Second Sunday Stories: Arree Chung - Ninja! Claus (Sausalito)

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 11:00am

Second Sunday Stories Event!

Second Sunday Stories is a new series of kids picture book events at Book Passage-by-the-Bay in Sausalito. On the second Sunday of each month at 11am we welcome an author or illustrator into the store to share their book with us, there will be snacks and crafts and because it's Sunday morning, you could even come in your pajamas (we don't mind). Second Sunday Stories runs no longer than 45 minutes and is perfect for kids aged 2-6 and their families.


After missing Santa in previous years, Maxwell is determined to catch Santa this year. Will Maxwell catch Santa or will he come up empty handed? 

Find out who is the ultimate ninja in Ninja Claus! -- the third installment of the Ninja! series. 

Arree Chung is the author of author and illustrator of Ninja! and Ninja! Attack of the Clan and the illustrator of Danger Gang. He's also the founder of Storyteller Academy, where he teaches his creative process in making stories.When he's not working on ideas for stories or businesses you can find him playing basketball or riding his bike around the San Francisco Bay area. 


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By Arree Chung, Arree Chung (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781627795524
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 10th, 2017

A young ninja has waited all year for Christmas Eve. He puts his skills to the test in the pursuit of one goal--to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus. But does Santa have some super-special ninja tricks of his own?

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Cristina Olsen - Kissing the Sky (San Francisco)

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Kissing the Sky is an autobiography of the soul in poetic and visual form that begins with loss and loneliness, but soon transforms into love and an expansive freedom of the soul. From post-war London to the vast Pampas of Argentina, from Buenos Aires to the Hills of Novato, California, I weave a meditative tapestry of poetry, poetic prose, and photography celebrating the beauty of nature and its power to transform pain into joy. The book is divided into three parts, from finding light in the darkest hours, discovering love in all its guises, and reaching for the sky in blissful surrender. The accompanying photographs are not merely decorative. The way I take a photograph is the way I write a poem, circling the subject over and over again until the image says “take me!” I use the camera on my nature rambles to capture beauty, stalking prey like a hunter, every angle a joy to behold. And so every poem in this book evolves from a deep meditation with the image, and every image becomes a resonant backdrop that sends the poem flying—sometimes flying into unknown territory.

Cristina Olsen, PhD, CPCC, is an author, poet and photographer. She was born and raised in Argentina, then moved to the United States with her parents when she was 14. After graduating from high school, Cristina lived a nomadic life for more than 20 years, shifting residences between the United States and South America, and vagabonding through countries around the world. During those years, Cristina studied and earned degrees in cultural anthropology, psychology, philosophy and world religions. She eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and fellow poet and photographer, Dave Muñoz (Haikudave), and received her doctoral degree in Spirituality and Geography. Her dissertation, Nature in the Lives of Saints Brigit, Patrick, and Columba, was published by Lambert Academic Press and is available here on Amazon. Cristina has taught courses in world religions, spirituality, and meditative practices at various institutions throughout the Bay Area, and has lectured on Celtic Spirituality and nature mysticism in the United States and the U.K. In addition, she was an English-Spanish translator and language teacher for many years and a fundraiser for environmental organizations and for ecological agricultural programs in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. She now dedicates herself to creative writing and photography, and as a licensed Life Coach helps others in their creative pursuits and publishing endeavors.

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ISBN: 9780990532828
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Published: Suncloud Press - January 16th, 2015

Kissing the Sky is an autobiography of the soul in poetic and visual form, tracing a course from post-war London to the vast Pampas of Argentina, then from Buenos Aires to the hills of Novato, California, resulting in a tapestry of poetry and photography that celebrates the beauty of nature and its power to transform and heal.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94105

Vanda Krefft - The Man Who Made the Movies (San Francisco)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Anita Monga

A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding with the dawn of modern America, this landmark biography of William Fox brings into focus a fascinating, brilliant entrepreneur—like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary—who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire.

A major studio still bears William Fox’s name, though the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, Vanda Krefft corrects the record, explaining why Fox’s legacy is central to the history of Hollywood.

William Fox’s life story encapsulates the American Dream—intertwining with the fate of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into New York; with the city’s vibrant and ruthless Gilded Age history; and with the birth of America’s movie industry. Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies is a rich, compelling look at a multi-dimensional character emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history.

Growing up in Lower East Side tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, William Fox began selling candy on the street—and that entreprenurial ambition eventually grew one small Brooklyn theater into a $300 million empire of deluxe studios and theaters that rivaled those of the legendary Adolph Zukor, Marcus Loew, and Warner brothers, and launched stars like Theda Bara. Amid the euphoric Roaring Twenties, these moguls waged a fierce battle for control of their industry. A fearless risk taker, Fox won. He was hailed as a genius—until a confluence of circumstances, culminating with the 1929 crash, led to his ruin.

The Man Who Made the Movies includes two 8-page black-and-white photo inserts.

Vanda Krefft is a former magazine and newspaper journalist who has covered the entertainment industry for publications such as Elle and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Santa Monica, California. This is her first book.

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ISBN: 9780061136061
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - November 28th, 2017

A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur--like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary--who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94105

Obi Kaufmann - The California Field Atlas (Sausalito)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before. Kaufmann depicts layer after layer of the natural world, delighting in the grand scale and details alike. The effect is staggeringly beautiful: presented alongside California divvied into its fifty-eight counties, for example, we consider California made up of dancing tectonic plates, of watersheds, of wildflower gardens. Maps are enhanced by spirited illustrations of wildlife, keys that explain natural phenomena, and a clear-sighted but reverential text. Full of character and color, a bit larger than life, The California Field Atlas is the ultimate road trip companion and love letter to a place.

Obi Kaufmann grew up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist spending most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media.

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ISBN: 9781597144025
Availability: Backordered
Published: Heyday Books - September 5th, 2017

Sumptuously illustrated nature atlas of the Golden State by acclaimed illustrator Obi Kaufmann.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Magdalena Yesil - Power Up (Corte Madera)

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

Pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Magdalena Yesil came to the United States in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in Silicon Valley. Today, she is best known as the first investor and a founding board member of Salesforce, the now-multibillion dollar company that ushered in the era of cloud-based computing.

In Power Up: How Smart Women Win in the New Economy, Yesil urges women to look beyond the alarming gender statistics of the workplace and feel confident entering tech or any field-but also prepared to deal with the challenges. She shares what she experienced as a woman in Silicon Valley with surprising candor and heart, relying not just on her insight but that of more than a dozen top women entrepreneurs to offer pragmatic takeaways on topics such as:

- Owning career choices while managing risk
- Getting credit for your work
- Managing sexual dynamics 
- Recruiting allies in the movement toward a supportive workplace for everyone

Pragmatic, incisive, and full of highly actionable advice, Yesil prepares ambitious women to break glass ceilings and rise to the top in the New Silicon Valley-and beyond.

Magdalena Yesil is a founder, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist of many of the world's top technology companies, including Salesforce, where she was the first investor and founding board member. Her investing career started at US Venture Partners. She is a founder of Broadway Angels, an angel group of female investors. A technology pioneer, Yesil cofounded three companies dedicated to commercializing Internet access, e-commerce infrastructure, and electronic payments. UUnet, CyberCash, and MarketPay earned her the Entrepreneur of the Year title from Red Herring magazine. Her current company, DriveInformed, uses technology to bring trust and transparency to the auto finance industry.

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By Magdalena Yesil, Marc Benioff (Foreword by), Sara Grace (With)
ISBN: 9781580056915
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - October 31st, 2017

With empowering insights to help women navigate the narrowest corridors of sexism, tech-industry pioneer Magdalena Yesil shares on-the-ground career advice that is as powerful as any MBA

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Julia Ross - The Craving Cure (Corte Madera)

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

In The Craving Cure, Julia Ross, bestselling author, eating disorders and addictions expert, and nutritional therapy pioneer, presents a revolutionary approach to our epidemics of overeating, weight gain, and diet-caused illness. Based on 30 years of clinical experience successfully detaching thousands of food cravers from their hazardous habits, Ross deploys a 5-part Craving Type Questionnaire and nutrients called amino acids to reprogram the brain’s powerful appetite-regulating neurotransmitters. This simple biochemical maneuver safely stops the drive for chips and ice cream – typically overnight. Ross also reveals how our nation’s formerly healthy feeding instincts have been “spoiled” by our exposure to sophisticated brain-targeted food processing, new diet trends, and decades of caloric extremes. Finally, we learn how to reclaim the traditional foods (like butter and beef!) that used to keep us trim and healthy.

Ross’ earlier bestsellers, The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure, have already introduced us to the benefits of amino acid therapy in reversing some of our most troubling mood and behavior problems. The Craving Cure is her most ambitious project yet – providing the key to both our personal eating dilemmas and the international health crisis that our collective dietary decline has led to.  Ross directs The Craving Cure Virtual Clinic, trains and certifies health professionals, and lectures widely. Her work has been featured in publications from Vogue to the Journal of The American Psychological Association as well as on radio, television, and online (see

The Craving Cure: Identify Your Craving Type to Activate Your Natural Appetite Control Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250063199
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - December 12th, 2017

Drop Addictive Sweets and Starches--and Stop Weight Gain--in 24 Hours

Featuring a 5-part questionnaire to help you identify your personal craving profile

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925