Jennifer Lunden is a writer, speaker, and ecofeminist. Her writing has received numerous awards. She and her husband, the artist Frank Turek, live in a little house in the city, where they keep several backyard chickens, two cats, and some gloriously untamed gardens. Her most recent book, American Breakdown: Our Ailing Nation, My Body's Revolt, and the Nineteenth-Century Woman Who Brought Me Back to Life is now available from Harper Collins. You can learn more about Lunden and her work at her website.