Henri Cole - Orphic Paris (Corte Madera)

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Henri Cole's Orphic Paris combines autobiography, diary, essay, and prose poetry with photographs to create a new form of elegiac memoir. With Paris as a backdrop, Cole, an award-winning American poet explores with fresh and penetrating insight the nature of friendship and family; poetry and solitude; the self and freedom. 

Cole writes of Paris, "For a time, I lived here, where the call of life is so strong. My soul was colored by it. Instead of worshiping a creator or man, I cared fully for myself, and felt not guilt and confessed nothing, and in this place, I wrote, I was nourished, and I grew." Written under the tutelary spirit of Orpheus -- mystic, oracular, entracing -- Cole's latest is an intimate Paris journal and a literary commonplace book that is a touching, original, brilliant account of the city of Paris.

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, to a French mother and an American father. He has published nine collections of poetry, including Middle Earth, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer. He has received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, the Lenore Marshall Award, and the Medal in Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent collection of poetry is Nothing to Declare. He teaches at Claremont McKenna College and lives in Boston.

 

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781681372181
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Published: New York Review of Books - April 10th, 2018

A poetic portrait of Paris that combines prose poetry, diary, and memoir by award-winning writer and poet Henri Cole.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Dean Sluyter - Fear Less (Corte Madera)

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

These days there's so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it -- along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out of it. How can you navigate your way through the fear and confusion, and find your way to peace?

In Fear Less, acclaimed teacher and award-winning author Dean Sluyter shows how to use simple meditative techniques and subtle tweaks of body, mind, and breath to open your life to deep, relaxed confidence. Drawing on ancient enlightenment teachings as well as contemporary research, he lays out practical, easy-to-follow steps for addressing such issues as:

  • letting go of compulsive overthinking
  • loosening the bonds of addiction (including smartphone addiction)
  • overcoming the fear of death
  • finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity

Dean Sluyter (pronounced "slighter") has taught natural methods of meditation and awakening throughout the U.S. and beyond since 1970, from colleges and yoga studios to corporate offices and maximum-security prisons. Dean is known for his warm, funny, down-to-earth style, and for making authentic, life-transforming teachings accessible and easy. His previous books include The Zen Commandments and Natural Meditation. Dean lives in Southern California.

 

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780143130277
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Published: Tarcherperigee - March 20th, 2018

Less Fear, More Life--a Practical Guide

These days there's so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it--along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out of it. How can you navigate your way through the fear and confusion, and find your way to peace?


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Anna Yen - Sophia of Silicon Valley (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

A brilliant young Asian woman navigates the thrilling world of Silicon Valley in the boom years of the tech industry, working for some of the greatest minds of our time, including Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, in this fast-paced satirical, and revealing novel--drawn from the author's own experiences--in the spirit of The Devil Wears Prada, Primates of Park Avenue, and Bond Girl.

The daughter of successful Taiwanese immigrants, Sophia Young has always spoken her mind, and in Silicon Valley that turns out to be her greatest asset--especially when she's often the only woman in a room. As companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, and Oracle are beginning to revolutionize the world, Sophia lucks into a job that puts her directly in the path of Scott Kraft, the eccentric founder of a groundbreaking software company and CEO of an animated film studio that is transforming the art.

As Scott's right-hand woman, the incorrigibly outspoken Sophia is in the eye of the storm--a thrilling and terrifying position that challenges her, threatens her relationships and even her health, yet ultimately teaches her how to take charge of her own future. But when engineer and inventor Andre Stark hires her to run investor relations, Sophia starts to question whether the big paycheck and high-status career are worth living in a boys' club gone bad. Sharp, dramatic, and full of insider dish, Sophia of Silicon Valley is an engrossing story of a professional woman storming the corridors of geek power--and the price of living in the shadows of its eccentric maestros.

Anna Yen has worked at a wide range of tech companies. She spearheaded Investor Relations for industry leaders such as Tesla Motors, Market Watch, and Pixar Animation Studios, and reported directly to some of Silicon Valley’s most respected leaders, including Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, David Drummond, and Larry Kramer. She has co-founded several tech start-ups and is currently Vice President, Corporate Development at Zoosk, an on-line dating company. She lives in San Francisco.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062673015
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 10th, 2018

A brilliant young Asian woman navigates the thrilling world of Silicon Valley in the boom years of the tech industry, working for some of the greatest minds of our time, including Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, in this fast-paced satirical, and revealing novel--drawn from the author's own experiences--in the spirit of The Devil Wears Prada, Primates of Park Avenue, and Bond Girl.<


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kim Hermanson - The Power of Metaphor (Corte Madera)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Saturday April 14 • 10am-1pm • $75

Metaphor takes us ‘under the surface’ of our everyday consciousness, into a Deep Creative realm that lies beyond the linear mind. In this experiential class you will directly tap into your own metaphoric imagery and symbolic language, and discover the ways in which metaphor is currently influencing how you see the world, your life, and your creative work. You don’t need to be a writer to benefit from this class. Artists, teachers, organizational leaders, coaches, therapists, and others who wish to expand their ways of learning and knowing are welcome.

Kim Hermanson, Ph.D.   Founder of Doorway Sessions for Creative Breakthroughs.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Caspar Craven - Where The Magic Happens (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

One night when their children were still in diapers, Caspar and Nichola Craven hatched a plan to sail around the world as a family. Most people thought they were crazy. But in the years that followed they embraced every moment of this transformative chapter of their lives. Five years of planning—the vision, the values, the practicalities, the realities, the excitement, the highs, the lows, and the seemingly adventure-stopping obstacles—led to two wonderful years of living their dream of sailing the world—the magical and the scary—enjoying life and learning and growing as a family. 

Where The Magic Happens is one family’s story. It’s also a story of a fabulous sailing adventure and an inspirational tale for all those wishing they could do the same; it’s a practical guide to show you just how you can make it happen; it’s a motivational story of leadership and teamwork within a family; and it’s a funny, heart-warming tale of slightly unconventional family life. The fascinating narrative of the Craven family is accompanied by useful text features such as tip boxes, sidebars, and chapter summaries, so that the reader can easily extrapolate the necessary nuggets about how they can make the dream a reality.

Caspar Craven has become a respected and sought after keynote speaker on the topics of leadership, team building, and dealing with adversity. He engages business audiences with stories from sailing and business world and delivers practical specific lessons that audiences can understand and use in their day-to-day lives. He is invited to speak all around the world to inspire and motivate business and their teams to create change.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781472949912
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Published: Adlard Coles Nautical Press - March 27th, 2018

One night when their children were still in diapers, Caspar and Nichola Craven hatched a plan to sail around the world as a family. Most people thought they were crazy. But in the years that followed they embraced every moment of this transformative chapter of their lives.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Charles Frazier - Varina (Corte Madera)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. He instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history--culpable regardless of her intentions.

The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with "bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit."

Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman's tragic life and epic in its scope and power, Varina is a novel of an American war and its aftermath. Ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.

Charles Frazier is the author of Cold Mountain, an international bestseller that won the National Book Award and was adapted into an Academy-Award winning film by Anthony Minghella. He is also the author of the bestselling novels Thirteen Moons and Nightwoods.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062405982
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Published: Ecco Press - April 3rd, 2018

In his powerful fourth novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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