Joe Perry - Rocks

Co-Sponsored by Amoeba Music 

 

In the tradition of the mega-bestseller Life by Keith Richards, Aerosmith's Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he cofounded in 1970--which is still going strong today.
Before the platinum records or the Super Bowl half-time show or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe Perry was a boy growing up in small-town Massachusetts. He idolized Jacques Cousteau and built his own diving rig that he used to explore a local lake. He dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. But Perry's neighbors had teenage sons, and those sons had electric guitars, and the noise he heard when they started playing would change his life.

The guitar became his passion, an object of lust, an outlet for his restlessness and his rebellious soul. That passion quickly blossomed into an obsession, and he got a band together. One night after a performance he met a brash young musician named Steven Tyler; before long, Aerosmith was born. What happened over the next forty-five years has become the stuff of legend: the knockdown, drag-out, band-splintering fights; the drugs, the booze, the rehab; the packed arenas and timeless hits; the reconciliations and the comebacks.

Rocks is an unusually searching memoir of a life that spans from the top of the world to the bottom of the barrel--several times. It is a study of endurance and brotherhood, with Perry providing remarkable candor about Tyler, as well as new insights into their powerful but troubled relationship. It is an insider's portrait of the rock and roll family, featuring everyone from Jimmy Page to Alice Cooper, Bette Midler to Chuck Berry, John Belushi to Al Hirschfeld. It takes us behind the scenes at unbelievable moments such as Joe and Steven's appearance in the movie of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (they act out the murders of Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees).

Full of humor, insight, and brutal honesty about life in and out of one of the biggest bands in the world, Rocks is the ultimate rock-and-roll epic. In Perry's own words, it tells the whole story: "the loner's story, the band's story, the recovery story, the cult story, the love story, the success story, the failure story, the rebirth story, the re-destruction story, and the post-destructive rebirth story.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$27.99
ISBN-13: 9781476714547
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster, 10/2014

Marin School for the Arts - Fall Arts Festival

10/17/2014 8:30 pm

Join us at the Corte Madera store for a celebration of the arts, featuring presentations by Marin School of the Arts students, including jazz and rock band ensembles, a multi-media art exhibit, creative writing presentations, entertainment in dance and theater, and vocal works.

Founded in 2003, MSA is a specialized program embedded in Novato High School, offering talented and motivated students an award-winning arts education within a larger program of academic and college-prep courses. Students of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and geographic backgrounds come from all over the Bay Area to be part of this unique experience that focuses on studies in film and video, dance, digital arts, photography, creative writing, visual arts, music, and theater arts.

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

Bill Broder - Two Russian Bicycles

Sausalito Library • Russian Tea Provided

Two Russian Bicycles: A Fictional Journey into the Past on Two Novellas consists of two curiously related novellas, both prophetic of the future course of Russian and world history.  Based in historical fact, both reveal how the small battles of the hearth, friendship, and love shape history and underlie the effort to remain human in times bedeviled by a brutal destiny. The first novella, Tolstoy’s Wife, depicts Sonya Tolstoy’s struggle for the love of her husband, Leo Tolstoy—a struggle intimately shaped by her belief in the values that inform Tolstoy’s great novels. The second, The Sphynx of Kiev, focuses on the importance of Lenin's character and personal life in shaping the distinctive properties of the two Russian Revolutions at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Bill Broder is the author of A Prayed for the Departed, Crimes of Innocence, Esau's Mountain, What Rough Beast?, Taking Care of Cleo, and The Sacred Hoop, among other books. Broder has also acted as member, Executive Director and Artistic Director of a playwrights workshop, California On Stage, and has completed a number of full-length plays. Abalone! was produced in Carmel, California. His other plays have received staged readings in the Bay Area by Equity actors at the Upstart Stage, The Plays in Progress Series at A.C.T., The Western Stage Theater Company, the New Playwrights Festival, and New Visions Festival. Two of his plays were presented as staged readings at The Second and Third Annual California Studies Conference in Sacramento, California.Professionally, Broder has worked extensively as a free-lance writer, specializing in the writing, design, and production of educational materials for museums, schools, exhibitions, and publishing companies.

 

 



 

Location: 
Street:
Sausalito Library
Additional:
420 Litho St
City:
Sausalito
,
Postal Code:
94965
$12.96
ISBN-13: 9781496123640
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Createspace, 5/2014

Class: Alison Berka- Begin Your Next Step: Resumes

10/18/2014 11:30 am

Saturday Oct. 18 • 9:30-11:30 am • $40

 

 

This workshop is for women ready to re-launch their careers after staying out of the workforce for a while. Whether you want a job while the kids are in school or you are already an empty

nester, you’ll need to reassess your skills and experience (both work and volunteer). Learn how to present yourself in a positive and marketable format. Alison Berka has an MBA in marketing and has successfully built a second career in development and communications.

 

 

 

 

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

Class: Amy Novesky - On-the-Spot Children's Writing Workshop

10/18/2014 2:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 18 • 10:00-2:00 pm • $60
 
48-hour advance registration • Limit of six
 
 
 
You’ve written a brilliant children’s story and can’t wait to hear what others think, or you’re stuck and need a critique. Bring your manuscript or idea to this on-the-spot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader.

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

Erika T. Wurth - An Evening with Curbside Splendor

Crazy Horse's Girlfriend is Erika T. Wurth's portrait of Margaritte, a sharp-tongued, drug-dealing, sixteen-year-old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. She hates the burnout, futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable new boyfriend can move far beyond the bright lights of Denver that float on the horizon before the daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her alive.

Set in mid-1990s Florida, Losing in Gainsville hilariously explores what failure means in a culture where everyone is supposed to win. With an ensemble cast of slackers, burn-outs, musicians, and dreamers, who are all losing something—their youth, their ambitions, their careers, their children, their former identities—Brian Costello builds a sun-bleached world of people struggling to understand what it means to succeed on their terms.

Where To?: A Hack Memoir is Dmitry Samarov's illustrated memoir capturing encounters with drunken passengers, overbearing cops, unreasonable city bureaucracy, his fellow cabdrivers, a few potholes, and other unexpectedly beautiful moments. Accompanied by dozens of Samarov's original artworks—composed during traffic jams, waits at the airport, and lulls in his shifts—these stories provide a street-level view of America from the perspective of an immigrant painter driving a cab for money.

The Game We Play features ten of Susan Lanier's riveting, emotionally complex stories examine the decisions we make when our choices are few and courage is costly. A young couple faces disease and commitment with the same sharp fear, a neglected woman battles her worsening condition of a very real invisibility, and a father makes a split-second decision that puts his child's life at risk.

Erika T. Wurth is an Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee raised on the outskirts of Denver, which she describes as crossroads for many, many Native Americans. She holds an MA in English from University of Toledo, and a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from University of Colorado. She was a writer-in-residence at the Institute of American Indian Arts and teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781940430430
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing, 9/2014

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781940430317
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing, 10/2014

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781940430225
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing, 9/2014

The Game We Play (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781940430270
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing, 9/2014



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