemed items on every page.
Lerners book, second impressions, is a sequel to jane. She built a new sound system for a local church and regularly. Caticons the book 4,000 years of art imitating cats. Sandy lerner opens new locally sourced food store in. Lerners letter protested that the giant company had ripped off urban decays products with its new street wear line of alternative colors. Book prize fiction winner ben lerner on the topeka school. Known all around the world as the cofounder of cisco systems, inc.
She cofounded cisco systems, and used the money from its sale to pursue interests in animal welfare and womens writing. In august 2017, lerner released caticons, a book of art imitating cats. The book, caticons, chronicles that journey, a catwalk of 4,000 years of art. Sandy lerner, who writes under the penname ava farmer, is the founder of the chawton house library and centre for the study of early english writing in chawton, hampshire, england. Sandy lerner was born in 1955 as a native of northern california. Leaving the atocha station by ben lerner, paperback. Fatefully, sandys business manager, david soward, introduced her to. The exhibition will open at the june kelly gallery, 166 mercer street, on october 10, and the works will remain. One of her main projects, chawton house, is in england. She cofounded cisco systems, and used the money from its sale to. Sandra lerner, cosmic sublime cosmic sublime, an exhibition of new paintings by sandra lerner interweaves theories in astrophysics with the intuitive mysticism of taoism, in which the cosmos is seen as one inseparable reality and in which there is an interrelationship of all things.
S who were in charge of stanford computer science and graduate school of business computer operations groups respectively when the hardware was developed. While perhaps bestknown as the cofounder of cisco systems, and in other circles as the founder of urban decay, sandy lerner now runs an organic, humane farm. Sandy lerner born 1955 is an american businesswoman and philanthropist. After leaving cisco, she founded urban decay cosmetics, and is an advocate of animal welfare. What a wonderful homage to our beloved felines of all shapes, sizes, and colors. New book spans career of internationally renowned artist sandy skoglund.
The author of the topeka school, winner of the 2019 times book prize for fiction, speaks on poetry, debate, citizenship and crisis homeschooling. From richly illustrated picture books and solid nonfiction resources to entertaining fiction and graphic novels. Knowing little of the person but what i read in the new york times, sandy lerner, as an idea, has long fascinated me, to the extent that she inspired a minor character in the jane austen project, an ancient ph. Now, on her virginia farm, she is hoping to change the way americans get their meat. Sandra lerner and leonard bosack are the husbandwife pair, who founded cisco systems inc in 1984. Let me add some filler information before i answer the actually question. Lerner received honorary doctorates from washington and jefferson college, goucher college, the university of southampton in england and shenandoah university lerner was featured in the documentary film something ventured, which premiered in 2011. As a final note, i must include that ava farmer is the pen name of sandy. Cindy mellott caticons is a gorgeous coffee table book that is perfect for those who love art and cats.
On november 14 in new york city, she was able to sit down for a conversation with cisco cofounder sandy lerner in front of an audience of hundreds. You would have caticons, opines sandy lerner on the book jacket of. You would have caticons, opines sandy lerner on the book jacket of her latest literary endeavor. Caticons 4 000 years of art imitating cats by sandy lerner. After completing her political science degree from california state university, chico, she attended claremont graduate school to finish her masters degree in 1977. Sandy lerner opens new locally sourced food store in marshall published october 10, 2016 by paula c.647 1355 283 910 564 102 1202 104 1020 1620 1424 456 401 1390 1404 740 81 879 1537 476 1372 207 848 212 1178 315 155 823 1274 642 102 5 1548 1335 912 822 413 172 598 1046 199 9 115 1346 890 1496 894 1363