Corte Madera Events

Author Events at our Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Andrew Bacevich - EVENT CANCELED

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 7:00pm

This event is CANCELED. We will look forward to a future event with Andrew Bacevich.

Free Event - Open to the Public

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Andrew Bacevich talks about Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War ($25.00). Bacevich exposes the preconceptions, biases, and habits that underlie our pervasive faith in military might, especially the notion that overwhelming superiority will oblige others to accommodate America’s needs and desires—whether for cheap oil, cheap credit, or cheap consumer goods.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780805091410
Availability: Special Order
Published: Metropolitan Books - August 3rd, 2010

The bestselling author of "The Limits of Power" critically examines the Washington consensus on national security and why it must change


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Tanya Egan Gibson - How to Buy a Love of Reading

Monday, August 9, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Tanya Egan Gibson presents her novel How to Buy a Love of Reading ($15.00). Asked to name her favorite book, sixteen-year-old Carley Wells answers, “Never met one I liked.” Her parents are horrified and decide to commission a book to be written just for her. They will be the Medicis of Long Island and buy their daughter The Love of Reading.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780452296091
Availability: Special Order
Published: Plume Books - July 27th, 2010

Read Tanya Egan Gibson's posts on the Penguin Blog.
A playful, witty, and remarkably accomplished debut novel about how reading can save your life


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Doug Dorst - The Surf Guru

Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Doug Dorst discusses The Surf Guru ($25.95). Each of Dorst’s stories is a virtuoso performance balancing humor and insight, pulsing with a gritty and punchy, distinctly American realism—and yet always pushing on into the unexpected, taking us to someplace new. Dorst is the author of Alive in Necropolis.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781594487538
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Hardcover - April 29th, 2010

The personal story of how a psychiatrist confronts the profound changes sweeping the medical establishment as they reshape her life and career.


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Dora Calott Wang - The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist’s Reflections on Healing in a Changing World

Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 4:00pm

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Dora Calott Wang discusses The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist’s Reflections on Healing in a Changing World ($25.95). Through the prism of her own story as a psychiatrist, Wang elucidates key events in her professional life—the declining state of hospitals and clinics, the advent of managed care, and the rise of profits at the expense of patient care—that highlight the medical profession’s decline.
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$25.95
ISBN: 9781594487538
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Hardcover - April 29th, 2010

The personal story of how a psychiatrist confronts the profound changes sweeping the medical establishment as they reshape her life and career.


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Christopher Gortner - The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Christopher Gortner talks about The Confessions of Catherine de Medici ($25.00). The truth is, none of us are innocent. We all have sins to confess. So reveals Catherine de Medici in this brilliantly imagined novel about one of history’s most powerful and controversial women. Gortner is the author of The Last Queen.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780345501868
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - May 25th, 2010

The truth is, none of us are innocent. We all have sins to confess.
 


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Peter Heller - Kook: What Surfing Taught Me about Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave

Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 4:00pm

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Peter Heller talks about Kook: What Surfing Taught Me about Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave ($15.00). With grit, poetry, and humor, Heller, author of The Whale Warriors, recounts his remarkable journey of discovery—of surfing, an entirely new challenge; of the ocean’s beauty and power; of the strange surf subculture; of love; and, most of all, of how to seek adventure while crafting a meaningful life.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780743294201
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Published: Free Press - July 13th, 2010

With grit, poetry, and humor, Peter Heller, acclaimed author of The Whale Warriors recounts his remarkable journey of discovery--of surfing, an entirely new challenge; of the ocean's beauty and power; of the strange surf subculture; of love; and, most of all, of how to seek adventure while crafting a meaningful life.


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Gary Shteyngart - Super Sad True Love Story

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Gary Shteyngart talks about Super Sad True Love Story ($26.00). The author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook and Absurdistan presents his hilarious and heartfelt new novel, a deliciously dark tale of America’s dysfunctional coming years—and the timeless and tender feelings that just might bring us back from the brink.

View his hilarious book trailer on youtube.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781400066407
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - July 27th, 2010

The author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart has risen to the top of the fiction world. Now, in his hilarious and heartfelt new novel, he envisions a deliciously dark tale of America's dysfunctional coming years--and the timeless and tender feelings that just might bring us back from the brink.


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John Gray - Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice

Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 7:00pm

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John Gray discusses Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice ($29.95). Dr. Gray advises men and women of the best ways to harness the connection between stress, blood sugar, body fat, and behavior to create lifelong passion and better health. Dr. Gray says that the differences between the sexes, and how they relate to one another, are biochemically based and can be explained—and managed—by our hormones.

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By John Gray, Hyla Cass (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780978279738
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Published: Mind Publishing Company - May 1st, 2010

In VENUS ON FIRE, MARS ON ICE, Dr. John Gray advises men and women of the best ways to harness the connection between stress, blood sugar, body fat, and behavior to create lifelong passion and better health. Dr. Gray reveals that the differences between the sexes, and how they relate to one another, are biochemically based and can be explained--and managed--by our hormones.

Dr.


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Stanislav Grof - Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Stanislav Grof talks about Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy ($19.95). This new book provides the most comprehensive look yet at this profoundly healing technique. Stanislav Grof, M.D. is a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781438433943
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Published: Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo - August 1st, 2010

In this long awaited book, Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof describe their groundbreaking new form of self-exploration and psychotherapy: Holotropic Breathwork. Holotropic means 'moving toward wholeness, ' from the Greek holos ( whole) and trepein (moving in the direction of). The breathwork utilizes the remarkable healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness.


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T. J. Stiles - The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Monday, August 2, 2010 - 7:00pm

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T. J. Stiles discusses The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt ($19.95). Stiles presents his National Book Award-winning dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Stiles is the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in the Biography.

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$21.00
ISBN: 9781400031740
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Published: Vintage Books USA - April 20th, 2010

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD


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