Fortune Favors the Brave Launch Party and Book Signing


We are extremely proud to host the San Francisco launch party of Fortune Favors the Brave: 100 Courageous Quotations by artist, illustrator, author, and Rare Device co-founder, Lisa Congdon! Lisa will be signing books on Friday, September 18 from 6-9pm at our Divisadero shop (600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco). Swing by, say hello, and celebrate with us! Food and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! RSVP here

About the book:
A treasure trove of inspiring quotations in the tradition of the bestselling Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this new volume from beloved author and artist Lisa Congdon gathers rousing wisdom from history's great minds on how to be bold, stay strong, and take courage. Congdon lends her signature style of brilliant hand lettering to sage advice on such subjects as perseverance ("If you fell down yesterday, stand up today"--H.G. Wells), authenticity ("What should I be but just what I am?"--Edna St. Vincent Millay), and confronting fear ("Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced"--James Baldwin). Filled with uplifting reminders to seize the day, Fortune Favors the Brave demonstrates that when embarking on a new adventure, the right words of encouragement can be a priceless gift.

About the artist:
Portland, Oregon-based fine artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design & hand lettering. She works for clients around the world, exhibits her work in galleries around the country, and is the author of several books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One. She keeps a daily blog about her life, work, and inspirations called Today is Going to be Awesome. You can see more of her work at