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Marlo Thomas - Growing Up Laughing

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 7:00pm

Tickets $32 (includes a signed copy of the book)
Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Dominican University of California

Guzman Lecture Hall (2nd Floor), San Rafael, CA

Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy

In Growing Up Laughing, Marlo Thomas recalls the behind-the-scenes decisions that shaped her career; her marriage to Phil Donahue; and her friendships and collaborations with an impressive list of cultural icons—from Gloria Steinem and Milton Berle to Orson Welles and Elaine May. Among her interviews and remembrances, Thomas also shares a running collection of prized jokes, both long and short, that summon up the rich chorus of voices she has brought together.

Along the way, Thomas shares stories about her childhood; her hard-working father and high-spirited mother and the family they created; and the making of her signature television series That Girl. It was in 1966 that Thomas first charmed her way into the nation’s living rooms as That Girl—a single career woman in New York City. At the time, the notion of a young woman living on her own and charting her own course was not seen as viable television entertainment, and yet Thomas’s landmark portrayal of budding actress Ann Marie would pave the way for the Murphy Browns and Carrie Bradshaws to come. She was just getting started breaking barriers: With her acclaimed Free to Be…You and Me books and recordings, Thomas challenged preconceived notions of gender and rejected fairy-tale endings so that young girls and boys could be free to express their hopes and dreams. And through it all, she has remained at the heart of American entertainment and culture—starring on and off-Broadway, stealing scenes as Rachel Green’s mother on Friends, and becoming the public face of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Marlo Thomas is an award-winning actress, author and activist whose body of work continues to have an impact on American entertainment and culture. She has been honored with four Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a Golden Globe and a Grammy, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Dominican University of California
Guzman Lecture Hall (2nd Floor), 50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Sacramento Authors Luncheon

Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 10:00am
Grand Hyatt Hotel Sacramento
Individual Ticket Price $95, Call
(916) 798-9022

You are invited to join Sacramento’s prominent corporate and civic leaders for the 17th Annual Sacramento Authors Luncheon on October 30, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

 
Each year more than 850 people are captivated by the fascinating stories, wit and humor of six (6) nationally-known authors, while enjoying a gourmet lunch. Participants have the opportunity to meet each author personally during the book signing sessions preceding and following the luncheon.

Master of Ceremonies:
Gulstan Dart, News Anchor KCRA 3

2010 Featured Authors to Date:

Amy Krouse Rosenthal:
Duck! Rabbit!

Christopher McDougall: Born to Run

Michael Tucker & Jill Eikenberry:
Family Meals: Coming Together to Care for Aging Parents

Katherine Schwarzenegger:
Rock What You've Got: Secrets To Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty,
From Someone Who Has Been There and Back

Kelly Corrigan: Lift, The Middle Place

Zoe Ferraris: City of Veils, Finding Nouf

For 2010 Sacramento Authors Sponsorship Information click here. Proceeds from this event support services for patients and families served by the National Kidney Foundation Serving Northern California. For more information on the Sacramento Authors Luncheon, please contact Abby Vlautin, Event Manager, at (916) 798-9022 abby.vlautin@kidney.org

Grand Hyatt Hotel
1209 L Street
95814 Sacramento
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San Francisco Authors Luncheon

Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Marriott San Francisco
Individual Ticket Price $125, Call
(415) 543-3303
You are invited to join the Bay Area's prominent corporate and civic leaders for the 22nd Annual San Francisco Authors Luncheon on November 6, 2010 at the Marriott San Francisco.
 
Each year more than 1200 people are captivated by the fascinating stories, wit and humor of six (6) nationally-known authors, while enjoying a gourmet lunch. Participants have the opportunity to meet each author personally during the book signing sessions preceding and following the luncheon.

Master of Ceremonies
Nancy Snyderman, MD
Chief Medical Editor NBC News

2010 Featured Authors to Date
Yiyun Li
The Vagrants

Mac Barnett
Guess Again

Carlos Eire
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy; Learning to Die in Miami

Michael Krasny
Spiritual Envy: An Agnostics Quest

Armistead Maupin
Tales of the City

Amanda Hesser
The Essential New York Times Cookbook

Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone


INFORMATION/TICKETS:
Phone: (415) 543-3303; Fax: (415) 543-3331
Email: infopacific@kidney.org
Web site: www.kidneynca.org


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED—RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON ADMISSION!:
We hope that you will consider joining the National Kidney Foundation as a volunteer for this year’s 22nd Annual San Francisco Authors Luncheon on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco. We need volunteers to assist with various duties—including registration, book sales, book signings, centerpiece assembly, program stuffing, and door prizes.

If you would like to attend the luncheon and need to purchase an individual ticket, you will receive a volunteer discount. The regular cost of a ticket is $125—and you will pay only $60! This is a fabulous opportunity to hear internationally recognized authors speak while dining on an exquisite lunch. 

For more information or volunteer please contact Katherine Hughey at katherineh@kidney.org or call (415) 543-3303
.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE STARTING AT $2,000-$100,000
TABLES AND INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $1,250 (Starting Sept. 1);
EARLY BUY READERS TABLE: $1,100 (Until AUG. 31);
INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICE: $125


For 2010 San Francisco Authors Sponsorship information click here. Proceeds from this event support services for patients and families served by the National Kidney Foundation Serving Northern California. For more information on the San Francisco Authors Luncheon contact Abby Vlautin, Event Manager (916) 798-9022 or abby.vlautin@kidney.org.
Marriott San Francisco
55 4th Street
94103 San Francisco
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Rosanne Cash - Composed: A Memoir

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 7:30pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Receive preferred seating with purchase of the book

Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
Order a signed copy

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash presents Composed: A Memoir ($26.95). For 30 years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, releasing a series of albums that are as notable for their lyrical intelligence as for their musical excellence. Now, in her memoir, Cash writes compellingly about her upbringing in Southern California as the child of country legend Johnny Cash, and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother, June Carter Cash.

Please bring your receipt if you pre-purchase the book. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Composed: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780670021963
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking Adult - August 10th, 2010

A candid and moving memoir from the critically acclaimed singer and songwriter
For thirty years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, releasing a series of albums that are as notable for their lyrical intelligence as for their musical excellence.


Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Cooks with Books: Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz - Ad Hoc at Home

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 5:00pm

Cooks with Books Event!
Ad Hoc Restaurant, Yountville

Tickets: $200 per person

Reserve by phone at (415) 927-0960 ext 1

Not attending the event?
Order a signed copy

Ad Hoc at HomeJoin us for this rare opportunity to dine with one of our nation's most celebrated chefs! Thomas Keller, one of Americas most acclaimed chefs, focuses on—with co-author Dave Cruzfamily-style meals in this accessible and dazzlingly beautiful book, Ad Hoc at Home, based on meals served at his Ad Hoc restaurant. He provides a primer on the foundations of cooking, and more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. Dave Cruz is the Chef de Cuisine at Ad Hoc. Full-color photographs throughout. The ticket price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.


Dave Cruz

Ad Hoc Restaurant
6476 Washington Street
94599 Yountville
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Cooks with Books: Rick Bayless with Deann Bayless - Fiesta at Rick’s: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 4:00pm
Cooks with Books Event!
Marinitas Restaurant, San Anselmo

Tickets: $65 per person
Please call the store at (415) 927-0960, ext 1 for availability

Reserve by phone at (415) 927-0960 ext 1

Not attending the event?
Order a signed copy

Fiesta at Rick'sAward-winning chef-restauranteur, TV personality and cookbook author Rick Bayless has done more than anyone to bring authentic Mexican food to American tables. While living in Mexico, he wrote the now-classic Authentic Mexican. Six cookbooks later, he comes to us with Fiesta at Rick’s, co-written with his wife, Deann Bayless. He presents 150 recipes that range from savory nibbles to street food and live fire-grilled meat and fish. He offers loads of advice, including party menus. Come on over to our Fiesta at Marinitas for a book reception—not a sit-down meal, but a gathering of friends, while we sample appetizers and imbibe cocktails. Co-author Deann Bayless will also be in attendance. $65 per person. The ticket price includes food items from the book, two margaritas, tax, tip, a signed copy of the author's book, and a special bonus tequila tasting sponsored by El Mejor!

Marinitas Restaurant
218 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
94960 San Anselmo
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Alice Medrich & Diane Rossen Worthington - Cooks with Books: Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts & Seriously Simple Parties

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:30pm

Admission $120 per person

Register

 Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve

Dont miss this special, double-author event and cookbook celebration at Left Bank. Diane Rossen Worthington is a veteran author, food consultant, editor, and James Beard award-winning radio show host. Her new cookbook Seriously Simple Parties is part of a series of Seriously Simple cookbooks. With her will be Alice Medrich, who has won so many awards for her desserts that she’s often referred to as the First Lady of Chocolate. She’s the author of Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts. Guests will receive both cookbooks as part of the ticket price!

Don't wait to sign up - space is limited. Price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Reserve at Book Passage (415-927-0960) or at bookpassage.com/food-wine-events Can't attend the event? Order autographed copies by clicking on the titles above.

Left Bank
507 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur
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Cooks with Books: Tyler Florence - Family Meal SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 5:00pm

Tyler Florence Family MealThis event is now SOLD OUT.

Cooks with Books Event!

Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco
Tickets: $125 per person ($200 per couple)
Reserve by phone at (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Not attending the event? Order a signed copy

Join us for a very special evening with Tyler Florence, superstar chef, Food Network host, cookbook author, and the proprietor of Wayfare Tavern. Florence is famous for championing simplicity, freshness, and culinary honesty in the kitchen. In this new cookbook, he brings it all home to working with wholesome and locally fresh ingredients. Not only is this event a super launch for his latest cookbook but we will also be celebrating the opening of his new restaurant, Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco! The ticket price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

Wayfare Tavern
558 Sacramento Street
94111 San Francisco
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Shelley Lindgren & Matthew Accarrino - Cooks with Books: SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 12:30pm

Admission $115 per person

Register

 Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve

SPQR on Fillmore Street in San Francisco is the place to explore Italian cuisine and artisanal wines. The SPQR cookbook, SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine, explodes with those flavors and traditions, providing inspiration for chef Matthew Accarrino’s dishes, such as Chestnut Pasta Broccoli de Cicco, Burnt Orange Sauce and Pork Jowl. Accarrino and wine director/owner Shelley Lindgren host this event at SPQR’s sister restaurant, A16, on Chestnut Street.

Don't wait to sign up - space is limited. Price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Reserve at Book Passage (415-927-0960) or at bookpassage.com/food-wine-events Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy.

A16
2355 Chestnut St.
94123 San Francisco
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Caroline Kennedy - She Walks in Beauty

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:00pm

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall, San Rafael, CA
Tickets are $35
(includes an autographed copy)
Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve

Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy

Caroline Kennedy presents her new collection of poetry She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems ($24.99). Kennedy’s previous collections of poetry include The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Family of Poems, and Family Christmas. She serves as the vice chair of the Fund for Public Schools in New York City and president of the John F. Kennedy Foundation.
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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