J. Ruth Gendler's Writings
In the ’80s, J. Ruth Gendler wrote The Book of Qualities, a collection in which she personified 76 traits with a quirky specificity that led HarperPerennial to take up the self-published book and make it widely available. Artists and creative-writing teachers have kept it a favorite, drawn by such passages as “[Detachment] rarely calls before he comes over....
Wisconsin Public Radio
In Segment 2, J. Ruth Gendler re-tells the story of "The Mountain That Loved A Bird" by Alice McLerran and Eric Carle. Gendler is an artist and the author of "Notes on the Need for Beauty." She tells Anne Strainchamps that we need to learn to see the beauty in the world all around us. Also, Robert Leleux is the author of "The Memoirs of a...
About J. Ruth
J Ruth Gendler is interested in living in a world where people are more compassionate, creative, and lively. This desire informs her own creative work, including her books, her art and her teaching. She is the author of Notes on the Need for Beauty and The...
Causes J. Ruth Gendler Supports
Poets in the Schools
River of Words
Friends of the Earth
Doctors Withour Borders