Julie Lythcott-Haims - Real American (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, in Real American, Julie Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called microaggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other." 

The author of the New York Times bestselling anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims has written a different sort of book this time out, but one that will nevertheless resonate with the legions of students, educators, and parents to whom she is now well known, by whom she is beloved, and to whom she has always provided wise and necessary counsel about how to embrace and nurture their best selves. Real American is an affecting memoir, an unforgettable cri de coeur, and a clarion call to all of us to live more wisely, generously, and fully.

Julie Lythcott-Haims, bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband, their two teenagers, and her mother.

 

Real American: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250137746
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 3rd, 2017

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Reza Aslan - god (San Rafael)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $40 (includes signed book)

In god, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of the new TV show Believer explores how different ideas of god have united, divided, and propelled humanity forward for millennia.

The entire history of religion—any religion—can be seen as the evolution of one metaphor: God as a super-charged version of ourselves. This metaphor occurs over and over again, regardless of time, location, and culture. This concept of the “humanized God”—God made in our own image—led to our earliest theorizing about the nature of the universe and our place in it. It informed our first physical representations of the non-material world. Belief in humanized gods guided us as hunter-gatherers, and then, tens of thousands of years later, compelled us to swap our spears for plows and begin planting instead. Our first temples were built by people who thought of the gods as super-powered human beings - as were our first religions.

With the layered prose and thoughtful, accessible scholarship that made Zealot an international bestseller, Reza Aslan takes us through the history of a particular view of God and, in the process, reflects on how intense belief has shaped humanity’s history.

Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. His first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, was an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages and named by Blackwell as one of the hundred most important books of the last decade. He is also the author of How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terror (published in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism), as well as the editor for Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East. He is also the founder of Aslan Media, a company devoted to creating forums and encouraging discourse abou the Greater Middle East. Born in Iran, he now lives in Los Angeles, where he is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

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God: A Human History Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780553394726
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Published: Random House - November 7th, 2017

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity's quest to make sense of the divine, and sounds a call to embrace a deeper, more expansive understanding of God.


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San Rafael, CA 94901

Khizr Khan - An American Family (San Rafael)

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $40 (includes signed book)

This inspiring memoir by Gold Star parent and captivating DNC speaker Khizr Khan is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

An American Family is an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism and what it’s like to risk everything you know for the promise of a 226-year-old piece of parchment. As Khizr Khan traces his remarkable journey—from humble beginnings on a poultry farm in Pakistan to obtaining a degree from Harvard Law School and raising a family in America—he shows what it means to leave the limitations of one’s country behind for the best values and promises of another. He also tells the story of the Khans’ middle child, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq, and the ways in which their undying pride in him and his sacrifice have helped them endure the deepest despair a parent can know.

The book is a stark depiction of what an American looks like, what being a nation of immigrants really means, and what it is to live—rather than simply to pay lip service to—our ideals.
    
Khizr Khan was born in 1950, the eldest of ten children, to poultry farming parents in Gujranwala, a city in rural Pakistan. He moved to the United States with his wife Ghazala in 1980. The couple became American citizens in 1986, and raised their three sons in Silver Lake, Maryland. His middle son, Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004 in a suicide attack near Baqubah, Iraq, and was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Khizr works as a legal consultant, and is involved with the University of Virginia’s ROTC program.

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ISBN: 9780399592492
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Published: Random House - November 14th, 2017

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family's pursuit of the American dream and why--especially in these tumultuous times--we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Dan Rather - What Unites Us (San Rafael)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $40 (includes signed book)

"I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do."

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting—and writing passionately almost every day on social media—about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and what it means to be an American. Now, in a collection of wholly original essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like. Writing about the institutions that sustain us, such as public libraries, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed us, such as the struggle for civil rights; and the drive toward science and innovation that has made the United States great, Rather will bring to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories, and offer readers a way forward.

After a career spent as reporter and anchor for CBS News, where he interviewed every living President since Eisenhower and was on the ground for every major event, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to Watergate to 9/11, Rather has in the last year also become a hugely popular voice of reason on social media, with more than two million Facebook followers and an engaged new audience who help to make many of his posts go viral. With his famously plainspoken voice and a fundamental sense of hope, Dan Rather has written the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are ultimately united.

What Unites Us will be a must-read for everyone you know who is engaged in the urgent national conversation right now—and interested in our place in history going forward.

With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world's best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time, personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News—a post he held for twenty-four years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries. Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to the in-depth reporting he always loved, creating the Emmy Award winning Dan Rather Reports on HDNet. Now, building upon that foundation, he is president and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company he founded that specializes in high-quality nonfiction content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels.

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781616207823
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 7th, 2017

"I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do."


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
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San Rafael, CA 94901

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