Newman, Nell 1960(?)-
NEWMAN, Nell 1960(?)-
Born c. 1960; daughter of Paul Newman (an actor) and Joanne Woodward (an actor). Education: College of the Atlantic, B.A.
Newman's Own Organics, founder, 1993—.
(With Paul Newman and Ursula Hotchner) Newman's Own Cookbook: A Veritable Cornocopia of Recipes, Contemporary Books (Chicago, IL), 1985.
(With Joseph D'Agnese) The Newman's Own Organics' Guide to a Good Life, Villard (New York, NY), 2003.
Nell Newman founded Newman's Own Organics in 1993 after impressing her father with a Thanksgiving dinner made entirely from organic foods. Nell had previously suggested that the family food company diversify and get into the organic market, but it took the Thanksgiving dinner to sell the idea to her dad.
In 2003 Newman wrote an all-inclusive book, The Newman's Own Organics' Guide to a Good Life, designed for average people who want to maintain a healthy, natural lifestyle. In a review for E, Laura Ruth Zandstra noted that the authors do "a marvelous job of making organics accessible." A writer for E-Publishers Weekly called the book "upbeat and teaming with good news," adding that "the alternatives offered throughout … are viable and real." Although The Newman's Own Organics' Guide to a Good Life is primarily about lifestyle, Newman intended to promote more than just good health. According to the Newman's Own Organics Web site, her goal in writing the book was also "to support the environment through the growth of organic agriculture."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
E, March-April 2003, Laura Ruth Zandstra, review of The Newman's Own Organics' Guide to a Good Life, p. 60.
Nation's Business, December, 1994, Sharon Nelton, p. 63.
Organic Gardening, June, 1999, Scott Meyer, p. 80.
People, August 14, 1995, Liz McNeil, pp. 75-77.
Total Health, September-October, 1977, Josephine Mahi, pp. 42-43.
Aubrey Organics,http://www.organicnews.com/news/ (November 3, 2003), review of The Newman's Own Organics' Guide to a Good Life.
E-Publishers Weekly,http://www.zorbapress.com/epweekly/ (November 11, 2003), review of The Newman's Own Organics' Guide to a Good Life.
Newman's Own Organics Web site,http://www.newmansownorganics.com/ (March 17, 2004).*