Jill Dodd - Currency of Love (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

In this courageous and inspiring memoir about personal freedom and spiritual empowerment, Jill Dodd depicts her journey from Paris model to Saudi billionaire's harem wife to multi-million dollar business entrepreneur.

In the 1980s, Jill Dodd determined that her ticket out of an abusive home was to make it as a top model in Paris. Armed with only her desire for freedom and independence, she embarks on an epic journey that takes her to uncharted territory -- the Parisian fashion industry with all its beautiful glamour and its ugly underbelly of sex, drugs, and excess. From there, Jill begins an eye-opening adventure that includes trips to Monte Carlo, sexual exploitation, and falling in love with one of the richest men in the world, agreeing to become one of his wives -- until she finds the courage to walk away from it all and rebuild her dreams.

The Currency of Love is a raw, honest, and inspiring portrait of a young woman's struggles and triumphs from fashion model to Saudi billionaire's pleasure wife to founder and creator of global fashion line, ROXY. This modern memoir with a feminist fairy tale twist reveals how one woman chose to live her life without forfeiting her independence, ambition, creative expression, and free spirit, all while learning one invaluable lesson: nothing is worth the sacrifice of her integrity, inner peace, and spirit.

Jill Dodd is a writer, artist, and designer from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with honors and spent twenty-five years in the international fashion business. She gained recognition as the founder and original designer for the global women’s brand ROXY. She also designed swimwear for fifteen years for brands including Jag, On the Beach, and Sunsets. Prior to that, Jill modeled with Wilhelmina for ten years appearing in Paris Vogue, French Cosmopolitan, American Glamour, Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Teen, Women’s Wear Daily, and many other publications. She now lives in Northern California with her three ever-loving and entertaining children, her husband, and her dogs.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501150371
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - June 6th, 2017

"A remarkable story well worth reading." --Booklist

In this courageous and inspiring memoir about personal freedom and spiritual empowerment, Jill Dodd depicts her journey from Paris model to Saudi billionaire's harem wife to multi-million dollar business entrepreneur.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kevin Kwan - Rich People Problems (San Francisco)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:30pm

Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia’s greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he’s not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband—a man hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China’s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing.

Rich People Problems is a sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong’s most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace, caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi. Kevin Kwan’s hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia’s most privileged families and their rich people problems.
    
Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, soon to be a major motion picture, and China Rich Girlfriend. Born in Singapore, he has called New York’s West Village home since 1995.

 

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780385542234
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Published: Doubleday Books - May 23rd, 2017

Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Sara Bendrick - Big Impact Landscaping (San Francisco)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Transform your outdoor space on any budget with Big Impact Landscaping: 28 DIY Projects You Can Do on a Budget to Beautify and Add Value to Your Home, featuring step-by-step DIY projects and insider knowledge. Landscaping designer Sara Bendrick packs 10 years of experience into this beautiful how-to guide that will teach readers the best, most effective ways to elevate their yard and get the most out of it at every budget. Landscaping your yard can be complex and costly, but with Sara’s insider perspective, readers can make informed decisions on when to spend their time and money and where to save while maintaining a professional look for a lot less, plus the pride of building something amazing with their own hands. The book is sure to be a big hit with crafty men and women who love to get creative and make things themselves. Sara provides the information on materials and basic designs, then readers can follow the tutorials with step-by-step photos. For big impact projects that will make your yard feel like your outdoor home, readers can build their own feature fire place, reclaimed iron trellis, dry creek bed, natural stone fire pit, BBQ counter and more.

The book also features several easy projects for readers looking for even quicker options that give any outdoor space a beautiful, homey touch, such as a mosaic potting tabletop, simple vegetable bed, pebble mosaic carpet, decomposed granite path, patina framed wall piece or an easy bridge.

With more and more people starting to DIY their own home projects, this book is the ultimate inspiration and how-to guide for high quality results. Save money and give your yard a truly unique and beautiful renovation.

Sara Bendrick is a licensed landscape designer/contractor and host of the DIY Network’s I Hate My Yard! She has her own design and construction business, Sarita Landscape Design, based in San Diego, California. Sara has been featured in numerous magazines and media outlets and is a frequent guest speaker on home improvement shows, where she dishes out advice to DIYers and landscape enthusiasts alike. She is the cohost of an empowerment chat, #DIYCourage. Sara is currently filming a new pilot for the DIY Network.

 

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781624143397
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Published: Page Street Publishing - March 14th, 2017

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Jeff Shaara - The Frozen Hours (Corte Madera)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin.

June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops, and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China.

But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves caught completely off guard as the Chinese advance around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A force that once stood on the precipice of victory now finds itself on the brink of annihilation. Assured by General Douglas MacArthur that they would be home by Christmas, the soldiers and Marines fight for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable--and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one.

The Frozen Hours tells the story of Frozen Chosin from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move.

Written with the propulsive force Shaara brings to all his novels of combat and courage, The Frozen Hours transports us to the critical moment in the history of America's "Forgotten War," when the fate of the Korean peninsula lay in the hands of a brave band of brothers battling both the elements and a determined, implacable foe.

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fateful Lightning, The Smoke at Dawn, A Chain of Thunder, A Blaze of Glory, The Final Storm, No Less Than Victory, The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure--two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives in Gettysburg.

 

 

 

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780345549228
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 23rd, 2017

The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Danielle Krysa - Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk (San Francisco)

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success—fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others—and explains how to navigate roadblock. Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk is packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gleaned from Danielle Krysa's years of working with professional and aspiring artists—plus riotously apt illustrations from art world darling Martha Rich—this book arms readers with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.

Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Fine Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator.  In 2014 she published two books, both with Chronicle Books, titled Creative Block and Collage.  Along with writing, Danielle has also had the great pleasure of speaking at TEDx, PIXAR, Creative Mornings, CreativeLive and was interviewed for several video segments on oprah.com.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781452148441
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 11th, 2016

This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Class: Diane Conway - The 20 Minute Miracle Method

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00am

Sat., June 10 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm • $60

Many writers would do anything to avoid the blank page.  Using the 20 Minute Miracle Method you will discover how to begin and complete your book, blog, or newsletter in short, enjoyable segments. These tools will help you stay motivated.

Diane Conway, is a writing coach and Book Midwife, the author of three published books including What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? Living Your Dreams While Quakin’ in Your Boots (foreword by Anne Lamott).

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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