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Dayna Macy - Ravenous: A Food Lover's Journey from Obsession to Freedom

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Dayna Macy discusses Ravenous: A Food Lover’s Journey from Obsession to Freedom ($24.95). Macy embarks on a year-long journey to uncover the origins of her food obsessions. From her childhood home in New York and up the California coast, Macy travels across the country, meeting with farmers, food artisans, and others, to understand what food means to her.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781401926915
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Published: Hay House - February 1st, 2011

How can I, a food lover and lifelong overeater, learn to be satisfied?


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Kris Carr - Crazy Sexy Diet

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Kris Carr presents Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! ($24.95). Infused with Carr’s signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, this work is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts readers on the fast track to vibrant health and happiness. Carr is the author of Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor.

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By Kris Carr, Dean Ornish (Foreword by), Rory Freedman (Preface by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781599218014
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Published: Skirt! - November 1st, 2010

The author of the best-selling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor takes on the crazy sexy subject of what and how we eat, drink, and think. Crazysexydiet.com On the heels of Kris Carr's best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone's health.


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Pamela Madsen - Shameless

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Pamela Madsen talks about Shameless ($24.99). In this fearless, funny memoir, Madsen tells the story of her search for sexual, personal, and spiritual wholeness. She recounts how her journey healed her issues with food, improved her body image, and helped her find the strength to be a better wife, mother, and friend.

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ISBN: 9781605291758
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Published: Rodale Books - January 18th, 2011

A funny, sexy, and wildly entertaining look at the rewards of fully realized desire in the life of one ordinary woman.


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Apolo Ohno - Zero Regrets ADDED SIGNING!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 12:00pm

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Olympic speed skater and television's Dancing with the Stars winner Apolo Ohno signs copies of Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday ($26.00). Over three consecutive Olympic games, Apolo Ohno has come to symbolize the very best of the competitive spirit—remaining equally gracious in victory and defeat, always striving to improve his performance, and appreciating the value of the hard work of training as much as any reward it might bring. In Zero Regrets, Apolo shares the inspiring personal story behind his remarkable success.

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Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller - Fortunate Sons

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller talk about Fortunate Sons: 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization ($27.95). At the twilight of the 19th century, China sent a detachment of boys to America to learn the ways of the West. After spending a decade in New England’s finest schools, they returned home. Their lives in America influenced their nation’s endeavor to become a contemporary world power.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393070040
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 14th, 2011

Drawing on diaries, letters, and other first-person accounts, Fortunate Sons tells a remarkable tale, weaving together the dramas of personal lives with the momentous thrust of a nation reborn.


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Summer Wood - Wrecker

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Summer Wood
presents her novel Wrecker ($20.00). After foster-parenting four young siblings, Wood tried to imagine a place where kids who are left alone would find the love they deserve. Fiction was the tool to realize that world. Wrecker, the central character in this novel, is the abandoned child for whom life turns around in unexpected ways.

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781608192809
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - February 15th, 2011

After foster-parenting four young siblings a decade ago, Summer Wood tried to imagine a place where kids who are left alone or taken from their families would find the love and the family they deserve. For her, fiction was the tool to realize that world, and Wrecker, the central character in her second novel, is the abandoned child for whom life turns around in most unexpected ways.


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Patricia Ljutic - A Cup of Comfort for Couples

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Left Coast Writers Launch! Patricia Ljutic talks about Colleen Sell’s A Cup of Comfort for Couples: Stories That Celebrate What It Means to Be in Love ($11.95). Every couple has a story to tell. This book is a collection of true stories that share the laughter, tears, hugs, and kisses of fifty wonderful couples.

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By Colleen Sell (Editor)
$11.95
ISBN: 9781440502002
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Published: Adams Media Corporation - December 18th, 2010

Disastrous (but hopeful ) first dates. Beyond romantic proposals. Unexpected matches.

Every couple has a story to tell. This book is a collection of true stories that share the laughter, tears, hugs, and kisses of fifty wonderful couples.


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Deborah Rodriguez - A Cup of Friendship

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Deborah Rodriguez talks about her debut novel A Cup of Friendship ($25.00). From the author of the New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School comes a story as compelling as real life: the tale of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Kabul, and the women who meet there—each with a story and a secret.
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$25.00
ISBN: 9780345514752
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 25th, 2011

From the author of the “bighearted . . . inspiring” (Vogue) memoir Kabul Beauty School comes a fiction debut as compelling as real life: the story of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there—thrown together by circumstance, bonded by secrets, and united in an extraordinary friendship.


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Ridley Pearson - The Risk Agent

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

Ridley Pearson reads from his new thriller The Risk Agent ($25.95). Rich with the atmosphere of Shanghai and crackling with tension-filled suspense, Pearson's latest introduces two compelling new characters — and heralds the start of a brilliant new series. “Pearson writes thrillers, the kind that try to yank you to the edge of your seat and keep you there.” — Boston Sunday Globe

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times-bestsellers In Harm’s Way, Killer Summer, Killer View and Killer Weekend, the bestselling Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers including those with Dave Barry. Peter and the Starcatcher, the musical based on Ridley Pearson's and Dave Barry's best selling series, has received 9 Tony Award nominations.

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Heli Perrett - The Safe Food Handbook: How to Make Smart Choices about Risky Food

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Dr. Heli Perrett presents The Safe Food Handbook: How to Make Smart Choices about Risky Food ($15.95). Food-issues expert Perrett distills a mass of complex and frequently inflammatory (and contradictory) information into an accessible and practical form. With a focus on foods that Americans love to eat and an eye on emerging trends, Perrett provides a highly practical handbook.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781615190171
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Published: Experiment - January 4th, 2011

The Safe Food Handbook is an essential guide for everyone, especially those most vulnerable to unsafe food--pregnant women, older adults, young children, those with serious health conditions--and anyone who cooks for them. Dr. Heli Perrett provides clear guidance on how to:


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