Susan Van Allen - 50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go

Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in 50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear, she guides readers to masterpieces where women are glorified - from Rome's Pieta to Florence's Birth of Venus, best spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan shopping experiences to meet leather craftsmen or glass blowers, and places for adventures - from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are fresh, practical tips, giving readers insider's secrets for what to pack, the best places to get their hair styled, and how to bargain for souvenirs.

Susan Van Allen has written about Italian travel for NPR and national publications and is an alumna of Book Passage's Travel Writers & Photographers Conference.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781609520960
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Travelers' Tales, 9/2014

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics

02/10/2015 12:30 pm
Five Tuesdays: Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, June 9 • 10:30-12:30pm • $105
 
 
 
Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.
 
February: We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler 
March: Oleander Girl, Chitra Divakaruni
April: The Translator, Nina Schuyler
May: Every Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole
June: People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara
 
 
 
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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925

Judith Hanson Lasater - What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication

Co-Sponsored by Bay Area Nonviolent Communication

For yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater and her husband, mediator Ike K. Lasater, language is a spiritual practice based on giving and receiving with compassion. In What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication, they offer new and nurturing ways of communicating. Long-term students of yoga and Buddhism, the authors here blend the yoga principle of satya (truth) and the Buddhist precept of right speech with Marshall Rosenberg's groundbreaking techniques of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in a fresh formula for promoting peace at home, at work, and in the world. The authors offer practical exercises to help readers in any field learn to diffuse anger, make requests rather than demands or assign blame, understand the difference between feelings and needs, recognize how they strategize to get needs met, choose connection over conflict, and extend empathy to themselves and others.

Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. In addition to co-founding Yoga Journal magazine, Judith has written eight books on yoga.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781930485242
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Rodmell Press, 10/2009

Nick Hornby - Funny Girl

Tickets: $31 (includes signed book)

 

 

In Conversation with Mallory Ortberg

From Nick Hornby, the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes his highly anticipated new novel.
 
Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.

Nick Hornby is the author of six internationally bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down, Slam and Juliet, Naked) and several works of  non-fiction including Fever Pitch, Songbook and Ten Years In The Tub, a collection of his 'Stuff I've Been Reading' columns from the Believer.  His screenplay for the film An Education was nominated for an Academy Award, and he recently adapted Cheryl Strayed's Wild to a screenplay. He lives in Highbury, north London.

Mallory Ortberg is the co-creator of The Toast, a general-interest website geared toward women and the author of Texts from Jane Eyre. She has written for Gawker, New York Magazine, The Hairpin, and The Atlantic.

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

Funny Girl (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781594205415
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 2/2015

$23.00
ISBN-13: 9781627791830
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Henry Holt and Co., 11/2014

Kyle Boelte - The Beautiful Unseen

At age thirty, Kyle Boelte finds himself living in San Francisco, where the summer fog blows inland off the ocean and the landscape changes moment to moment. Amidst this ever-changing sea of fog, Boelte struggles to remember his brother Kris, who committed suicide in the family’s Denver home when Boelte was just thirteen.

Weaving a complex and engaging story from personal, historical and environmental threads, Boelte’s search for meaning takes him to a range of unexpected places: from San Francisco Bay circa 1901, when fog was responsible for routinely sinking steamships, to a cavernous medical library where he studies the grim details of asphyxiation and death by hanging; from the redwood forests where scientists are now learning about fog’s ability to sustain life, to a beat-up cardboard box containing memories of his long-dead brother.


The Beautiful Unseen
is as much a meditation on experiencing loss at an early age as it is a study of the impermanence of memory, the science of fog and the history of San Francisco.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781619024588
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Soft Skull Press, 2/2015

Andrew McCarthy - Journeys Home

Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, Journeys Home weaves compelling narratives that combine intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy’s featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family’s Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots.

Featured author Andrew McCarthy is an actor and television director (known for his roles in St. Elmo’s Fire, Mannequin, Weekend at Bernie's, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero) who also has an illustrious writing career. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Travel+Leisure, Afar, Men's Journal, Bon Appétit, National Geographic Adventure, and others. The Society of American Travel Writers named him 2010 “Travel Journalist of the Year,” and he was cited three times for notable work in the “Best American Travel Writing” series. His 2012 memoir, The Longest Way Home, became a New York Times bestseller. 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781426213816
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: National Geographic, 2/2015



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