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Jane Applegate - 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Jane Applegate talks about 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business ($22.95). Small-business expert and consultant Applegate shares creative and proven approaches for building small businesses. She shows how business owners can use online marketing and social networking effectively. She offers strategies for thriving in challenging economic times.

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$22.95
ISBN: 9780470919668
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Published: Bloomberg Press - May 3rd, 2011

Completely revised and updated edition of this very popular and successful small business book

The first edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business was hailed by management guru and author Tom Peters as "Brilliantly researched. Brilliantly written. A gem of priceless value on almost every page. Read. Inhale. Absorb. Great Stuff "


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Ed Rosenthal - Marijuana Grower’s Handbook

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 4:20pm

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Ed Rosenthal presents Marijuana Grower’s Handbook ($29.95). Ed Rosenthal is the Guru of Ganja (SM). He perfected his growing techniques over 30 years so that all you need is the book!

All new and updated,
Marijuana Grower’s Handbook turns every gardener into a great grower. The book contains the latest research, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana–indoors and out. This book delivers all the basics necessary for a novice and also provides advanced research useful to the more experienced grower. Learn the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. 500 pages with full-color photography throughout. This is the most accurate and comprehensive book available on marijuana cultivation.


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By Ed Rosenthal, Tommy Chong (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780932551467
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Published: Quick American Archives - June 8th, 2010

The all new Marijuana Grower's Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana indoors and out. Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years.


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Ciji Ware - A Race to Splendor

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Ciji Ware discusses her novel A Race to Splendor ($16.99). Inspired by female architect Julia Morgan, this is the riveting tale of a race against time to rebuild two luxury hotels after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake destroyed 400 city blocks and left 250,000 homeless. Ware is the author of Island of the Swans.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781402222696
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 1st, 2011

"Blindly, she inched along a floor pitching as violently as the deck of a boat in a midwinter storm. Her hands touched the threshold opening onto the ninth floor foyer at the instant the glass transom over her head exploded into a thousand pieces. Reflexively, Amelia cast her right arm in front of her face, but not before blood spurted from her scalp and ran down her checks.


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Jennet Conant - A Covert Affair: The Adventures of Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Jennet Conant presents A Covert Affair: The Adventures of Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS ($28.00). Conant presents a stunning account of Julia Child’s early life—pre-Mastering the Art of French Cooking—as an OSS agent in the Far East. Conant is the author of Tuxedo Park and The Irregulars.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781439163528
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor.


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Anchee Min - Pearl of China

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Anchee Min talks about her novel Pearl of China ($15.00). In the southern China town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the 19th century, two girls bump heads and become thick as thieves. Min brings new color to the life of Pearl S. Buck, illuminated by the sweep of history and an unforgettable friendship. Min is the author of Empress Orchid.

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781608193127
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - March 29th, 2011

In the small southern China town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves. Willow is the only child of a destitute family. Pearl is the headstrong daughter of Christian missionaries-and will grow up to become Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize-winning writer and activist.


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Spring Warren with Illustrator Nemo - The Quarter Acre Farm

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 1:00pm

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Spring Warren presents The Quarter Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family For a Year ($17.95). Warren presents her account of deciding—despite all resistance—to take control of her family’s food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It’s a story of bugs, worms, and learning. Make your books into an original art pieces with book plates printed live by Quarter Acre Farm Illustrator Nemo!

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By Spring Warren, Jesse Pruet (Illustrator)
$19.00
ISBN: 9781580053402
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - March 15th, 2011

When Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year--and that she wanted to do it in their yard--they told her she was crazy.

She did it anyway.


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Kurt Timmermeister - Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Kurt Timmermeister talks about Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land ($24.95). Timmermeister details with honesty the initial stumbles and subsequent realities he had to face in his quest to establish a profitable farm. He includes the specifics of making cheese, raising cows, and slaughtering pigs, and he recasts the way we think about our relationship to the food we consume.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780393070859
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 17th, 2011

Former urbanite Timmermeister offers an intimate look at the life and livelihood of a modern-day farmer.


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Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas - Life on the Line: Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 12:30pm

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Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas present Life on the Line: Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat ($27.50). At the age of 36, Grant Achatz, owner, creator, and visionary behind Chicago's Alinea restaurant, has earned virtually every desirable accolade in the culinary world. His greatest achievement thus far, however, may be surviving. For, in 2007, just as all of the stuff of his personal and professional dreams was falling into place, Achatz was diagnosed with Stage IV squamous cell carcinoma—tongue cancer.

In
Life on the Line, Achatz and co-author Kokonas, his business partner and close friend, tell the compelling story of Achatz's journey from "chief egg-cracker" at his grandmother's restaurant to Culinary Institute of America student; from frustrated and disappointed line cook under one world-famous chef to eager and valued sous chef under anotherThomas Keller of Napa's French Laundry, who would become his role model and mentor; from transformative executive chef at the four-star Chicago restaurant Trio, to trail-blazing chef and co-owner of one of the finest restaurants in the world. Finally, Achatz and Kokonas share the most remarkable part of this already incredible and inspiring life story: Achatz's diagnosis, battle with, and odds-defying recovery from a cancer that could have progressively robbed him of his speech, his palate, and his life.

Grant Achatz is the chef and co-owner of Alinea restaurant in Chicago, named, in April 2010, the #1 Restaurant in North America and the #7 restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine. Nick Kokonas partnered with Grant Achatz in 2005 to develop Alinea, where he remains actively engaged in strategy, marketing, and business planning.

Visit the Life on the Line website for interviews, slideshows & more!

Read about Life on the Line in Galley Cat, from Book Passage Buyer Sheryl Cotleur

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$27.50
ISBN: 9781592406012
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Published: Gotham - March 3rd, 2011

"One of America's great chefs" ("Vogue") shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown-and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer.


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Market to Table: Isa Moskowitz - Appetite for Reduction: 100 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 11:45am

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Check out the interview with Isa on the Book Passage Blog!

Isa Moskowitz talks about Appetite for Reduction: 100 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes ($19.95) and presents a cooking demo. On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781600940491
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - December 7th, 2010

This is not your mother's low-fat cookbook. There's no foolish tricks, no bizarre concoctions, no chemicals, no frozen meals...no fake anything Appetite for Reduction means cooking with real food, for real life.


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Market to Table Event: Alice Medrich - Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 11:00am

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Alice Medrich talks about Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies ($25.95) and presents a cooking demo. On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781579653972
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Published: Artisan Publishers - November 12th, 2010

2010 IACP Baking Book of the Year

With recipes organized by texture Flaky, gooey, crunchy, crispy, chewy, chunky, melt-in-your-mouth . . .


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