Jimmie Lewis - A Holy Relationship

A Holy Relationship is a memoir about a sacred path that author Jimmie Lewis took with his now deceased wife in order to create a vehicle for spiritual awareness. It is a love story about one couple who were committed to knowing and living the essence of love, a couple learning how to remove all blocks to intimacy between each other and themselves individually. It's about two people committed to knowing and living the essence of love, no matter what.

Jimmie Lewis is a licensed psychotherapist with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a double major in transpersonal psychology and couple counseling.

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780991462902
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Published: Jimmie Lewis, 4/2014

Wendy Lesser - Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books

In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing to describe a life lived in and through literature. As Lesser examines work from such perspectives as “Character and Plot,” “Novelty,” “Grandeur and Intimacy,” and “Authority,” the reader will discover a definition of literature that is as broad as it is broad-minded. In addition to novels and stories, Lesser explores plays, poems, and essays, along with mysteries, science fiction, and memoirs. Her passion for reading is infectious—and it resonates on every page.

Wendy Lesser is the founder and editor of The Threepenny Review. She is the author of eight previous books of nonfiction and one novel, most recently the prizewinning book Music for Silence Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen String Quartets. She has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, among other publications, and divides her time between Berkeley, California, and New York City.

 

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780374289201
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1/2014

Eve Pell - Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance

Eve Pell says, a few things improve with age: wine, cheese, friendship, love. As she and the couples in this wise and warm book see it, life experience adds dimensions to the art of connection, enabling mature people to finesse issues that cause young couples conflict. In Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance, Pell not only shares the more intimate details of her own experience (marrying Sam, a widower, at 71 after two divorces of her own), but also reveals a dynamic picture of modern romance. Pell illuminates how more seniors than ever are looking for that "one last blossoming of the heart," and tackling everyday issues such as dealing with the emotions of family members, deciding where to live, and how to divide finances.

Eve Pell is the author of the acclaimed memoir We Used to Own the Bronx, in which she detailed her upbringing in a prestigious New York family and how she left that world of privilege for a career as an investigative reporter. She went on to report for three award-winning PBS documentaries and is an award-winning writer published in the San Francisco Chronicle,
The Nation, Ms., Runners World, and other publications. She has been a staff reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting, has taught journalism at San Francisco State University and lectured at Stanford, and has won gold medals in international senior track and field competitions.

 

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780804176460
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Published: Ballantine Books, 1/2015

Peter Richardson - No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. While their albums sold well over time, the group never had a number one song, and they cracked the top ten only once—more than two decades after their formation—which raises the question, why did they become one of the world’s most legendary bands? Now, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the band’s creation, No Simple Highway by Peter Richardson is the first book to answer this deceptively simple question. Drawing on new research, interviews, and material from the Grateful Dead archives, No Simple Highway vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the acid tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal.

Peter Richardson is an author and lecturer in the humanities department at San Francisco State University and outgoing chair of the California Studies Association. Before that, he was an editor at the Public Policy Institute of California, a think-tank based in San Francisco; a tenured English professor at the University of North Texas; and an acquisitions editor at Harper & Row, Publishers. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$26.99
ISBN-13: 9781250010629
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Published: St. Martin's Press, 1/2015

Norman Doidge - The Brain's Way of Healing

While it has been believed for centuries that the brain’s complexity prevents recovery from damage or disease, The Brain's Way Of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses true stories and case studies to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and outlines principles that everyone can apply to improve brain performance and health. Doidge shows that natural, non-invasive stimuli—light, sound, vibration, movement—pass through our senses and our bodies to awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing the unpleasant side effects that often accompany high-tech forms of treatment. Pointing to cases of patients who overcame chronic pain or recovered from debilitating accidents using these methods—such as one patient who was cured of ADHD through treatment with gentle vibrations on the back of the head, and others who were able to reverse the worst symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and stroke using a method of barely perceptible tingling of the tongue—he shows that there are multiple new ways to approach common brain injuries and highlights the latest discoveries about how healthy people can enhance their own brain plasticity and decrease the risk of dementia.

Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself, which was chosen by the Dana Foundation for the Brain as the #1 book on the brain ever written for the general public.

 

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$28.95
ISBN-13: 9780670025503
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Published: Viking Adult, 1/2015

Class: Kerrin Meis- Cultural History of Wine in Western Art

01/30/2015 12:00 pm
Fri., Jan. 30 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $35
 
 
 
 
 
Through illustrations of works of art we study the origins of winein Mesopotamia, its use in secular revelry in the Greco-Roman world and sacred ritual celebrations that begin with early Christianity and continue through the Renaissance and well beyond. We see how the hedonistic expression “Carpe Diem” becomes the admonishing phrase “Vanitas” in the seventeenth century. In Vino Veritas! -- compare Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” with Edvard Munch’s “The Hangover.”

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925


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