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Mark Laxer

Long ago, Mark Laxer's quest to understand the bigger world landed him in the inner circle of a brilliant, charismatic guru gone mad. After writing "Take Me For A Ride" and weathering a $30 million lawsuit, Laxer continued the quest by writing "The Monkey Bible", which asks science, religion, and mythology what it means to be human. Laxer runs a software corporation, a storytelling gathering, and a wildlife conservation organization. In 2004, he invented virtual ecotourism.