Start: 1:00 pm
A.M. Homes reads from May We Be Forgiven ($26.95), a darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation. And an unnerving, funny tale of unexpected intimacies and of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together. And the story of two brothers, Harry and George.“Flat-out amazing.” — Salman Rushdie. “Ms. Homes just gets better and better.” — Gary Shteyngart. “A seductive minefield of a novel.” — John Sayles. “Wild and funny, questioning and true, she is a writer to go travelling with on the journey called life.” — Jeanette Winterson.A. M. Homes is the author of the memoir The Mistress’s Daughter and the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the story collections The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know.
Start: 6:00 pm
Litquake event: Lisa Zeidner reads from Love Bomb ($26.00), an inventive, mordantly funny novel about love, marriage, stalkers, and the indignities of parenthood. Love Bomb, a serious frolic written out of deep affection for all that it skewers, begins as a hostage drama and blossoms into a far-reaching tale about the infinite varieties of passion and heartbreak. Lisa Zeidner has published four novels, including the critically acclaimed Layover, and two books of poems. Her stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, GQ, Tin House, and elsewhere. She directs the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey.
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
Seven Thursdays: Sep. 20 - Nov. 8Please note this class is for parents only. Children should not attend. To register for individual sessions, please call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1. Each session is $40. Today's parents are busier, more anxious, and more stressed out than ever before. What if being a better parent meant actually doing less for your child? Based on the book by Kim Payne, the Simplicity Parenting © movement is inspiring families worldwide to make small, do-able changes with big, satisfying results. Workshop participants will come away with practical, creative, simple strategies for using the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier and more secure kids. September 20: Why Simplify?Reconnecting the dreams you have for your family with your daily life. September 27: Soul FeverGetting to the root of misbehavior, and knowing what to do about it. October 4: EnvironmentTransforming your home from busy terminal to peaceful haven. October 11: RhythmFinding the key to battle-free bedtimes, meaningful mealtimes, and cheerful cooperation. October 25: SchedulingBuilding balance, dealing with boredom, and deepening the experience of play. November 1: Filtering Out the Adult WorldStrengthening our children by giving space and time for childhood . November 8: Simplicity Parenting To GoSustaining change and building community for our families. Jody Meese, Certified Simplicity Parenting Group Leader ©, has been with Marin Mountain School Early Childhood Center from its inception in 1990, and Director since 2001. She relishes supporting parents of children, and has seen countless families rediscover the joy of parenting through "the power of less."
Start: 7:00 pm
Stacy London presents The Truth About Style ($32.95), in which the hilarious, beloved cohost of TLC’s What Not to Wear examines the universal obstacles all women—including herself—put in their own way. London shares her own often painful history and her philosophy of the healing power of personal style. The Truth About Style is an inspiring, liberating, and often very funny guide to finding your truest self.Stacy London is the cohost of TLC’s What Not to Wear and has a regular segment on NBC’s Today show called “Ask Stacy.” She’s the cofounder and stylist in chief of Style for Hire. In addition, she has appeared on numerous TV programs, including Oprah, Wendy Williams, and Access Hollywood. A contributing editor at People magazine, she previously worked at Vogue and Mademoiselle.