Oil On The Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank took me 4 years to research and write. It was published in 2007 by Nan Talese/Doubleday, and got very nice reviews. Here’s one by Ted Conover from the New York Times Book Review.
Oil On The Brain won a Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction and was named one of the 25 Notable Books of 2007 by the American Library Association.
The quote I always wanted to put on the cover of the book was something legendary Texas wildcatter Michel Halbouty said to his secretary after he spoke with me: “She took a lot of my time. I hope she writes a good book.”
This illustration accompanied the review in the SF Chronicle.