Amanda Gefter - Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn

Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn is a memoir of the impassioned hunt that takes author Amanda Gefter and her father from New York to London to Los Alamos, introducing them to quirky science and even quirkier personalities—Leonard Susskind, the former Bronx plumber who invented string theory; Ed Witten, the soft-spoken genius who coined the enigmatic M-theory; Stephen Hawking; and many more—and eventually revealing to them a glimpse at the surprising truth about reality.

Amanda Gefter is a physics and cosmology writer and a consultant for New Scientist magazine, where she formerly served as books and arts editor and founded CultureLab. Her writing has been featured in New Scientist, Scientific American, Sky and Telescope, Astronomy.com, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Gefter studied the history and philosophy of science at the London School of Economics and was a 2012–13 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

 

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$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780345531438
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Bantam, 1/2014

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics

02/13/2015 12:30 pm
Five Fridays: Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 17, May 15, June 12 • 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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Dr. Michael Finkelstein - Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness

In Conversation with Dr. Martin Rossman

Drawing on decades of medical experience and patient consultations, Dr. Michael Finkelstein guides readers through the essential questions for understanding various symptoms and their causes. Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness is a warm, reassuring, enlightening book that can empower readers to take their health back.

Dr. Michael Finkelstein is board certified in both internal medicine and integrative-holistic medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and of the Associate Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In partnership with Business TalkRadio Network and Lifestyle TalkRadio Network, Dr. Finkelstein launched The Skillful Living Room, a nationally syndicated healthy-living discussion.

Dr. Martin Rossman is an Integrative Physician practicing in Greenbrae, California.He is also a nationally Board-Certified acupuncturist, and has integrated traditional Chinese acupuncture into his medical practice since 1972. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, he has had a long-standing interest in the practical importance of lifestyle, nutrition, and mind/body practices in medicine and health.

 

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Sam Benjamin & Candice Lori - The Hippie Kama Sutra

Hippies may be all about free love, but there are some difficult waters to navigate when dreadlocks and unkempt beards are involved. The Hippie Kama Sutra is a helpful guide for those who are grappling with those age old questions: Where does one find great natural supplements that might also work as an aphrodisiac? How does one find a mate with similar Birkenstock preferences? Will Patchouli hide the natural post-coital musk? All of these questions, and many more, are answered in The Hippie Kama Sutra.

A graduate of Brown University, Sam Benjamin has worked variously as an adult filmmaker, farmhand, celebrity ghostwriter, and massage therapist. He's the author of American Gangbang, one of LA Weekly’s Best Reads of 2011.

Candice Lori has spent the past decade studying yoga, organic horticulture, and bodywork at alternative communities in Hawaii, India, and California.

 

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$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781940207285
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Rare Bird Books, 1/2015

Left Coast Writers®: Maxine Schur - Places in Time

Places in Time: Reflections on a Journey is a beautifully written travel memoir set in 1971, when the world was a far different place. Author Maxine Schur begins her journey in Berkeley and travels around the world for over two years as a honeymoon adventure with her husband.

Maxine Schur's award-winning travel essays have appeared in numerous publications including, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Geographic Explorer, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Escape, Northwest Airlines World Traveler, Salon.com, Americas, LION Magazine and the books, Insight Guide to Hispaniola, The Traveler's Tales Series, Wanderlust: Real-life Tales of Adventure and Romance and Paris in Mind, both published by Random House.

 

 

 

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Class: Elizabeth Stark Powers- Launch Your Novel or Memoir: Dynamic Openings that Hook Readers, Agents and Editors.

02/15/2015 12:00 pm
 
Sun. Feb. 15 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $45
 
 

 
Come write (or re-write) the opening of your novel or memoir. We’ll dig into stellar examples of compelling openings, and use them to spur our own stories into fine form. Write, receive insightful response and direction, and get that page-turning, couldn’t-put-it-down opening ready for the world.
 
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