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Business Edge Breakfast with Betsy Myers

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:30am

Tickets $25: Email ilsevents@dominican.edu

Join Betsy Myers for breakfast as she unveils the keys to effective leadership from her new book Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You. Myers is the former Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, one of the founders and former Director of the White House Office for Women during the Clinton Administration, and COO of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Using personal stories from her time in government, in academia, and on the campaign trail, as well observations from other esteemed leaders, and her experiences as a wife and mother, Myers offers a unique and practical set of principles that will guide you to your highest potential.

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Dominican University of California, Creekside Room
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival - featuring Peggy Noonan, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Dave Barry & more!

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 4:00pm

Sept. 23-25 | Carmel, CA
Tickets $550 per person
To reserve tickets, visit carmelauthors.com or call (831) 626-6243

The annual Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival brings to Carmel-by-the-Sea more than 35 award-winning authors and speakers. The three-day Festival is held in the intimate and luxurious Sunset Community Center right in the middle of Carmel-by-the-Sea. There are author presentations, break-out sessions with the authors, book signings, and many opportunities to meet and speak with the writers. Past Festivals have found the authors eager to join in the audience. This is truly a shared literary event. Book Passage is pleased to be the bookseller for the Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival.

Sunset Community Center
93921 Carmel
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Ronn Owens & Elaine Petrocelli Discuss Summer Reads!

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:00am
Elaine PetrocelliRonn OwensCelebrating Summer Reading!
Book Passage President Elaine Petrocelli appeared on the Bay Area's KGO Radio 810 Ronn Owens Show to discuss all the hot new books for the summer season. The show featured excellent summer reading recommendations for all ages and interests.

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KGO Radio Newstalk 810
San Francisco
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Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner Graphic Novel

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 7:00pm

Tickets $25 (includes a signed book)
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Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, revealed the beauty and agony of a tormented nation, Afghanistan, as it brought a little-known part of the world to the attention of readers. Now, in this richly illustrated graphic novel adaption (with text by the author), Hosseini brings his spellbinding story to a new generation of readers. The Kite Runner Graphic Novel is a beautiful new rendering of a story loved by millions around the world.

Read the exclusive interview with Khaled Hosseini on the Book Passage Blog 

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Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Jane Lynch - Happy Accidents

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

Tickets $35 (includes a signed book)
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Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Join Jane Lynch, much-loved comedienne, actress, singer and one of the stars of television’s Glee, for which she has won both an Emmy and Golden Globe, as she talks about her new book Happy Accidents. Lynch’s film work includes Best in Show and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

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Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Michael Chabon - The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 7:00pm
Tickets $28 (includes signed book)
Reserve at
www.marinjcc.org

Special for kids & families!
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon talks about The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man ($17.99). Chabon snags his youngest audience yet with this first-person profile of a superhero who battles both bad guys and anger issues. Awesome Man zooms about in his stylin’ costume, decapitating a giant killer robot with the positronic rays that shoot out of his eyes, and schooling Professor Von Evil’s Antimatter Slimebot (“Antimatter slime is extra gross”). In between, he stops both a disaster-bound train and mutant talking Jell-O from Beyond the Stars with his Awesome Power Grip!

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Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
94903 San Rafael
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Cooks with Books: Alton Brown - Good Eats 3: The Later Years

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:30pm

Admission $140 per person
Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 239

There is simply nobody else like Alton Brown with his wildly inventive, science-based, food-loving spirit! For those of you who have been following the last 14 seasons on the Food Network for his show, Good Eats series, it has won a Peabody Award and the 2011 James Beard Award. If you missed his show but watch Iron Chef America, he is the popular show's commentator. Brown's new cookbook offers more than 200 recipes and accompanies them with hundreds of photos, drawings and some stills from his show. In typical Alton style, the cookbook tackles topics like homemade marshmallows in "Puff the Magic Marshmallow" or  how to make dill pickles called  "Dill-icious." Home chefs and fans won't be disappointed because he serves up plenty of "Altonisms" through cooking tips, trivia, and of course his science food facts. Don't miss this fun evening and rare appearance by the country's favorite foodie. The price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

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Left Bank Brasserie
507 Magnolia Avenue
94939 Larkspur
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David McCullough - The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:00pm

Priority seating with purchase of the book
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discusses The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris ($37.50). McCullough presents the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Philippa Gregory - The Women of the Cousins' War

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 7:00pm
Tickets $35 (includes a signed book)
Reserve at www.marinjcc.org

introduced by Elaine Petrocelli

Philippa Gregory presents The Women of the Cousins’ War ($26.00) and The Lady of the Rivers ($27.99). In
The Women of the Cousins’ War, Gregory and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. In The Lady of the Rivers, her latest novel, Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses.

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Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
94903 San Rafael
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Lidia Bastianich - Lidia's Italy in America

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 6:00pm
Tickets $35/$45
Reserve by phone: (415) 499-6800

Lidia’s Italy in America Live!
Lidia Bastianich presents Lidia’s Italy in America ($35.00). In this companion book to her upcoming public television series, Lidia takes us on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking. As she explores this utterly delectable and distinctive cuisine, we come to see that every kitchen and every Italian community is different. She talks with creative cooks all over the country—from farmers to housewives—about the ingredients they use, their kitchen secrets, and, of course, their favorite recipes.

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Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
10 Avenue of the Flags
94903 San Rafael
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