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Saeeda Hafiz - The Healing (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

In the memoir The Healing, a young black American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating as signifiers of her new middle class status, little realizing that her new lifestyle will bring her face to face with the inner demons fed by the domestic violence, addiction, and poverty she witnessed as a child.

Graduating, getting established in your career, and dating another professional are things many young middle-class women expect to do and take for granted. But when your parents don't support you and you have siblings in prison, those milestones seem monumental. What does growing up poor do to your self-esteem? How do patterns of stress and family violence, poor diet and poor health continue to affect you even after you escape to a higher income bracket? And what can one woman do to turn around the cycle of racism, poverty, and intergenerational suffering? Hafiz gives a frank account of the anxiety and rewards of becoming "middle class" through a complete change of diet and adopting habits such as traveling and doing yoga. While her peers pursue one kind of African American dream by climbing the corporate ladder, Hafiz finds meaning in learning to cook macrobiotic food and practice meditation. By doing so, she recovers from chronic health conditions and heals from the family trauma she has inherited.

Saeeda Hafiz is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. She spent her twenties working in management, believing mainstream success was her key out. After discovering the power of yoga to transform, she took a leap of faith to train to become a yoga teacher and wellness expert. She studied yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and Ashrams and holistic nutrition at Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and keeps a busy schedule as a yoga teacher and speaker. For the past twenty years she has held leadership positions in the YMCA, the San Francisco Unified School District, and other organizations to bring a more holistic understanding of physical and mental wellness to a diverse population.

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781946764041
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Published: Parallax Press - July 17th, 2018

In this memoir of upward mobility through an unexpected route, a young black American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating as signifiers of her new middle class status, little realizing that her new lifestyle will bring her face to face with the inner demons fed by the domestic violence, addiction, and poverty she witnessed as a child.


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Cianna Stewart - No Complaints (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

About ten years ago, documentary film maker and author Cianna Stewart reached a breaking point when she realized that she was complaining all the time. Over the decade that followed she moved from being a powerless passive complainer to actively taking control over her life and getting more out of all aspects of it along the way. For several years, she's been running workshops in "Going NoCo" where she helps people learn the skills needed to successfully change their own pattern of complaining.

Nearly every self-development and spiritually-enlightened person says the first step to improving your life and experiencing happiness is to stop complaining and to start taking personal responsibility, but they stop short at the part about how to do it. No Complaints: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Joy is the go-to workbook for anyone who believes they're too negative and are ready to change but don't know where to start. The book will help you recognize why certain situations are emotionally charged and make decisions about how to handle them. The ultimate goal is to move from feeling stuck to taking action by giving you the tools to engage in difficult conversations and navigate change.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780999637609
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Published: No Complaining Project - January 30th, 2018

About ten years ago, documentary film maker and author Cianna P. Stewart reached a breaking point when she realized that she was complaining all the time. Over the decade that followed she moved from being a powerless passive complainer to actively taking control over her life and getting more out of all aspects of it along the way.


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Julie Tuton - Beauty in the Breakup (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Going through a break-up or divorce is difficult. Julie Tuton has been there and understands the struggle. She also knows something else is possible. In ending a 20 year marriage, she used the tools featured in her new book to facilitate her transition. So many people commented on the ease with which her separation and divorce occurred, that they inquired about what she had done that was so different.  Even her mediator was curious.  She wrote Beauty in the Breakup for everyone who is seeking a different possibility navigating this often treacherous area of change.

​​Coming from Boston, Julie Tuton has an East Coast edge, softened by over 25 years of living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She has a razor sharp awareness that allows  her to cut through to the core of your issues with kindness and caring. She lives in the space of non-judgment, allowing her to be very real and present with you. Applying her awareness and practical tools to step into places of change in her own personal life, she comes from a place of vulnerability, compassion, and knowing that if she could move through such transitions with ease, she can facilitate others as well.

 

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781634931304
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Published: Access Consciousness Publishing Company - February 1st, 2018

Do you know that your relationship is no longer working for you? Do you believe you don't have choice? What if that's not true?

After 20 years of marriage, I realized it was kinder to break up than to stay...


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Kelly Boys - The Blind Spot Effect (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Peter Weng

What if you could see the hidden beliefs, emotions, and perceptual filters that shape your life? For many of us, that's both a scary and intriguing thought. But when explored with kindness and curiosity, it may be the most life-changing endeavor you'll ever experience. Through emerging research in psychology and neuroscience, personal stories, and many guided exercises and practices, The Blind Spot Effect will help you to understand how we acquire perceptual, emotional, and cognitive blind spots, how to bring them to light, and how to work with that newfound awareness.

Kelly Boys teaches tech companies, veterans, prison inmates, humanitarian workers, psychotherapists, and others in meditation and emotional intelligence. She directed the launch of a facilitator training for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, based on Google's neuroscience-based emotional intelligence and mindfulness program; created a Peace on Purpose program for the United Nations Foundation; and has trained frontline humanitarian workers in the Middle East.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781622039975
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Published: Sounds True - July 1st, 2018

Do you ever feel like you're experiencing your life at only a fraction of its true clarity and depth?
Are your days dominated by a single emotion such as fear, sadness, anger, or disappointment?
At work or in your personal life, do you find yourself facing similar relationship patterns or conflicts again and again?


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Sarah Horowitz - Dry-Me-Dry (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

In the 1930s, Alabama textile firm West Point Manufacturing Company came up with a groundbreaking dish towel fabric that combined cotton and linen with rayon, a relatively new fiber. Dubbed “Martex Dry-Me-Dry: The Amazing 3 Fibre Towel,” the patented blend became famous among American homemakers for its lint-free absorption and speedy evaporation. In the 1950s, Martex Dry-Me-Dry dish towels got a facelift from industrial designers John and Earline Brice. Their bold designs in striking colors were a hit; two were even included in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Dry-Me-Dry: The Untold Story of the “Amazing 3 Fibre Towel” reveals the history of these remarkable kitchen textiles and catalogs them for the first time ever. Listings include official pattern names, comprehensive colorways, original sizes, and color images by renowned textile photographer Don Tuttle.

Sarah Horowitz holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has worked in the publishing industry since 1991 for such varied outlets as The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Outside, and John Muir Publications. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in such magazines as I.D., Chicago, and Metropolis, and she frequently contributes to Gardenista, a garden design and outdoor living blog. Horowitz has collected Martex Dry-Me-Dry dish towels since 2001. She lives with her husband and son in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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Tracy Grant - The Duke's Gambit (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Duke's Gambit is the fifteenth installment in Tracy Grant's Malcolm & Suzanne Rannoch historical mystery series!

Former spies Malcolm and Mélanie Suzanne Rannoch return to Dunmykel Castle in Scotland in response to a secret summons from Malcolm's grandfather, the Duke of Strathdon. The duke has a plan that will allow the Rannochs to resume their former life in Britain. Malcolm, worried that Mélanie could face treason charges for her past as a French spy, wants nothing more than to take his family safely back to Italy. But when Malcolm's sister Gisèle disappears from Dunmykel, Malcolm instead find himself doing the one thing he didn't want to do—risking a return to London in search of his missing sister.

Meanwhile in Scotland, Mélanie uncovers information that connects her own shadowy past with Gisèle's disappearance, which sends Mélanie off on a quest of her own. As they unravel the tangled threads, Malcolm and Mélanie learn Gisèle's disappearance is part of a dangerous game involving two old enemies and the highest reaches of Britain's government. The stakes rise still higher when one of their enemies is arrested for murder. From snowy Scotland to glittering Mayfair drawing rooms and the stews of St. Giles, the Rannochs unearth a conspiracy that could topple kings—and shake their family to the core.

 

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Allegra Huston & Cintra Wilson - An Evening in Conversation (Sausalito Store)

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

Allegra Huston's Say My Name is more than a love story. It is the story of a woman finding herself through a lover's eyes, and discovering a strength and independence she never knew she had. On this journey of self-empowerment, Eve will jettison shame and propriety, following only the call of her spirit and the promise of a new, unconventional life.

In the smart and rollicking Fear and Clothing, author Cintra Wilson illustrates how every closet is a declaration of the owner's politics, sexuality, class, education, hopes, and dreams. With her signature wit and utterly irreverent humor, Wilson proves that, by donning our daily costume, we create our future selves, for good or ill. Indeed: your fate hangs in your closet. Dress wisely.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780778330714
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Published: Mira Books - January 9th, 2018

Years ago, frightened by passion, Eve settled for less: marrying safely, building a solid, ordinary life. Now she longs for more.One day, treasure hunting for a friend's antiques shop, she finds a mysterious instrument, carved with twining vines. It sends her on a quest--and into a compelling connection with a young man, the son of an old flame.


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ISBN: 9780393081893
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2015

Wilson reports the findings of her "fashion road trip" across the United States, a journey that took three years and ranges across the various economic "belt regions" of America: the Cotton, Rust, Bible, Sun, Frost, Corn, and Gun Belts. Acting as a kind of fashion anthropologist, she documents and decodes the sartorial sensibilities of Americans across the country.


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Bill Petrocelli - Through the Bookstore Window (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

"I don't know if I sought out bookselling, or whether bookselling sought me out. But when you are hiding from a past that can blow up in your face at any minute, immersing yourself in the stories of others may be a good place to hide."

Gina Perini manages a bookstore in one of San Francisco's most lively neighborhoods. Although she thrives in her world of books, her harrowing escape from the war in the Balkans years earlier remains fresh in her mind. There are still those who are searching for her and who are intent on vengeance. Gina suddenly gets news that someone from her past is still alive--someone she had given up hope of finding. This sets in motion a chain of events that will stretch across the country and push her love and resourcefulness to the limit.

Through the Bookstore Window grapples with the grim effects of war and violence while exploring how love can transcend age, gender, background, and -- perhaps -- the readers' expectations.

Bill Petrocelli is the author of the novel The Circle of Thirteen. He is co-owner with his wife, Elaine, of Book Passage with bookstores in Corte Madera, San Francisco, and Sausalito. Bill is a former attorney with the California Attorney General and previously headed a poverty law office in Oakland. His previous books were Low Profile: How to Avoid the Privacy Invaders and Sexual Harassment on the Job: What It Is and How to Stop It.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781945572906
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - March 13th, 2018

"I don't know if I sought out bookselling, or whether bookselling sought me out. But when you are hiding from a past that can blow up in your face at any minute, immersing yourself in the stories of others may be a good place to hide."


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D.W. Buffa - Necessity (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm

Joseph Antonelli faces the most controversial case of his brilliant legal career when he is tasked with the man who assassinated the President, but whose cunning defense strategy may put Antonelli’s own life in jeopardy. 

Necessity is the riveting new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award nominee D.W. Buffa in which criminal defense attorney Joseph Antonelli finds himself embroiled in the most controversial and explosive trial in American history, representing the man accused of murdering the President. When renowned lawyer Joseph Antonelli--the defense attorney who has never lost a case--takes on the most shocking and controversial case of his storied career, he has no idea of the depths of trouble he’s about to get into. A man has murdered the President of the United States, but has invoked the “Law of Necessity,” which states that a crime is justified if it serves the greater good and thus prevents a greater harm from occurring. As the nation watches the trial of the century, Antonelli must try a case with all eyes on him...and his own life on the line. Necessity will enthrall half of the country and infuriate the other half. Everyone, however, will want to read it.

D.W. Buffa was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. After graduation from Michigan State University, he studied under Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey and Hans J. Morgenthau at the University of Chicago where he earned both an M.A. and a Ph. D. in political science. He received his J.D. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Buffa was a criminal defense attorney for 10 years and his seven Joseph Antonelli novels reflect that experience. The New York Times called The Defense 'an accomplished first novel' which 'leaves you wanting to go back to the beginning and read it over again.' The Judgment was nominated for the Edgar Award for best novel of the year. D.W. Buffa lives in Northern California.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781947993082
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Published: Polis Books - April 24th, 2018

The riveting new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award nominee D.W. Buffa It was a strange case, a great case, a case that, once it got to trial, might well change forever the history of the United States. Other presidents had been murdered, but no one who had killed a president had ever been brought to trial.


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Jonathan White - Tides (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Expert mariner and marine conservationist Jonathan White’s love for the sea is lifelong. He grew up diving, sailing and fishing on the beaches of Southern California, has logged more than one hundred thousand miles sailing on the Pacific and Atlantic, and has surfed all over the world. In the 1980s, he founded the Resource Institute, a nonprofit educational organization for which he hosted a renowned seminar series aboard Crusader, a 65-foot wooden schooner that sailed the Pacific Northwest. Crusader’s odysseys nearly ended in 1990 when the boat ran aground on a large tide in Alaska’s Kalinin Bay. Shaken and intrigued by his underestimation of tides and their power, White set off on a quest across the globe to understand the history, science, and majesty of one of our planet’s most remarkable phenomena.

In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, he shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont St. Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture – the very old and very new.

A year after publication, Jonathan White’s Tides has earned prestigious literary accolades, winning the 2018 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Best Book. Most recently, Tides has been short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize, the largest international book award for small, academic and independent presses.

Tides received several other awards:

  • National Outdoor Book Award in the Natural History Literature category
  • IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award (Silver)
  • Nautilus Book Award (Silver)
  • Publishing Professionals Network Best Book Award for Trade, Text-driven

Tides has been reviewed by dozens of newspapers, including the Guardian, has been translated into Chinese, published in the UK, and is being considered by the BBC for a documentary film.

Tides continues to attract audiences worldwide with brisk sales, and has garnered positive reviews from the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, Oregonian, The Surfer’s Journal, San Diego Union Tribune, Publisher’s Weekly, Tampa News, among others.  Jonathan has appeared on dozens of TV and radio programs, including NPR’s nationally syndicated “Living on Earth,” Michael Krazny’s “The Forum” on KQED in San Francisco, WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate show, and Bill Bradley’s “American Voices” on Sirius/XM radio.

Jonathan is currently writing for Wooden Boat Magazine about the restoration of the Western Flyer, the boat John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts sailed to Baja in 1939. The Log of the Sea of Cortez, published in 1941, memorialized the trip. The Western Flyer was considered lost until it was discovered on the bottom of the Swinomish River a few years ago.  A barnacled ghost of what it once was, someone bought it for a million dollars and is restoring the 75-foot trawler in Port Townsend.  “You could say the boat’s worth nothing,” says Jonathan, “…and everything. I’m fascinated by the Flyer and the Baja trip with Steinbeck and Ricketts. It’s a perfect intersection of boat, ocean, literature, ecology, and metaphysics…and the entire trip was organized around the tide!”

Jonathan’s first book, Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity, is a collection of interviews exploring our relationship with nature and features Gretel Ehrlich, David Brower, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary Snyder, Peter Matthiessen, and others. White has written for the Christian Science Monitor, The Sun, Orion, Surfer’s Journal, and other publications. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and lives with his wife and son on a small island in Washington State.

 

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By Jonathan White, Peter Matthiessen (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781595348517
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Published: Trinity University Press - June 15th, 2018

In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides.


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