Class: Jasmin Darznik - Memoir Workshop

11/03/2014 8:00 pm

4 Mon.: Nov. 3 -24 • 6:00-8:00pm • $120

 

 

Jasmin Darznik offers inspiration and practical advice, including tips on interviewing family members and managing the emotional and ethical challenges of writing a memoir. An award-winning writer and teacher, Jasmin received her Ph.D. in English from Princeton. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Good Daughter.


Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780446534970
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 1/2011

Don Joseph Goewey - The End of Stress

We all understand that stress damages our health, decreases emotional intelligence, lowers performance, and limits our potential to succeed. Yet studies show that more than 80 percent of us are doing nothing about it.After years of research and testing, Don Joseph Goewey has developed this simple yet powerful 4 step process that you can easily apply to your daily life. One to two months of using these tools and processes, and you will finally be able to say goodbye to the ubiquitous stress that has thwarted your goals and your happiness.

Don Joseph Goewey managed the department of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, ran a regional emergency medical services system, and for twelve years headed an internationally recognized institute that pioneered an approach to catastrophic life events. He spent six years directing a think tank aimed at integrating breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology. From this work, he innovated a model for changing brain structure to extinguish stress reactions and amplify the higher brain function that enables a human being to flourish. He has been on the Today Show, CNN and NPR.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781582704913
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beyond Words Publishing, 9/2014

Stephen Seager - Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

In Behind the Gates of Gomorrah, Stephen Seager, M.D. provides the first look inside a forensic mental hospital, the facilities that house the criminally insane. Unit C, where Seager was assigned at Napa State, is reserved for the “bad actors,” the mass murderers, sexual predators, school shooters, and real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world – and they are all at Napa State because they have all successfully employed the “insanity defense.”

Behind a twenty-foot-tall chain link fence topped with coiled razor wire, there is a verdant campus-like lawn populated by shimmering, ornery peacocks and some of the world’s most dangerous and violent criminals. Napa State Hospital is one of the largest forensic mental hospitals in the country, where each one of the 1,200 patients is criminally ill. It is a place of remarkable violence. To cross the fence is to enter a looking-glass world populated with figures from our nightmares – where lone therapists lead sharing circles with sociopaths, where an illicit underground economy flourishes, and where patients and physicians measure their lives by how fast they can run.

Stephen Seager is a board-certified psychiatrist, a former assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School
of Medicine, and the author of several other books, which have been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, NPR, and Larry King Live.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781476774497
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Gallery Books, 9/2014

Colm Tóibín - Nora Webster

Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín's majestic seventh novel introduces the formidable Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it.

Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of deep empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she rediscovers herself and her connectedness to others. Nora Webster is a masterpiece in character study by a writer at the zenith of his career. In Nora Webster, Tóibín has created a character as iconic, engaging and memorable as Madame Bovary or Hedda Gabler.

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; and The Testament of Mary, as well as two story collections.

 

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

Nora Webster (Hardcover)

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781439138335
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner Book Company, 10/2014

Bryan Stevenson - Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University Law School. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780812994520
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau, 10/2014

Margarita Carrillo Arronte - Mexico: The Cookbook

The first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, written by a living culinary legend, Mexico: The Cookbook features an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine. Author Margarita Carrillo Arronte has dedicated 30 years to researching, teaching, and cooking Mexican food, resulting in this impressive collection of Snacks and Street Food, Starters and Salads, Eggs, Soups, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Accompaniments, Rice and Beans, Breads and Pastries, and Drinks and Desserts.

Chef and restaurateur Margarita Carrillo Arronte was born into a large family who respected their deep cultural and culinary roots, and has devoted nearly 35 years to help traditional Mexican cuisine find its way to every corner of the world. She has lectured about Mexican food at schools, including The Culinary Institute of America and Le Cordon Bleu.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$49.95
ISBN-13: 9780714867526
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Phaidon Press, 10/2014



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