The Booksellers at Laurelwood will welcome former Vice President Al Gore to sign The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change on Monday, February 18th, at 12:00 p.m. From his earliest days in public life, Al Gore has been warning us of the promise and peril of emergent truths—no matter how “inconvenient” they may seem to be. As absorbing as it is visionary, The Future is a map of the world to come, from a man who has looked ahead before and been proven all too right.
Almost a decade ago, Al Gore was presented with a question, "What are the drivers of global change?" Unable to immediately answer the question in full, he has continued to revisit the query, and over the last two years has researched, analyzed and produced a complex and comprehensive map of the forces that are shaping our world. The result is The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. While mapping the future is a risky undertaking, perhaps the only thing riskier is doing nothing. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded horizon and offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast in the visionary tradition of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and John Naisbitt’s Megatrends.
Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors. Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives four times and the U.S. Senate twice. He served eight years as vice president. He authored the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, and Our Choice. He is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Al Gore’s book went on sale January 29th and comes with a line ticket when purchased at The Booksellers at Laurelwood. Mr. Gore will sign a limit of four copies per person. He will not sign copies of his previous books or any kind of memorabilia, and there will be no personalization.