Virginia Postrel Biography

Virginia Postrel is an author, columnist, and speaker whose work spans a broad range of topics, from social science to fashion, concentrating on the intersection of culture, commerce, and technology.

A brilliant analyst and award-winning commentator, Postrel speaks and writes about a wide range of topics, often centered on culture, social trends, and economics. She offers audiences valuable business-oriented insights into fashion, design, and architecture, innovation and intellectual property, politics and social policy.

Postrel is not only a Bloomberg View columnist but also an accomplished author. The author of The FUTURE AND ITS ENEMIES: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress, Postrel also focuses on aesthetics and how fundamental they are to our personal, social and economic lives. Her book, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness, explores how the look and feel of things have become the new—and required—ingredient in creating economic value and how to turn the trend toward aesthetics to competitive advantage.

In her research, she focuses on glamour, understood not as a particular style but as an imaginative process that takes many different forms, depending on the context. She is currently writing a book on glamour and is editor-in-chief of DeepGlamour.net. Her book The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion focuses on this subject.

She also writes on the vast expansion of choices available to consumers in virtually all areas, the psychological challenges it poses for consumers, and the opportunities it presents for both future business models and personal pleasure and meaning.

Postrel was contributing editor for The Atlantic for three years, writing a monthly column on "Commerce and Culture," and a columnist for Forbes magazine. For six years, she was an economics columnist for The New York Times. Her personal blog appears on her website, Dynamist.com.

Her first book, The Future and Its Enemies, argued compellingly for an open society free from constraints as the key to progress and innovation.

Postrel served as the editor of Reason magazine, for eleven years during which time it was selected three times as a finalist for National Magazine Awards, the industry's highest honor, and she founded Reason Online.

She has twice been a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Her work has been featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004 and in the forthcoming edition for 2009.

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Who is the agent for Virginia Postrel?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Virginia Postrel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Virginia Postrel for your next private or corporate function.

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Virginia Postrel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Innovation and Sales. The estimated speaking fee range to book Virginia Postrel for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Virginia Postrel generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are An Phung, Peter Thiel and Calvin Trillin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Virginia Postrel for an upcoming event.

Virginia Postrel Videos

Re: What is free will?
Virginia Postrel, "Meaning and Value in Commercial Culture" on ...
12:39 Higher Education & the Job Market: The More Things Change ...
Finding Freedom: Virginia Postrel on the Libertarian Renaissance ...
Virginia Postrel: The Importance of Glamour - YouTube

How to book Virginia Postrel?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Virginia Postrel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Virginia Postrel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Virginia Postrel or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Virginia Postrel?

Booking fees for Virginia Postrel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Virginia Postrel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Virginia Postrel?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Virginia Postrel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Virginia Postrel for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Virginia Postrel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Virginia Postrel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Virginia Postrel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Innovation and Sales. The estimated speaking fee range to book Virginia Postrel for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Virginia Postrel generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are An Phung, Peter Thiel and Calvin Trillin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Virginia Postrel for an upcoming event.

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