A biography unlike any other, The Mother of Invention tells the story of every human being now on the earth . . . through the telling of the life story of futurist and visionary Barbara Marx Hubbard. We are all moving through the same process, the book and its subject declare. It is the process of the birthing of our species.
In what may very well be a new-form literary style, this biography begins in the future, unraveling Barbara’s story backward, from December 22, 2012, to the date of her birth, and offering at the end of each chapter a special section inviting every reader to explore how they may directly apply to their own daily life what Barbara has observed and learned during her remarkable 80-year journey. It is a journey that saw her become the first woman ever to have her name placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States by a major political party, that took her to Russia as a culture ambassador for peace, that had her visiting the Oval Office and asking a President of the United States a question that he could not answer, that placed her in deep acquaintanceship with the American space program, and that finds her today at the leading edge of contemporary thought and innovative action regarding our construction of the future. In a very real sense, the story of Barbara Marx Hubbard is the story of the future of all of us, rendering it one of the most relevant and compelling of modern biographies.