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Eve Ensler with Isabel Allende - I Am an Emotional Creature

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Tickets $35 (includes a signed copy of Ensler’s book)
Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve

Eve Ensler and Isabel Allende in conversation, for one evening only! If you live even remotely near the Bay Area, it is well worth coming to hear these two inspiring women talk about activism, women and girls, and the power of stories. Eve is the Tony Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Eve will blow you away and Isabel will get you through it. Together they will fill you with hope.

You'll also get a sneak peak at Eve's latest theatrical work, the stage adaptation of Emotional Creature, which will premiere at Berkeley Rep this June.
This event is a benefit for V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

 

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Jennifer Granholm & Dan Mulhern - A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 7:00pm

Priority seating with purchase of the book
Order a signed copyThe former governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm and her husband Dan Mulhern present A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future ($27.99). In January, 2002, Granholm became the first woman governor of Michigan. This is a first-hand account of her battle to create jobs and to repair healthcare, education, and infrastructure systems—issues that are now sweeping the country. Granholm is host of the new show about politics the War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV.

 

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Frances Mayes - Cooks with Books Event: The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 6:30pm

Admission $110 per person/ $185 per couple 

SOLD OUT!

In all of Frances Mayes’s bestselling memoirs about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, genuine, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures. In her first-ever cookbook, The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen, Frances and her husband, Ed, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients.
          
A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at Bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours,  and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes.
          
Lose yourself in the delectable food, the people, and the place, as Frances’ lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in her Tuscan kitchen. Join us for dinner with Frances as we raise a glass at the table in celebration of the flavors of Tuscany!
The price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

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Left Bank Restaurant
507 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur
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Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott - Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

Order a signed copyPriority seating with purchase of the book

Join us as Anne Lamott and son Sam Lamott discuss Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son ($26.95). Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter of her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam—about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions—struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work, as they both forge new relationships with Jax’s mother, who has her own ideas about how to raise a child.

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Sondra Bernstein with John Toulze - Cooks with Books: Plats du Jour: The Girl and the Fig's Journey Through the Seasons in Wine Country

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:30pm

Admission $120 per person/ $195 per couple SOLD OUT!

Plats du Jour has been called a love letter to Sonoma County, a travelogue, and a celebration of the bounty of Northern California. Sondra Bernstein, proprietor of The Girl and the Fig and Estate restaurants along with her partner, Executive Chef John Toulze, share a passion for French-country cooking and feature over 100 recipes and wine pairings in this new, full color table cookbook. There are 28 three-course menus arranged by season, as well as pantry recipes and wine pairings. Sondra reveals intimate stories and tributes to the local farmers, artisans, and food purveyors, all who bring a tremendous amount to the table. Don’t miss this amazing luncheon in one of the prettiest restaurants in Sonoma, just off the historic square. The price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.


Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy - Email orders@bookpassage.com

Estate
400 West Spain Street
95476 Sonoma
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Michael David Lukas with Michael Krasny - One Book One Marin

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 7:00pm

Order a signed copyJoin us for the culminating event for One Book One Marin 2012. Marin County residents started reading and discussing the 2012 selection, Michael David Lukas’ The Oracle of Stamboul in January. Michael Krasny is an author, professor of English, and host of KQED’s Forum.

 

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Jacques Pépin - Cooks with Books: Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:30pm
Admission $145 per person 

SOLD OUT - Thank you!

Join us as we welcome legendary chef Jacques Pépin. In Essential Pépin, a book that celebrates his 60 years in food, the world's most famous cooking teacher shares his most favorite recipes from the the thousands he has created throughout his career. They include Onion Soup Lyonnaise-Style (which Jacques enjoyed as a young chef while bar-crawling in Paris); Linguine with Clam Sauce and Vegetables (a frequent dinner chez Jacques); Grilled Chicken with Tarragon Butter (which he makes indoors in winter and outdoors in summer); Five-Peppercorn Steak (his spin on a bistro classic); Meme's Apple Tart (which his mother made every day in her Lyon restaurant); and Warm Chocolate Fondue Souffle (part cake, part pudding, part souffle, and pure bliss). Essential Pépin spans the many styles of Jacques's cooking: homey country French, haute cuisine, fast food Jacques-style, and fresh contemporary American dishes. The books also includes a searchable DVD demonstrating every cooking technique you'll ever need. Join us for a fabulous evening you won't forget as we raise a toast with this true culinary legend! The price includes the meal, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Dinner will include wines from Trione Winery.

Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy

Left Bank Restaurant
507 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur
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Elizabeth Gilbert: Cooks with Books - At Home on the Range

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 6:30pm

IMPORTANT: Registration closes at 5:00pm on Saturday, April 28. For reservations before then, please call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 and request to speak with a manager. 

 

Admission $115 per person
Introduced by Dave Eggers

Join Elizabeth Gilbert, the bestselling author of  Eat, Pray, Love, for a tribute to our mothers and our mother's mothers. For decades, they cooked and celebrated life in the kitchen. That was true for Margaret Yardley Potter, Gilbert's great grandmother and a longtime cooking columnist in the early decades of the 20th century. An accomplished cook and an epicurean adventurer in her day, Potter encouraged interest in farmer's markets, ethnic foods, and other approaches far ahead of their time. Be it luck or fate, Gilbert recently stumbled upon her great grandmother's collection of recipes. She has now revived this heirloom collection and given it new life in a lovely new edition from McSweeney's, At Home on the Range. [ For more about this remarkable book, check out this just published Huffington Post interview with Elizabeth Gilbert.]

"This book is a beautiful time capsule that looks back to the roots of American gastronomy, when the values of gardening and fresh ingredients were the primary inspiration. Margaret Yardley Potter's warm, witty stories and recipes show us that our great-grandmothers instinctually understood that food is central to a life well-lived." - Alice Waters


Don't miss this very special event!
Elizabeth Gilbert will be introduced by McSweeney's publisher Dave Eggers, who will speak a bit about ScholarMatch, the organization to which a portion of the proceeds of this new book are being donated. Tickets are $115 per person. Price includes meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip, & a signed copy of the book. Proceeds benefit the educational nonprofits 826 National and ScholarMatch.

Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy

Left Bank Restaurant
507 Magnolia Ave
94939 Larkspur
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Nina Simons - The Power of Women Leading from the Heart

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 7:00pm

Tickets are $20 ($15 for members)
To reserve tickets, visit www.wisetalkevents.com

Gwen Mazer Lecture Series
California Institute of Integral Studies
There will be a 6:00pm reception with wine and chocolate before the lecture

This time of environmental and social upheaval calls for a reinvention of leadership. It calls for healing, community-building and collaboration, and requires employing innovative, creative, empathic and relational thinking. Given that many cultures have systematically devalued these and other relevant capacities associated with the ‘feminine,' Nina suggests reframing our understanding and appreciation of those qualities and gifts, both individually and society-wide. Effective leaders need to be flexible and cooperative, and adept at bridging differences and forging collaborations systemically - across disciplines, generations, ethnicities, cultures and sectors that have previously operated in isolation. Few skills are more needed in this time than our ability to connect across differences, and bring all of our human capacities to bear in shifting our collective course to a future that's just, healthy and resilient.

Nina Simons is co-founder & co-CEO of the non-profit Bioneers, an organization that since 1990 has identified, featured and disseminated breakthrough solutions for people and planet. Her recently published anthology book Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart tells inspiring stories of women, nature, leadership, justice and engaged action. She co-facilitates Cultivating Women's Leadership intensives with Toby Herzlich. She was previously president of Seeds of Change and strategic marketing director with Odwalla, and lives outside Santa Fe, NM with her husband and partner.

 

CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission St.
94103 San Francisco
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Marilyn Schlitz - Sensing the Divine: Toward A Science of Enlightenment

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 7:00pm

Tickets are $20 ($15 for members)
To reserve tickets, visit www.wisetalkevents.com

Gwen Mazer Lecture Series
California Institute of Integral Studies
There will be a 6:15 pm reception with wine and chocolate before the lecture

In this time of enormous change and complexity, many truth systems are converging that speak to a new model of reality. Science, with all its precision and sophistication, offers new understandings of the physical world. And at the same time, deep truths from the world's religious and spiritual traditions offer insights into our divine nature. In this presentation, we will explore the breakthroughs that are arising today as these two truth systems interface—revealing new possibilities about our human potential.

Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.
is a clinical research scientist, medical anthropologist, writer, speaker, and thought leader who has pioneered clinical and field-based research in the area of human transformation, consciousness studies, worldview literacy and cultural healing for more than three decades. She is the President and CEO for the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Senior Scientist at the Research Institute, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Schlitz has published hundreds of articles on consciousness studies in both scholarly and popular journals. She is a visionary leader and an engaging speaker with a rare ability to translate complex ideas into a common sense language that excites the imaginations of her audiences worldwide. Her books include: Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine and Living Deeply: the Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.

 

CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission St.
94103 San Francisco
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