Sausalito Events

Reclaiming our Authority: Women's Rights, Reproduction and Beyond Forum (Sausalito)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt is an expert on the future of family life, career timing, and the influence of science and technology on fertility, pregnancy and family. The age of motherhood is on the rise across the developing world, and as a result many women and couples are becoming increasingly reliant on alternative choices to create their families. This includes advanced reproductive technologies like egg freezing, invitro fertilization, the use of donor eggs, and the option to become a  DIY mom, a phrase Lehmann-Haupt coined. She is founder and director of The ART and Science of Family project. As the author of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family (Basic Books, 2009 and Nothing But the Truth, 2015) she has influenced and been an inspiration to thousands of women who are searching for the best ways to balance their desires for a career and family. Her articles on the topic have been featured  from Slate to Babble.com. She has been profiled by The Chicago Tribune for her practical and brave choice to freeze her eggs when she was thirty-seven; she has appeared on Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal’s Lunch Break and Bay Area Focus speaking on the topic, and has been quoted on the front page of The New York Times.  In her writing and speaking, she gives a personal face and offers life strategies to the most relevant social trends that intimately affect women’s lives. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York, O magazine, Self, Outside, Wired, Vogue, Neo.life  and her essay “The Multi-tasking Man,” appeared in What Makes A Man: 21 Writers Imagine the Future, edited by Rebecca Walker (Riverhead Books, 2005). She graduated with distinction in English literature from Kenyon College, and has a Masters in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, she apprenticed under Clay Felker, the founder of New York magazine. She has spoken on numerous panels at bookstores, hospitals and corporate events, and has delivered keynotes at universities. She lives in Sausalito with her five-year-old son, Alexander. 

Thais Nye Derich’s new memoir—Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean (She Writes Press, May 9, 2017)—tells a powerful story about her traumatic hospital delivery and her decision, post-cesarean, to give birth naturally. Derich has been interviewed on NPR, KPFA, KRCB radio stations and various podcasts including Informed Pregnancy with Dr. Berlin. Her past work has been published in Salon, Literary Mama, BabyCenter, SFGate.com, among others. A chapter of Second Chance was a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s Baby Anthology. Thais speaks to groups big and small about her story and the intersection between childbirth and social justice. She lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband and two children where she’s writing her second book.

Monica Miller is an entrepreneur, activist, wife and mother. She is the founder of Bare Bones PR, co-producer of the documentary film on childbirth “Of Woman Born,” and a team member at The Hivery in Mill Valley. Her PR career has focused on bringing media attention to technology and business innovation, working with more than 30 high tech companies ranging in size from tiny startups to multi-national public companies. Before settling in the Bay Area, Monica attended Emory University and City College of NY.  She lived and worked in NYC, where she taught public high school and was an editor at a nonfiction magazine. Her California-born children go to The New Village School in Sausalito. Monica was born and raised in Alaska and considers herself a naturalized Californian. Find out more about Monica Miller’s work at www.barebonespr.com and www.ofwomanbornfilm.com.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631522185
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Published: She Writes Press - December 16th, 2016

On the joyful day of her son's birth, Thais Derich never questioned going to the hospital. A week later, she walked out physically, spiritually, and emotionally injured, and fully disabused of the idea that the medical field would ever put her best interests before protocol, money, and legal concerns.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Jeanne Blasberg - Eden (Sausalito)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

In Eden, ecca Meister Fitzpatrick—wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community—is the dutiful steward of her family’s iconic summer tradition . . . until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. As she struggles to accept that this is likely her last season in Long Harbor, Becca is inspired by her granddaughter’s boldness in the face of impending single-motherhood, and summons the courage to reveal a secret she was forced to bury long ago: the existence of a daughter she gave up fifty years ago. The question now is how her other daughter, Rachel—with whom Becca has always had a strained relationship—will react.

Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg began her career on Wall Street and later worked in strategic planning at Federated Department Stores in Cincinnati before making her way to Boston, where she worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School. Writing case studies and business articles, however, couldn’t satisfy her creative longings. Today, she is on the board of directors and is an avid student at Grub Street, one of the nation’s preeminent creative writing centers, where she is hard at work on her next book. Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston and Westerly, RI and have three grown children. When she’s not writing, Jeanne can be found playing squash, skiing, or taking in the sunset over Little Narragansett Bay.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631521881
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Published: She Writes Press - May 2nd, 2017

Becca Meister Fitzpatrick wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community is the dutiful steward of her family's iconic summer tradition . . . until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Gayle Brandies & Andrea Jarrell - An Evening In Conversation (Sausalito)

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage.

In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the dissonance between being a new mother, a sweet-smelling infant at her chest, and a grieving daughter trying to piece together what happened, who her mother was, and all she had and hadn't understood about her.

Around the time of her suicide, Gayle's mother had been working on a documentary about the rare illnesses she thought ravaged her family: porphyria and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In The Art of Misdiagnosis, taking its title from her mother's documentary, Gayle braids together her own narration of the charged weeks surrounding her mother's suicide, transcripts of her mother's documentary, research into delusional and factitious disorders, and Gayle's own experience with misdiagnosis and illness (both fabricated and real). Slowly and expertly, The Art of Misdiagnosis peels back the complicated layers of deception and complicity, of physical and mental illness in Gayle's family, to show how she and her mother had misdiagnosed one another.
Gayle's memoir is both a compelling search into the mystery of one's own family and a life-affirming story of the relief discovered through breaking familial and personal silences. Written by a gifted stylist, The Art of Misdiagnosis delves into the tangled mysteries of disease, mental illness, and suicide and comes out the other side with grace.

Gayle's memoir is both a compelling search into the mystery of one's own family and a life-affirming story of the relief discovered through breaking familial and personal silences. Written by a gifted stylist, this book delves into the tangled mysteries of disease, mental illness, and suicide and comes out the other side with grace.

Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write and the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement (judged by Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, and contest founder Barbara Kingsolver), Self Storage, Delta Girls and My Life with the Lincolns, which received a Silver Nautilus Book Award and was chosen as a Read on Wisconsin pick, as well as a collection of poetry, The Selfless Bliss of the Body. Her essays, poems and short fiction have been widely published and have received numerous honors, including a Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award, the QPB/Story Magazine Short Story Award, and a Notable mention in The Best American Essays 2016. She teaches in the low residency MFA programs at Antioch University, Los Angeles and Sierra Nevada College, where she was named Distinguished Visiting Professor/Writer in Residence. Gayle served as Inlandia Literary Laureate from 2012-2014 and was called a Writer Who Makes a Difference by The Writer Magazine.

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Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother escape Andrea's father together and develop a powerful and unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she’s put that chapter of her life behind her—until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it's her mother's choices she's been trying to escape all along. 

As featured in the New York Times “Modern Love” column * a Redbook Magazine must-read Harper's Bazaar Yahoo! Style, InStyle, Rumpus, Hello Giggles, Bustle, and Southern Living magazine Fall book pick Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she’s put that chapter of her life behind her—until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it’s her mother’s choices she’s been trying to escape all along. Without preaching or prescribing, I’m the One Who Got Away is a life-affirming story of having the courage to become both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved.

Andrea Jarrell's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other popular and literary publications. She earned her BA in literature at Scripps College and her MFA in creative writing and literature at Bennington College. A Los Angeles native, she currently lives in suburban Washington, D.C.
 

The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807044865
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beacon Press - November 14th, 2017

Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide

Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage.


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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631522604
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Published: She Writes Press - September 5th, 2017

As featured in the New York Times "Modern Love" column * a Redbook Magazine must-read * Harper's Bazaar * Yahoo Style, InStyle, Rumpus, Hello Giggles, Bustle, and Southern Living magazine Fall book pick Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94925

Gayle Brandeis & Andrea Jarrell - The Art of Misdiagnosis & I'm the One Who Got Away (Sausalito)

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Gayle Brandeis’s mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the dissonance between being a new mother, a sweet-smelling infant at her chest, and a grieving daughter trying to piece together what happened, who her mother was, and all she had and hadn’t understood about her.

Around the time of her suicide, Gayle’s mother had been working on a documentary about the rare illnesses she thought ravaged her family: porphyria and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In The Art of Misdiagnosis, taking its title from her mother’s documentary, Gayle braids together her own narration of the charged weeks surrounding her mother’s suicide, transcripts of her mother’s documentary, research into delusional and factitious disorders, and Gayle’s own experience with misdiagnosis and illness (both fabricated and real). Slowly and expertly, Gayle peels back the complicated layers of deception and complicity, of physical and mental illness in Gayle’s family, to show how she and her mother had misdiagnosed one another.

Gayle’s memoir is both a compelling search into the mystery of one’s own family and a life-affirming story of the relief discovered through breaking familial and personal silences. Written by a gifted stylist, this memoir delves into the tangled mysteries of disease, mental illness, and suicide and comes out the other side with grace.

Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write and the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement (judged by Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, and contest founder Barbara Kingsolver), Self Storage, Delta Girls and My Life with the Lincolns, which received a Silver Nautilus Book Award and was chosen as a Read on Wisconsin pick, as well as a collection of poetry, The Selfless Bliss of the Body. Her essays, poems and short fiction have been widely published and have received numerous honors, including a Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award, the QPB/Story Magazine Short Story Award, and a Notable mention in The Best American Essays 2016. She teaches in the low residency MFA programs at Antioch University, Los Angeles and Sierra Nevada College, where she was named Distinguished Visiting Professor/Writer in Residence. Gayle served as Inlandia Literary Laureate from 2012-2014 and was called a Writer Who Makes a Difference by The Writer Magazine

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As featured in the New York Times “Modern Love” column, listed as a Redbook Magazine must-read, and listed by The Rumpus, Hello Giggles, Bustle, and Southern Living as a "fall book pick."

Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she’s put that chapter of her life behind her―until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it’s her mother’s choices she’s been trying to escape all along. Without preaching or prescribing, I’m the One Who Got Away is a life-affirming story of having the courage to become both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved.

Andrea Jarrell’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other popular and literary publications. She earned her BA in literature at Scripps College and her MFA in creative writing and literature at Bennington College. A Los Angeles native, she currently lives in suburban Washington, D.C. 

 

The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807044865
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beacon Press - November 14th, 2017

Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide

Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage.


I'm the One Who Got Away: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631522604
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - September 5th, 2017

As featured in the New York Times "Modern Love" column * a Redbook Magazine must-read * Harper's Bazaar * Yahoo Style, InStyle, Rumpus, Hello Giggles, Bustle, and Southern Living magazine Fall book pick Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Eric Torney - Marinship (Sausalito)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

My most recent movie, Marinship - World's Most Amazing Shipyard, is a result of a passion I have developed due to discovery of a trove of historic material about the shipyard. This totally nonfiction, not for profit, and not for sale video made on a zero budget tells the amazing story of how a shipyard was hastily built in Sausalito during the opening months of the United States of America's involvement in WWII to fulfill a dire need for cargo ships. The U. S. Maritime Commission had the onerous task of replacing cargo ships which were being sunk by German Wolf Pack U Boats at a rate approaching 80 per month (on some days 4 ships were sunk). A shipyard was requested for the West Coast. The Sausalito site was chosen because the recently opened Golden Gate Bridge had caused the demise and closure of the local NWP Commuter Railroad, leaving a fully operable rail transportation system with an adjacent deep water channel originally used by the NWP ferry boats. On 28 March, 1942 construction was begun on a vacant mudflat. Three months later a cargo ship's keel was laid on a not yet complete shipway. Amazingly, six months after construction began on the mudflat a ship was launched. The movie tells this amazing story.

Eric J. Torney is a 4th generation California native. His great great grandfather, Charles Fardon Langley, arrived in San Francisco in 1851, after an ocean voyage from New York to San Francisco as crew on the famous Clipper Ship Flying Cloud. Charles had booked passage with his cargo of medicine to sell to gold miners. The Flying Cloud made the passage in the world record time of 89 days. Charles set up a tent near what today is Union Square and sold his entire cargo in one day. The company Charles founded, after several buyouts, today is McKesson. Living in Marin all of his life, Eric graduated from Kent School, Redwood High School, College of Marin, and U.C. Berkeley. Now a retired remodeling contractor living in Greenbrae he volunteers at Sausalito Historical Society and has produced several exhibits featuring Marinship.
 

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Second Sunday Stories: Arree Chung - Ninja! Claus (Sausalito)

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 11:00am

Second Sunday Stories Event!

Second Sunday Stories is a new series of kids picture book events at Book Passage-by-the-Bay in Sausalito. On the second Sunday of each month at 11am we welcome an author or illustrator into the store to share their book with us, there will be snacks and crafts and because it's Sunday morning, you could even come in your pajamas (we don't mind). Second Sunday Stories runs no longer than 45 minutes and is perfect for kids aged 2-6 and their families.

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After missing Santa in previous years, Maxwell is determined to catch Santa this year. Will Maxwell catch Santa or will he come up empty handed? 

Find out who is the ultimate ninja in Ninja Claus! -- the third installment of the Ninja! series. 

Arree Chung is the author of author and illustrator of Ninja! and Ninja! Attack of the Clan and the illustrator of Danger Gang. He's also the founder of Storyteller Academy, where he teaches his creative process in making stories.When he's not working on ideas for stories or businesses you can find him playing basketball or riding his bike around the San Francisco Bay area. 

 

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By Arree Chung, Arree Chung (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627795524
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 10th, 2017

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Sausalito, CA 94965

Ellen Petry Leanse - The Happiness Hack (Sausalito)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Are you feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from things that once mattered to you? As we rely more and more on technology, it's the devices meant to simplify our lives that often cause us the most stress. In this refreshing, practical book, you'll learn ways to reclaim some of the calm and focus that's slipping away from many of us. By reading The Happiness Hack, you'll gain new insights that bring you more connectedness, help you manage your tech habits, and give you new ways of increasing happiness—all by your own design.

Ellen Petry Leanse has worked for Apple and Google, and has consulted for more than forty technology companies. Today she coaches start-up teams, teaches at Stanford University, and writes on innovation, mindfulness, and product design.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781492656913
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Published: Simple Truths - November 7th, 2017

For years, Ellen Leanse worked with the biggest technology titans that fight for our attention, including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft... programming habits that revolved around our devices. By mapping how the mind works, innovators like Ellen are able to ingrain habits for all of us, revolving around our technology.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Wilford Welch - In Our Hands (Sausalito)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Our Hands shows you the exciting, satisfying roles you can play to solve the climate crisis and just how you can create a better world for yourself, your children, and grandchildren by getting engaged.
The book explains why global warming and climate change do not have to be scary topics. It succinctly explains the science of global warming and the challenges it is causing, then offers a pathway to success.
Looking back from 2050, the author presents two futures, one if we do take affective individual and collective actions, the other if we do not. The final chapter of thirty pages is filled with extraordinary resources for those who want to explore the issues further, from the shift to renewable energy to dealing with plastics and climate refugees.

As the subtitle suggests, this book is indeed a Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis

Wilford Welch has been exploring the driving forces impacting our world for over five decades: as a U.S. diplomat in Asia; as an economic development and business consultant in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.; as the publisher of a world affairs magazine that appeared in 26 countries in six language editions; and as the leader of educational trips to numerous countries and cultures. Wilford has also been deeply involved in outdoor and environmental education, including being chair of the board of the NatureBridge Golden Gate campus in the Marin Headlands and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). In 1994 Wilford led the support team on Mount Everest of NOLS instructors who removed 5,000 pounds of trash off the high camps and introduced the notion of Leave No Trace to Everest mountaineering. Over the past decades, Wilford has created and led several large conferences exploring the issues addressed in this book, including two Quest for Global Healing gatherings in Bali, Indonesia in 2004 and 2007 for over 1,000 participants from forty countries, and the Beyond Sustainability conference that took place at the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii in 2010. Wilford has a BA from Yale, a law degree from Berkeley, and a PMD degree from the Harvard Business School. He lives on a houseboat in Sausalito with his wife Carole Angermeir.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Second Sunday Stories: Samantha Vamos - Alphabet Boats (Sausalito)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Second Sunday Stories Event!

Second Sunday Stories is a new series of kids picture book events at Book Passage-by-the-Bay in Sausalito. On the second Sunday of each month at 11am we welcome an author or illustrator into the store to share their book with us, there will be snacks and crafts and because it's Sunday morning, you could even come in your pajamas (we don't mind). Second Sunday Stories runs no longer than 45 minutes and is perfect for kids aged 2-6 and their families.

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In Alphabet Boats, readers will set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter!

Discover twenty-six types of vessels, from the more common -- canoe and motorboat -- to the unusual -- umiak and Q-boat. Just like in Alphabet Trucks and Alphabet Trains, colorful art includes the letters of the alphabet hidden (and not-so-hidden) in supporting roles in the illustrations.

Samantha Vamos is a mom, wife, children’s book author, and former-practicing lawyer (in that order).  She is a first-generation American from a multicultural family, and she treasures her diverse heritage and background and someday hopes to write about it.  Prior to becoming published, she attended Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law in both Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. She wrote stories in her spare time and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (Viking Children’s Books) was her first children’s picture book.  Samantha has lived on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in the Pacific Northwest, and now she, her husband, and her son live in the beautiful state of California. 

 

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By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781580897310
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - April 17th, 2018

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Sausalito, CA 94965

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