This is Oakland


For the past 10 months, I have been working on a book in my free time with a friend- the fabulous Kristen Loken- about this awesome (and often misunderstood) city that I live and work in- Oakland, CA. It’s called This is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places and it’s a stylish, visually-driven, guide/travel book about the city…but it’s more than that really.  We are profiling the most innovative, interesting businesses around the city, as well as the people that make this city so vibrant.  Oakland has been called “The New Brooklyn” time and time again, and there’s a reason behind it.  I feel like the country is looking our way to see what’s happening and I hope this book will offer readers an insider’s view of the city.

We are still working on the book, which we are self-publishing, and just launched the Kickstarter campaign! Won’t you please come check it out- and spread the word to your friends?  With Kickstarter, it’s all or nothing and we have less than a month to reach our goals.  Thanks so much!  xx

tio cover

One thought on “This is Oakland

  1. Thank you so much for this! As someone who grew up in the Bay Area, I love every aspect of it but not a lot of people really understand what I mean when it comes to Oakland. I don’t like to call Oakland the “New Brooklyn” because I think that takes away some of the originality that Oakland offers but I can see where the comparisons come from. Oakland is a beautiful city filled with interesting places and people and I’m excited to see a book published that is going to express that.

Leave a Reply