Politics, History & Social Issues

Bonnie Morris - The Feminist Revolution (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

The Feminist Revolution offers an overview of women's struggle for equal rights in the late twentieth century. Beginning with the auspicious founding of the National Organization for Women in 1966—a time when women across the world were mobilizing individually and collectively in the fight to assert their independence and establish their rights in society—the book traces a path through political campaigns, protests, the formation of women's publishing houses and groundbreaking magazines, and other events that shaped women's history. It examines women's determination to free themselves from definition by male culture, wanting not only to "take back the night" but also to reclaim their bodies, their minds, and their cultural identity. It demonstrates as well that the feminist revolution was enacted by women from all backgrounds, of every color, and of all ages and that it took place in the home, in workplaces, and on the streets of every major town and city. This sweeping overview of the key decades in the feminist revolution also brings together for the first time many of these women's own unpublished stories, which together offer tribute to the daring, humor, and creative spirit of its participants.

Bonnie Morris taught women's history for 22 years at both George Washington University and Georgetown, and is now a lecturer in the Gender and Women's Studies Department at UC-Berkeley. She is the award-winning author of 14 books, and a 17-year scoring reader for the AP U.S. History exam.

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Published: Smithsonian Books - March 6th, 2018

Explores the global history and contributions of the feminist revolution.


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Shannon Watts - Fight Like a Mother (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm

Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary flashed across the television screen. In one moment, she went from outraged to engaged and decided to do something about it. What started as a simple Facebook group to connect with other frustrated parents grew into Moms Demand Action, a national movement with millions of supporters and a powerful grassroots network of local chapters in all 50 states. Shannon has been called "the NRA’s worst nightmare”—and her army of moms have bravely gone up against the gun lobby, showing up in their signature red shirts, blocking the hallways of congress with their strollers, electing gun sense candidates, and running for office themselves, proving that if the 80 million moms in this country come together, they can put an end to gun violence.

Fight Like a Mother is the incredible account how one mother’s cry for change became the driving force behind gun safety progress. Along with stories of perseverance, courage, and compassion, Watts shines a light on the unique power of women—starting with what they have, leading with their maternal strengths, and doubling down instead of backing down. While not everyone can be on the front lines lobbying congress, every mom is already a multi-tasking organizer, and Shannon explains how to go from amateur activist to having a real impact in your community and beyond. Fight Like a Mother will inspire everyone—mothers and fathers, students and teachers, lawmakers, and anyone motivated to enact change—to get to work transforming hearts and minds, and passing laws that save lives.

Shannon Watts is the founder of Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—the leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In 2013, MDA partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety, nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to end the epidemic of gun violence. She is an active board member of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two of the nation's leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Watts is a contributor to The Huffington Post, and Medium. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Time, The Washington Post, and others. She is a mother of five.

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Published: HarperOne - May 28th, 2019

Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary flashed across the television screen. In one moment, she went from outraged to engaged and decided to do something about it.


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Brian Eyler - Last Days of the Mighty Mekong (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Co-sponsored by Roots of Peace

Long known for its natural beauty, remoteness, and abundance of wildlife, the Mekong river basin runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is home to more than seventy million people and has for centuries been one of the world’s richest agricultural zones. Today however it is undergoing profound changes. China’s development policies aim to interconnect the region through high-speed transportation networks and to transform its people into modern urbanized consumers. By 2025 a series of dams will have harnessed the river’s energy, bringing an end to its natural cycles and cutting off food supplies for over half of the basin’s population. Yet there has been little reporting on this monumental change.

In The Last Days of the Mekong, Brian Eyler takes us on a revealing tour of the Mekong and those who depend on its resources. He travels from the river’s headwaters in China to its delta in Southern Vietnam. Along the way he meets the region’s diverse peoples, from villagers to community leaders to politicians and policymakers. Through conversations with them, he reveals how China’s expansionist policies are drastically—and often literally—reshaping environments. He also highlights the work being done by locals and international groups to save the Mekong and its fragile ecosystem. Eyler makes the case that there are environmentally-sound solutions, but argues these can only come about from serious cooperation and an increased pressure from the international community.

Brian Eyler is director of the IES Abroad Kunming Center at Yunnan University. He has previously worked at Beijing Foreign Studies University and as a researcher at the University of California, San Diego.

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Published: Zed Books - February 15th, 2019

Long known for its natural beauty, remoteness, and abundance of wildlife, the Mekong river basin runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is home to more than seventy million people and has for centuries been one of the world’s richest agricultural zones. Today however it is undergoing profound changes.


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Tom Mueller - Crisis of Conscience (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

We live in a period of sweeping corruption—and a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past few decades, principled insiders who expose wrongdoing have gained unprecedented legal and social stature, emerging as the government's best weapon against corporate misconduct and the citizenry's best defense against government gone bad. Whistleblowers force us to confront fundamental questions about the balance between free speech and state secrecy, and between individual morality and corporate power.

In Crisis of Conscience, Tom Mueller traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of riveting cases drawn from the worlds of healthcare and other businesses, Wall Street, and Washington. Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than two hundred whistleblowers and the trailblazing lawyers who arm them for battle—plus politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts—Mueller anatomizes what inspires some to speak out while the rest of us become complicit in our silence. Whistleblowers, we come to see, are the freethinking, outspoken citizens for whom our republic was conceived. And they are the models we must emulate if our democracy is to survive.

A former Goldman Sachs insider, Tom Mueller left the world of finance to become a journalist.  His work has taken him all over the globe and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. He is the author of the New York Times–bestselling Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.

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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2019

"A call to arms and to action, for anyone with a conscience, anyone alarmed about the decline of our democracy." — New York Times-bestselling author Wendell Potter


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Poets Laureate on Social Justice (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Featuring: Aileen Cassinetto (San Mateo County Poet Laureate, 2019-present), D.L. Lang (Vallejo Poet Laureate, 2017-2019), Cynthia Patton (Livermore Poet Laureate, 2017-present), Lois Requist (Benicia Poet Laureate, 2012-2014), and Ron Riekki (Moderator and Co-Editor of Undocumented)

Please join us for a night of poetry on social justice featuring five Poet Laureate recipients from the Bay Area!

Focusing on contemporary issues, Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice showcases a large collection of regional poets laureate writing on subjects critical to understanding social justice. Undocumented includes writing by seventy-nine poets, including Rita Dove, Crystal Valentine, Kimberly Blaeser, Mary Weems, Karen Kovacik, Wendy Vardaman, Carla Christopher, Meredith Holmes, Karla Huston, and Joyce Sutphen, among others. City, state, and national poets laureate appear in these pages, organized around themes from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide,” calling on readers to act on behalf of victims of social injustice.

Aileen Casinetto is the third Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, the first Asian American appointed to the post, and the author of the poetry collections, The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems and Traje de Boda, and the chapbooks, The Art of Salamat, B&O Blues, and Tweet. Learn more at aileencassinetto.com/

D.L. Lang recently served as Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California (2017-2019). She is the author of twelve books, most recently Midnight Strike, and one spoken word album, Happy Accidents. Her work been anthologized in Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. 21, A Poet’s Siddur, and Light & Shadow. She edited the 2019 anthology Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo. Lang has been a featured act at numerous events in Vallejo and poetry shows around the bay area. Her poems have been transformed into songs, liturgy, and used as a means to advocate for causes. Learn more at www.poetryebook.com

Cynthia J. Patton is an attorney, activist, educator, and founder of Autism A to Z. She has published two surprisingly popular books on wetland protection and restoration plus a poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism. A second chapbook is due this fall. Her award-winning work has appeared in thirteen anthologies; numerous publications; her blog, An Unplanned Life; and onstage. The Bay Area native serves as the City of Livermore’s Poet Laureate (2017-2021) and is completing a memoir on her unconventional journey to motherhood. Learn more at CynthiaJPatton.com

Lois Requist has been engaged with writing most of her adult life. In the 80s, she got a B.A. and M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Poetry from SFSU. She served as poet laureate in Benicia from 2012-2014. She’s published newspaper columns, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Where Lilacs Bloom is her political and personal novel. Travel is another passion of hers. As the result of a long trip, she wrote RVing Solo Across America…without a cat, dog, man, or gun. She works with Benicia Literary Arts and Carquinez Village, walks and practices yoga, enjoys family and friends. Learn more at http://www.loisrequist.com/home.html

Ronald Riekki is an award-winning poet, novelist, and playwright. Since 2010, he has headed the U.P./MI Book Tour, which has scheduled literary events throughout the state of Michigan, particularly in rural communities. Learn more at https://rariekki.webs.com/

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By Ronald Riekki (Editor), Andrea Scarpino (Editor)
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Published: Michigan State University Press - March 1st, 2019

Focusing on contemporary issues, this text showcases a large collection of regional poets laureate writing on subjects critical to understanding social justice as it relates to the Great Lakes region.


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Published: Our Own Voice & Little Dove Books - October 8th, 2018

The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems is a collection of poetry and prose written over a period of 20 years. From Asia to Europe to America, it is a sketch of scenes already vanishing. More importantly, it is about engaging cultures and landscapes, as well as fortified domestic spaces and the lives lived within them.


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Published: Independently Published - July 3rd, 2019

Midnight Strike D.L. Lang's 12th book of poetry. D.L. Lang served as Vallejo's poet laureate from September 2017 to September 2019. This book contains 70 new poems primarily written between September 2018 and July 2019, and includes topical poetry, some Jewish poems, and poetry written for events in and around Vallejo, California.


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Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism explores parenting a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, a condition that affects 1 in 55 children in the United States. In this moving and inspirational debut, Cynthia J.


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Published: Benicia Literary Arts - April 10th, 2018

This Award-winning book recently earned acclaim from the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards Late Harvest Green is a finalist in two categories: General fiction/novel (under 80,000 words) and Ebook fiction.


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Julie Lindahl - The Pendulum (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Pendulum is a powerful memoir that traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl's journey to uncover her grandparents' roles in the Third Reich as she is driven to understand how and why they became members of Hitler's elite, the SS. Out of the unbearable heart of the story--the unclaimed guilt that devours a family through the generations--emerges an unflinching will to learn the truth. In a remarkable six-year journey through Germany, Poland, Paraguay, and Brazil, Julie uncovers, among many other discoveries, that her grandfather had been a fanatic member of the SS since 1934. During World War II, he was responsible for enslavement and torture and was complicit in the murder of the local population on the large estates he oversaw in occupied Poland. He eventually fled to South America to evade a new wave of war-crimes trials. The pendulum used by Julie's grandmother to divine good from bad and true from false becomes a symbol for the elusiveness of truth and morality, but also for the false securities we cling to when we become unmoored. As Julie delves deeper into the abyss of her family's secret, discovering history anew, one precarious step at a time, the compassion of strangers is a growing force that transforms her world and the way that she sees her family--and herself.

Julie Lindahl is an author and educator living in Sweden. She is a contributor to WBUR Cognoscenti and has been featured on National Public Radio. Julie holds a BA from Wellesley College, an MPhil in international relations from Oxford University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Frankfurt. She is the founder of Stories for Society, a nonprofit organization for renewing the art of story-making among youth for social transformation. WBUR 90.9 won the 2018 Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in innovation and the 2018 Associated Press Media Editor's Award for innovation in storytelling based on a program series featuring her story.

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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - October 15th, 2018

This powerful memoir traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl's journey to uncover her grandparents' roles in the Third Reich as she is driven to understand how and why they became members of Hitler's elite, the SS. Out of the unbearable heart of the story--the unclaimed guilt that devours a family through the generations--emerges an unflinching will to learn the truth.


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Nolan Higdon & Mickey Huff - United States of Distraction (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

The role of news media in a free society is to investigate, inform, and provide a crucial check on political power. But does it?

It's no secret that the goal of corporate-owned media is to increase the profits of the few, not to empower the many. As a result, people are increasingly immersed in an information system structured to reinforce their social biases and market to their buying preferences. Journalism's essential role has been drastically compromised, and Donald Trump's repeated claims of "fake news" and framing of the media as "an enemy of the people" have made a bad scenario worse.

Written in the spirit of resistance and hope, United States of Distraction offers a clear, concise appraisal of our current situation, and presents readers with action items for how to improve it.

Dr. Nolan Higdon is professor of History and Communication at California State University, East Bay. His academic work primarily focuses on news media, propaganda, critical media literacy, and social justice pedagogies. He has been a guest commentator for news media outlets such as The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox. He is a board member for the Media Freedom Foundation, frequent contributor to Project Censored's annual Censored books series, a co-founder of the Global Critical Media Literacy Project, a program advisor for Sacred Heart University Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program, a steering committee member for the Union for Democratic Communications, and co-host of the Project Censored radio show.

Mickey Huff is director of Project Censored and the president of the Media Freedom Foundation. He has edited or coedited ten volumes of in the Censored book series and contributed numerous chapters to these annuals since 2008. He has also co-authored essays on media and propaganda for other scholarly publications. He is professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College, where he co-chairs the History Department; he is also a lecturer in the Communications Department at California State University, East Bay, and has taught Sociology of Media at Sonoma State University. Huff is executive producer and cohost of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated program that originates from KPFA in Berkeley. He is a cofounding member of the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (gcml.org), sits on the advisory board for the Media Literacy and Digital Culture graduate program at Sacred Heart University, and serves on the editorial board for the journal Secrecy and Society. Huff works with the national outreach committee of Banned Books Week, the American Library Association, and the National Coalition Against Censorship, of which Project Censored is a member. He is the critical media literacy consultant for the educational Internet startup, Tribeworthy.com, He regularly gives interviews on critical media literacy, propaganda, censorship issues, and contemporary historiography. He is a musician and composer and lives with his family in Northern California.

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By Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon, Ralph Nader (Foreword by)
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Published: City Lights Books - August 20th, 2019

"Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon emphasize what we can do today to restore the power of facts, truth, and fair, inclusive journalism as tools for people to keep political and corporate power subordinate to the engaged citizenry and the common good."--Ralph Nader


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Karine Jean-Pierre - Moving Forward (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

So many of us harbor pent-up anger about the political climate and the actions of those in power, yet politics seems like terra incognita. What can we do—and how? Karine Jean-Pierre implicitly understands our frustration. This former Obama White House staffer, now the chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org, was not born into the privileged ruling class. The naturalized daughter of Haitian immigrants, she is an openly gay woman of color. Her own political awakening came relatively late—while in graduate school—and her political education and path to activism followed an unusual learning curve. In her inspiring memoir-slash-call-to-arms, Moving Forward, Jean-Pierre offers a timely manifesto for progressive change.

“Perhaps you’ve never voted and need friendly encouragement,” Jean-Pierre writes. “Perhaps you are embarrassed to admit you don’t know how to register to vote. Maybe you keep up with the news but don’t understand the core differences between Democrats and Republicans. Maybe you have a yearning to run for office yourself but need guidance. I’m here to help. Everyone, regardless of their age, their socioeconomic status, their location, their education, has something unique to offer. My goal in writing this book is not just to tell my story, but to show that politics can be accessible to anyone who wants to take part, no matter how or where they grew up or how young or old they might be.”

As she chronicles her own life story—born in Martinique and raised in Queens and on Long Island by hardworking immigrant parents—Jean-Pierre knows she speaks for the millions of people who do not have a voice in our society. Woven into the details of her unique, yet in many ways universal experience, she offers step-by-step, specific and practical advice for getting involved in progressive causes. She explains the difference between policy and politics and how engagement in making society more just and fair doesn’t always mean working with a politician. Jean-Pierre believes there has been a sea change in this country, making millions of people want to engage in politics as never before. In the age of Donald Trump, the need for all of us to participate has never been more crucial, she says, and together we will create positive change.

Karine Jean-Pierre's professional experience has ranged widely from presidential campaigns to grassroots activism, to local politics, to working in the White House. Jean-Pierre is the Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn and an MSNBC Political Analyst. In 2011, Jean-Pierre served as Deputy Battleground States Director for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, managing the President's political engagement in key states while leading the delegate selection and ballot access process. Before joining the re-election campaign, Jean-Pierre served as the Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs. She received her MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in 2005 and joined its faculty in 2014. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 5th, 2019

Most political origin stories have the same backbone. A bright young person starts reading the Washington Post in elementary school. She skips school to see a presidential candidate. In middle school she canvasses door-to-door. The story can be intimidating.


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Speaking Memory: Remarkable Hidden Histories and Stories You Won't Forget (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

Presented with Litquake • Featuring Carole Bumpus, Donna DiGiuseppe, Meredith May, Deborah Tobola, and Fran Quittel (Moderator)

Celebrate National Reading Group Month with four renowned authors who will discuss their sources and inspiration for their new releases

Part culinary memoir and part travelogue, Searching For Family and Traditions at the French Table reveals French families at their best and at their own dinner tables. It is an intimate peek inside their homes and lives, a collection of traditional French recipes (cuisine pauvre or peasant foods), and accounts of families forced from their communities during the German occupation of WWII in the Alsace and Lorraine, only to continue to struggle for survival after finally making their way home. A retired family therapist, Carole Bumpus began writing about food and travel when she stumbled upon the amazing stories of women and war in France. She has traveled extensively throughout France and Italy, where she has interviewed more than seventy-five families to date for her food and travel blogs. Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table is the first volume in her series, Savoring the Olde Ways. She is also author of an historical novel A Cup of Redemption and her unique companion cookbook, Recipes for Redemption: A Companion Cookbook to A Cup of Redemption.

Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance reveals the captivating story of Italian Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola, who embodies the struggle of women throughout the ages. Donna DiGiuseppe’s book vividly immerses the reader in the sixteenth century world of the Renaissance figures Anguissola paints, her ambitions, life story, and legacy. DiGiuseppe studied at U.C. Berkeley, including a year in Venice at Ca’ Foscari, focusing on the northern Italian Renaissance. Dividing her time between San Francisco and Abruzzo, Italy, Donna has been a practicing lawyer in San Francisco who returned to her first love of history. She lectures frequently on her favorite subject, artist Sofonisba Anguissola.

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees reveals the compelling life lessons Meredith May learned beginning in her grandfather’s Big Sur beeyard. Part family history, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is a rich and lyrical story of a girl who discovered that everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes in the secret world of bees. May spent sixteen years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where her narrative reporting won the PEN USA Literary Award for Journalism and was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. She is co-author of I, Who Did Not Die, about a child soldier who risked his life to rescue a wounded enemy fighter during the Iran-Iraq War. She is a fifth-generation beekeeper and lives in San Francisco, where she keeps several hives in a community garden.

Hummingbird in Underworld Teaching in a Men’s Prison, A Memoir takes readers on an unforgettable literary journey that alternates between tales of creating drama in prison and Deborah Tobola’s own story. As she created a groundbreaking theatre program, Tobola engaged prisoners isolated from the outside world in the arts and helps them discover their own unique, powerful voices. Tobola is a poet, playwright and co-author of a children’s book. Her work has earned four Pushcart Prize nominations, three Academy of American Poets awards and a Children’s Choice Book Award. Tobola earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and began teaching creative writing and theatre in prison in 1992. She is founding artistic director of Poetic Justice Project, the country’s first theatre company created for formerly incarcerated people.

Fran Quittel (Moderator) is an accomplished non-fiction author whose grassroots efforts successfully restored $270 million to 10,000 bank depositors by adding an amendment to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Her delightful children’s book, The Central Park Lost Mitten Party celebrates the rich history and beautiful architecture of America’s first urban public park.

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Published: She Writes Press - August 27th, 2019

Part culinary memoir and part travelogue, Carole Bumpus gathered this compilation of intimate interviews, conversations, stories, and traditional family recipes (cuisine pauvre) in the kitchens of French families as she traveled throughout the countryside.


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Published: Bagwyn Books - January 15th, 2019

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An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature's most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee.


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Published: She Writes Press - July 23rd, 2019

At the age of forty-five, Deborah Tobola returns to her birthplace, San Luis Obispo, to work in the very prison her father worked in when he was a student at Cal Poly. But she's not wearing a uniform as he did; she's there to teach creative writing and manage the prison's arts program--a dream job.


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Matthew Gutmann - Are Men Animals? (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Why do men behave the way they do? Is it their male brains? Surging testosterone? From vulgar locker-room talk to mansplaining to sexual harassment, society is too quick to explain male behavior in terms of biology.

In Are Men Animals?, anthropologist Matthew Gutmann argues that predatory male behavior is in no way inevitable. Men behave the way they do because culture permits it, not because biology demands it. To prove this, he embarks on a global investigation of masculinity. Exploring everything from the gender-bending politics of American college campuses to the marriage markets of Shanghai and the women-only subway cars of Mexico City, Gutmann shows just how complicated masculinity can be. The result isn't just a new way to think about manhood. It's a guide to a better life, for all of us.

Matthew Gutmann is a professor of anthropology at Brown University who has spent thirty years exploring notions of masculinity across the United States, Latin America, and China. He is also a visiting professor at El Colegio de México and Nanjing University, as well as the author of eight books. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Published: Basic Books - November 12th, 2019

"Boys will be boys," the saying goes -- but what does that actually mean? A leading anthropologist investigates

Why do men behave the way they do? Is it their male brains? Surging testosterone? From vulgar locker-room talk to mansplaining to sexual harassment, society is too quick to explain male behavior in terms of biology.


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