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Phakchok Rinpoche & Erric Solomon - Radically Happy (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

East meets West in this fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge: how to find contentment and meaning in life.

In Radically Happy, a meditating Silicon Valley entrepreneur teams up with a young, insightful, and traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche. Together they present a path to radical happiness—a sense of well-being that you can access anytime but especially when life is challenging. Using mindfulness techniques and accessible meditations, personal stories and scientific studies, you’ll get to know your own mind and experience how a slight shift in your perspective can create a radical shift in your life.  

Phakchok Rinpoche is a new generation Tibetan Buddhist Master. Born in 1981, Rinpoche was recognized as the seventh Phakchok Rinpoche and incarnation of a great teacher and meditation master. Receiving ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche received a thorough education and training in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, studying with some of the most accomplished masters of modern times, his main teachers being his grandfather Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Rinpoche completed his education at the Dzongsar Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies in Bir, India, where he received the Khenpo title. Rinpoche travels the world, teaching in Buddhist centers, universities, and monasteries from Asia to the US, from South America to Europe.

Erric Solomon worked as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur before becoming a meditation teacher. His experience as a participant in the Logo Group at M.I.T.'s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory inspired a lifelong passion to understand the mind and led him to the study of Buddhism. He has been an invited speaker leading seminars and retreats in corporate settings as well as in prisons, temples, and Buddhist centers across the US and Europe.

 

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By Phakchok Rinpoche, Erric Solomon, Julian Pang (Illustrator), Daniel Goleman (Foreword by), Tara Bennett-Goleman (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781611805277
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Published: Shambhala - October 16th, 2018

East meets West in this fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge: how to find contentment and meaning in life.


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Dylan Thuras - The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

Special Event for Kids

Created by the same team behind Atlas Obscura, the #1 New York Times bestseller that has over 600,000 copies in print in its first year, The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventuruous Kid is a thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 weird-but-true places on earth. And just as compelling is the way the book is structured--hopscotching from country to country not by location but by type of attraction. For example, visit the site of the Tunguska event in Siberia, where a meteor slammed into the earth in 1908 -- and then skip over to the Yucatan, ground zero for the ancient meteor crash that caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs. Then, while in Mexico, tour the fantastical Naica caves, home to crystals ten times larger than the average person -- then, turn the page to Vietnam to a cave so vast you could fly a 747 through it. Illustrated in gorgeous and appropriately evocative full-color art, this book is a passport to a world of hidden possibilities.

Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, and a coauthor of Atlas Obscura. He lives in Rosendale, New York.

 

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By Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523503544
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 18th, 2018

Created by the team behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Atlas Obscura,The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition to 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth. 

For curious kids, this is the chance to embark on the journey of a lifetime—and see ho


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Dan Siegel - Aware (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life.

An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows." Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life.

Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, Aware is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.  

Dan J. Siegel, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is also coauthor of Parenting from the Inside Out, The Whole-Brain Child, and Mindsight and the proud father of two children in their twenties.

 

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence--The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101993040
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Published: TarcherPerigee - August 21st, 2018

New York Times bestseller · This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.


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Rick Wilson - Everything Trump Touches Dies (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:00pm

In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party he served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst President in American history.

No left-winger, Wilson is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critique of Trump from the right. A leader of the Never Trump movement, he warns his own party of the political catastrophe that leaves everyone involved with Trump with reputations destroyed and lives in tatters.

Wilson unblinkingly dismantles Trump’s deceptions and the illusions to which his supporters cling, shedding light on the guilty parties who empower and enable Trump in Washington and the news media. He calls out the race-war dead-enders who hitched a ride with Trump, the alt-right basement dwellers who worship him, and the social conservatives who looked the other way.

Everything Trump Touches Dies deftly chronicles the tragicomic Trump story from the early campaign days through the shock of election night, to the inconceivable trainwreck of Trump's first year. Rick Wilson provides not only an insightful analysis of the Trump administration, but also an optimistic path forward for the GOP, the conservative movement, and the country.

Combining insider political analysis, blunt truths, and black humor, Everything Trump Touches Dies is perfect for those on either side of the aisle who need a dose of unvarnished reality, a good laugh, a strong cocktail, and a return to sanity in American politics.

Rick Wilson is a seasoned Republican political strategist and infamous negative ad-maker. His regular column with The Daily Beast is a must-read in the political community. Published in The Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, The Federalist, Independent Journal Review, he’s also a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, With Friends Like These, and the national networks. Rick Wilson lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, three dogs, and a nameless cat. They have two grown children.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781982103125
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Published: Free Press - August 7th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A respected, long-time Republican strategist, ad-maker, and contributor for The Daily Beast, skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the GOP: Trumpism.

In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny hum


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Markus Zusak (The Book of Thief) - Bridge of Clay (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $28.50 (includes signed book)

A decade after the publication of his groundbreaking bestseller, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak has returned with the novel of his career. Told with even more heart, this complex and intricately woven family saga spans three generations to culminate in a single miracle: a boy and his bridge. Stop in today to reserve your signed copy and receive an exclusive limited edition leather bookmark (while supplies last).

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The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father's disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge -- for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.

The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

Written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, Bridge of Clay is signature Zusak.

Markus Zusak is the author of the extraordinary international bestseller The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, an LA Times Book Award Finalist and Printz Award Honor book. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.

 

 

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Leif Enger - Virgil Wander (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.

With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a "formidably gifted" (Chicago Tribune) master storyteller.

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio before writing his bestselling debut novel Peace Like a River, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award and was one of the Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine’s Best Books of the Year. His second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, was also a national bestseller and a Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award Honor Book for Fiction. He and his wife Robin live in Minnesota.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128782
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Published: Grove Press - October 2nd, 2018

The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart


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A.M. Matthews - Body of Knowledge (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Body of Knowledge by A.M. Matthews a modern science fiction mystery set in San Francisco's vibrant biotechnology industry. Susan Glasser, a socially awkward but brilliant biotechnology researcher, has been so successful that she has been able to achieve her dream of opening her own research laboratory. After numerous attempts she finally has a biologic that is showing initial promise. But before she can assess her discovery, her life is disrupted by a series of unrelated events.

After her test animals are stolen, Susan becomes her own test subject -- then, when a murder is committed at her place of business, she is forced to disappear without trace in order to save her life. Compelled to deal with and confront problems well outside her areas of expertise and training, she must survive with nothing but her wits to figure out why she is being chased, stay out of sight, and find a way to return and reclaim her life.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781732084100
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Published: Piggyback Press - June 9th, 2018

A modern science based mystery set in San Francisco's vibrant biotechnology industry. Susan Glasser, a brilliant but socially awkward biotechnology researcher, has been so successful that she has been able to achieve her dream of opening her own research laboratory. After numerous attempts she finally has a biologic that is showing initial promise.


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James Mustich - 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm

In Conversation with Luisa Smith

Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children's books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles, each described with the special enthusiasm readers summon when recommending a book to a friend.

The expected pillars are here, including Jane Austen and Toni Morrison, Virgil, Dante, Dickens and Tolstoy, Franz Kafka and Simone de Beauvoir -- their works made fresh through the author's animated essays. Established classics are joined by new and unexpected choices like Citizen and Friday Night Lights. A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon, The Day of the Jackal and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. The result is a treasury of essential reading for expansive tastes.

The book's alphabetical listing by last name results in the serendipity of juxtaposition -- Cormac McCarthy's The Road next to Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, John le Carr next to Ursula K. Le Guin next to Harper Lee. Following each entry are rich endnotes that include publication dates and preferred editions, other books by the same author, related books to try, and listings of worthy adaptations, including movies and audiobooks. In total, more than six thousand titles by thirty-five hundred authors are recommended.

"A Miscellany of Special Lists" at the end of the book offers the reader surprising entry points into the collection, such as "Books to Read in a Sitting," including The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg and The Third Man by Graham Greene, and "Offbeat Escapes," including Freya Stark's The Valleys of the Assassins and Felice Benuzzi's No Picnic on Mount Kenya. For the truly dedicated reader, "A Long Climb, but What a View" -- a perfect way to describe those mountainous texts we long to scale, such as Proust's In Search of Lost Time and Shelby Foote's The Civil War.

An insightfully curated personal compendium that will inspire hours of browsing and a lifetime of reading, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die celebrates the gorgeous mosaic that is our literary heritage.

James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986, he co-founded the acclaimed book catalog, A Common Reader, and was for two decades its guiding force. He subsequently has worked as an editorial and product development executive in the publishing industry. He lives with his wife, Margot, in Connecticut.

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018


“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —THE WASHINGTON POST
        

Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.

Covering fiction, poetry,


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Fox Butterfield - In My Father's House (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

From Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Fox Butterfield comes In My Father's House: a pathbreaking examination of our huge crime and incarceration problem that looks at the influence of the family -- specifically one Oregon family with a generations-long legacy of lawlessness.

The United States currently holds the distinction of housing nearly one-quarter of the world's prison population. But our reliance on mass incarceration, Fox Butterfield argues, misses the intractable reality: As few as 5 percent of families account for half of all crime, and only 10 percent account for two-thirds. In introducing us to the Bogle family, the author invites us to understand crime in this eye-opening new light. He chronicles the malignant legacy of criminality passed from parents to children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. Examining the long history of the Bogles, a white family, Butterfield offers a revelatory look at criminality that forces us to disentangle race from our ideas about crime and, in doing so, strikes at the heart of our deepest stereotypes. And he makes clear how these new insights are leading to fundamentally different efforts at reform. With his empathic insight and profound knowledge of criminology, Butterfield offers us both the indelible tale of one family's transgressions and tribulations, and an entirely new way to understand crime in America.

Fox Butterfield is the author of China: Alive in the Bitter Sea, which won the National Book Award, and All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence. He was a member of the New York Times reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its publication of the Pentagon Papers, and served as a bureau chief for the newspaper in Boston, Saigon, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Beijing -- where he opened the Times bureau in 1979. Most recently he was a national correspondent for the Times, covering crime and violence. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781400041022
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Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2018

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist: a pathbreaking examination of our huge crime and incarceration problem that looks at the influence of the family--specifically one Oregon family with a generations-long legacy of lawlessness.


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Hallie Iglehart Austen - The Heart of the Goddess (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

From the Ice Age to the present, from Nigeria to Hawaii, images of the Goddess are reemerging, bringing renewed attention and expression to mythical and spiritual inner and outer guides. The Heart of the Goddess presents a worldwide selection of the art, values, and living lessons of Goddess culture. To author Hallie Iglehart Austen, respect for the Earth, restoration of community, and regaining the long lost power of Woman are inseparable. Through the presence of the Goddess in daily life, the reader finds wisdom, serenity, and guidance. The Heart of the Goddess is an invaluable addition to the literature of feminist spirituality.

Hallie Iglehart Austen grew up on a farm and has lived close to the earth most of her life. After graduating from Brown University, she drove from England to Nepal and back over the course of a year. This journey, described in her book Womanspirit: A Guide to Women’s Wisdom (HarperCollins, 1983), led to her synthesis of spirituality and feminism, which she has been teaching since 1974. She has led workshops, rituals, and conferences at the University of California, United Nations Conferences on Women, the Graduate Theological Union, and other venues.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781939681942
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Published: Monkfish Book Publishing - October 16th, 2018

"A collection of more than 70 Goddess figures from cultures throughout the world. Each is a treasure...inspiring us to embody the Goddess's virtues in our lives."--Yoga Journal


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