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Alpha Girls

The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime

Guthrie's newest book, Alpha Girls, to be released April 2019, is the untold story of pioneering women in Silicon Valley. Described as Hidden Figures meets The Social Network, Alpha Girls is a story of women who bucked the system and found ways to survive and thrive in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of Silicon Valley. Alpha Girls is currently being made into a television series by Academy-Award winning producer Cathy Schulman.

"Guthrie is the best author writing about Silicon Valley today, and Alpha Girls is the book that the world needs right now. It's the real story behind the largest legal creation of wealth in the history of the planet. If you area woman who works, or simply work with women, Alpha Girls is essential reading." - Adam Fisher, author of Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley

How to Make a Spaceship

A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

Guthrie's 2017 NYT best-seller, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight, tells the story of an unforgettable cast of characters who dreamed of getting to space without the government's help. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson wrote the foreword, and Prof. Stephen Hawking wrote the afterword.

The Billionaire and the Mechanic

How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, The America's Cup, Twice

Guthrie's other best-selling books include, The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, The America's Cup. The book was named by Forbes as a top book of 2013. Guthrie spent over a year interviewing Oracle co- founder Larry Ellison and has great insights into how someone can go from humble beginnings to entrepreneurial success to titan of industry. Ellison built Oracle into a global force and has become the world's 3rd wealthiest person with personal net worth of over $50 billion.

The Grace of Everyday Saints

How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith

Julian Guthrie wrote a three-part series called "The Lost Parish," for the San Francisco Chronicle in 2007. The series, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, brought to life the decade-long struggle by a group of Catholics to save their church, St. Brigid. It was the backbone for Ms. Guthrie's new book, The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith.

Praise for How to Make a Spaceship

The Washington Post"[How to Make a Spaceship] reads like a thriller . . . The story sounds incredible, as if torn from the pages of science fiction. And it has a happy ending."

The Wall Street Journal"If you admire those who aim really high, How to Make a Spaceship belongs on your bookshelf. . . . [It] offers a rousing anthem to the urge to explore."

San Francisco Chronicle"When the history of 21st century American space efforts is written decades or centuries from now, this book will be a valuable contemporary record of what it was like when humanity was trying to break out of its home."

Wired.com"[How to Make a Spaceship] includes enough death-defying stunts, madcap schemes, wild coincidences, and rousing redemptive moments to fuel a dozen Hollywood blockbusters."

Nature"In How to Make a Spaceship, journalist Julian Guthrie tackles the story of private spaceflight. Readers who want to know about its early days will revel in her charismatic sketches of the space geeks, entrepreneurs and aviation buffs who made SpaceShipOne."

Publishers Weekly"If readers are looking for scientific discussions, humorous anecdotes, and intense action, Guthrie covers those. The flights are written to make readers feel like they’re experiencing them in real time, nerves and all."

Kirkus Reviews"Engaging . . . Just the thing for aspiring astronauts and rocketeers."

Ken Auletta
Author of Googled: The End of the World as We Know It
"I don’t know how Julian Guthrie does it. In her last book, she didn’t race in the America’s Cup, yet readers felt they had. And now in How to Make a Spaceship, although she wasn’t strapped into the cockpit of the first civilian spacecraft to rocket into outer space, her vivid writing places readers right there. With the flair of a novelist and the precision of a fine journalist, she takes readers on a journey not just into space but into the hearts and minds of the adventurers who dare go where NASA no longer does. Her tale will quicken your pulse."

Arianna Huffington
Author, cofounder of The Huffington Post
"The story of Peter Diamandis is a reminder of the power of passion and persistence. How to Make a Spaceship chronicles the amazing journey of a key figure in the private race to space—a dreamer who, in the face of multiple setbacks and naysayers, simply refused to let go of his dream."

Dean Kamen
Inventor, entrepreneur, founder of FIRST Robotics
"Too few kids and young adults understand the power of science and technology. We need role models demonstrating the power of passion and perseverance to make dreams come true. How to Make a Spaceship is filled with innovators and doers. The story will inspire makers of all ages."

Captain Mark Kelly (USN, Ret.)
Former naval aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut
"This incredible book is The Right Stuff with afterburners. Intrepid designers and innovators risk their reputations. Gutsy test pilots risk their lives. Explorers push new boundaries of what so many once thought was impossible. All brought together by a real gravity-defying force, Peter Diamandis. How to Make a Spaceship is required reading for anyone who cares about space, aviation, and the future of flight."

Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author, Futurist and Chancellor, Singularity University"This outstanding and compelling book shows the power of one man’s vision, and the ability of small teams to accomplish extraordinary things. How to Make a Spaceship will inspire and guide you to take on your own Moonshot."

Gwyneth Paltrow"[A book] that has the power to expand minds, while wholly captivating our imagination."

Pharrell Williams"How to Make a Spaceship is an incredible story of passion and persistance."

Seth Green"Need inspiration? Try this book."

Tony Robbins"Need inspiration for your own moonshot? Buy this book. Read it!"