Corte Madera Events

David Downie with Don George - The Gardener of Eden (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

In Conversation with Don George

A mysterious beachcomber appears one day on the coastal bluffs near the small town of Carverville, a place whose best days are long behind it. Who is he, and why has he returned after nearly forty years?

Carverville's prodigal son, James, serendipitously finds work at a gentrified motel, but his homecoming soon takes a sinister turn when he and a local teenager make a gruesome discovery on the beach. It forces him to reckon with the ghosts of his past -- and the dangers of the present. Rumors, distrust, and conspiracies spread among the townsfolk, all of them seemingly trapped in their claustrophobic and isolated world. But is there something more sinister at work here than the mere fear of outsiders?

In The Gardener of Eden, Downie weaves an intricate and compelling narrative of redemption, revenge, justice, and love -- and the price of secrecy -- as a community grapples with its tortured past and frightening future.

David Downie, a native San Franciscan, lived in New York, Providence, Rome, and Milan before moving to Paris in the mid-80s. He divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food and arts features have appeared in leading print and online publications including Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Saveur, Epicurious.com, and Gault & Millau, the premier French food guide. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books, including the highly acclaimed Paris, Paris and A Passion for Paris.

Don George is the author of The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George and of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing and the editor of ten anthologies, including A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, Better Than Fiction, and An Innocent Abroad. George is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, where he writes feature articles and the monthly Trip Lit column. He is also Editor of BBC Travel's literary travel column, Chance Encounters.

 

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781643130040
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Published: Pegasus Books - March 5th, 2019

A mysterious beachcomber appears one day on the coastal bluffs near the small town of Carverville, a place whose best days are long behind it. Who is he, and why has he returned after nearly forty years?


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Brian Fies - A Fire Story (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 1:00pm

Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed. Author Brian Fies’s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn’t fit into the back of their car. In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A Fire Story and posted it online—it immediately went viral. He is now expanding his original webcomic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community. A Fire Story is an honest account of the wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild.  

Brian Fies is a writer and cartoonist of the award-winning graphic novels Mom’s Cancer and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Although he lost his home, he and his wife are rebuilding in Santa Rosa, California.

 

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781419735851
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - March 5th, 2019

Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed.


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Merriam Saunders - My Whirling Twirling Motor (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:00pm

Special Event for Kids!

In My Whirling Twirling Motor, Charlie feels like he has a whirling, twirling motor running inside him all the time and sometimes he just can't settle. When his mom wants to talk to him, he figures he's in trouble...but she has a surprise for him instead Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers with more information on ADHD, behavior management, and helping children focus on the positives.

Merriam Saunders is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist based in Kentfield, CA.Tammie Lyon is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including Olive and Snowflake, the Eloise series, and the Katie Woo series.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781433829369
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Published: Magination Press - March 5th, 2019

Charlie feels like he has a whirling, twirling motor running inside him all the time and sometimes he just can't settle. When his mom wants to talk to him, he figures he's in trouble...but she has a surprise for him instead Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers with more information on ADHD, behavior management, and helping children focus on the positives.


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Johann Hari - Lost Connections (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

There was a mystery haunting award-winning investigative journalist Johann Hari. He was thirty-nine years old, and almost every year he had been alive, depression and anxiety had increased in Britain and across the Western world. Why?

He had a very personal reason to ask this question. When he was a teenager, he had gone to his doctor and explained that he felt like pain was leaking out of him, and he couldn’t control it or understand it. Some of the solutions his doctor offered had given him some relief—but he remained in deep pain.

So, as an adult, he went on a forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety, and what solves them. Lost Connections reveals that there is scientific evidence for nine different causes of depression and anxiety — and that this knowledge leads to a very different set of solutions: ones that offer real hope.

Johann Hari is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, which is being adapted into a feature film. He was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International UK. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and others, and he is a regular panelist on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. His TED talk, “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong,” has more than 20 million views.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781632868305
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 23rd, 2018

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Chasing the Scream, offering a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.


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Erik Tarloff & Andy Ross - The Woman in Black (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Chance Hardwick, the fictitious star of the breakout film Plains and Hills, is widely considered the greatest, most charismatic young movie actor of the postwar generation. However, his meteoric rise to fame and his tragic demise have remained an inexplicable puzzle to all who knew him, as well as to his millions of fans around the world.

But all these years later, famed producer and film historian Gordon Frost has gathered Chance's family, friends, lovers, and colleagues--all the people who loved and loathed him--to tell his story and try to come to terms with the elusive, unknowable figure who continues to haunt their lives. The oral history he's pieced together uncovers the secret life of one of America's premier talents. From Chance's humble Midwestern beginnings, to his time in New York as an acting student, and finally his turn as a Hollywood icon, all the pieces fit together--or so it would seem.

But who is Chance Hardwick really? And moreover, who is the mysterious woman watching over his grave each year on the anniversary of his death?

Narratively inventive and always engaging, The Woman in Black spans America in the 1950s in its exploration of film, fame, and how well we ever really know each other.

Erik Tarloff has written for the stage, the screen (both large and small), and publications like Slate, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Prospect, Vogue, and many others. He contributed to speeches by Bill Clinton and Al Gore. He currently lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, economist Laura Tyson. This is his fourth novel.

Andy Ross is a literary agent in Oakland and former owner of Cody’s Books in Berkeley.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781947856974
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - March 12th, 2019

Chance Hardwick, the fictitious star of the breakout film Plains and Hills, is widely considered the greatest, most charismatic young movie actor of the postwar generation. However, his meteoric rise to fame and his tragic demise have remained an inexplicable puzzle to all who knew him, as well as to his millions of fans around the world.


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Dr. Sunita Puri - That Good Night (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Introduced by Dr. B.J. Miller

“A profound meditation on a problem many of us will face; worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.” —Kirkus (starred review)

As the American born daughter of immigrants, Dr. Sunita Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents' experiences and her own was impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and spirituality. Between days spent waiting for her mother, an anesthesiologist, to exit the OR, and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine's impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life's temporality. And it was that tension that eventually drew Puri, a passionate but unsatisfied medical student, to palliative medicine--a new specialty attempting to translate the border between medical intervention and quality-of-life care.

Interweaving evocative stories of Puri's family and the patients she cares for, That Good Night is a stunning meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well, arming readers with information that will transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to us. 

Sunita Puri is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California, and medical director of palliative medicine at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center. She has published essays in the New York Times, Slate, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and JAMA-Internal Medicine. She lives in Los Angeles. 

B.J. Miller is the former director of the Zen Hospice Project, a Palliative Medicine Specialist at UCSF, and the author of the forthcoming, The Beginner's Guide to the End.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223318
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Published: Viking - March 5th, 2019

"Spiritually grounded, poetic, and brilliant . . . Puri has claimed her place in the ranks of illustrious physician-writers." --Katy Butler, author of Knocking on Heaven's Door


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Sara Gottfried - Brain Body Diet (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 11:00am

The multiple New York Times bestselling author and Harvard-MIT educated women’s health expert delivers a revolutionary 40-day program to reconnect the brain and body to prevent and reverse the myriad symptoms and diseases afflicting millions of women.

  • Do you struggle to lose weight or to fall and stay asleep at night?
  • Do you feel lethargic and a depressed?
  • Do you endure irregularity or other digestive problems?
  • Do you want to feel better and happier and to maximize your health and longevity?

Dr. Sara Gottfried has the answer. Your health problems, she reveals, are in your head—caused by a malfunction in the connection between your brain and your body. Brain health is a powerful indicator of overall health and well-being. While our thoughts can affect our physical health, what we do to our body also has a lasting impact on our brains. When you ignore your brain-body symptoms, you raise your risk of serious cognitive decline, which leads to chronic health problems. It’s a vicious cycle, but it can be broken, Gottfried argues. In Brain Body Diet she shows how brain body health is the key to reversing a myriad of chronic symptoms—empowering you to live up to our potential and achieve the lasting health you desire.

The relationship between the body and the brain is necessary to function at our best today and for the rest of our lives. Designed for the female brain—which is different from the male brain—her breakthrough protocol will help you lose weight, get off harmful prescription medications, boost energy and mental functioning, and alleviate depression and anxiety in less than six weeks. Filled with incredible success stories, the most up-to-date scientific research, and the rich insights that are the hallmarks of her previous bestsellers, Brain Body Diet will completely change the way you look at your life and help you achieve total body health.

Sara Gottfried M.D. is the author of the critically-acclaimed bestselling book, Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years. Dr. Sara, as she is known to many, previously published two New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet. She is a Harvard- and MIT-educated physician, speaker, yoga teacher, and author. For the past 25 years, Dr. Sara has practiced functional medicine as a board-certified gynecologist. Her unique mission to change the conversation about women's health has galvanized a large community of empowered women. Dr. Sara lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.

 

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062655950
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Published: HarperOne - March 5th, 2019

The multiple New York Times bestselling author and Harvard-MIT educated women’s health expert delivers a revolutionary 40-day program to reconnect the brain and body to prevent and reverse the myriad symptoms and diseases afflicting millions of women.

Do you struggle to lose weight or to fall and stay asleep at night?
Do you feel lethargic and a depressed?


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Roger McNamee - Zucked (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't.

Zucked is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face.

And then comes the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, even still Facebook's leaders duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travelers who share his concern, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly -- to our public health and to our political order.

Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, just at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. Like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, Roger McNamee happened to be in the right place to witness a crime, and it took him some time to make sense of what he was seeing and what we ought to do about it. The result of that effort is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.

Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years. He co-founded successful funds in venture, crossover and private equity. His most recent fund, Elevation, included U2's Bono as a co-founder. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Roger plays bass and guitar in the bands Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System and is the author of The New Normal and The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1-9. He has served as a technical advisor for seasons two through five of HBO's "Silicon Valley" series and was also responsible for raising the money that created the Wikimedia Foundation.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525561354
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Published: Penguin Press - February 5th, 2019

The story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it.


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Hilary Grosskop - Awake Leadership & Awake Ethics (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

Awake Leadership is a system of seven vitals for successful leadership in action. While many leadership books detail qualities of excellent leaders, this guide shows how to lead through a progression of specific practices. Each section of the guidebook contains interactive exercises with examples and tips for putting the seven leadership vitals into action. Learn practices for aligning and motivating your team. Achieve your collective and individual goals with more enthusiasm and ease.

Awake Ethics illustrates how a system of ten ethical principles, when put into practice, enable human-centered progress. In order to successfully lead a team or modern organization, leaders must learn to cultivate both peace and progress. Through stories from the field, prompts, and interactive exercises, learn how to align your actions with your intentions for connection, creativity, and satisfying progress.

Hilary Grosskopf is an American author, writer, and leadership guide. She has written two leadership guidebooks, Awake Leadership and Awake Ethics. She coaches leaders around the world. Hilary is known for her fresh perspective, clarity, and methodical, thoughtful approach to developing solutions to complex leadership challenges.

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781732358317
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Published: Awake Solutions LLC - November 12th, 2018

Awake Leadership is a system of seven vitals for successful leadership in action.

While many leadership books detail qualities of excellent leaders, this guide shows how to lead through a progression of specific practices. Each section of the guidebook contains interactive exercises with examples and tips for putting the seven leadership vitals into action.


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$35.00
ISBN: 9781732358300
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Published: Awake Solutions LLC - September 1st, 2018

Learn the ten essential principles of ethics for modern leaders. Told through candid stories from the field, Hilary helps leaders to cultivate a mindset and approach to leading that is genuinely compassionate yet action-oriented. The interactive exercises take insights to action so leaders can cultivate sustainable team dynamics and fuel exciting progress.


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Joe Lansdale - The Elephant of Surprise (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair -- Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard -- a tough-as-nails Black, gay, Vietnam vet and Republican -- but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world.

After years of crime-solving companionship, something's changed: Hap, recently married to their P.I. boss, Brett, is now a family man. Amidst the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, the two run across a woman who's had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. Turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess.

On a chase that blows even the East Texas swampgrass back, Hap and Leonard must save the girl, and vanquish her foes, before the foes get them first. With a new case to solve, and a brand-new challenge to their relationship, will Hap and Leonard's friendship survive? Will Hap and Leonard survive?

The Elephant of Surprise is rich with Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures.

Joe Lansdale is the author of more than four dozen novels, including Jackrabbit Smile, the Edgar-award winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316479875
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Published: Mulholland Books - March 19th, 2019



Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair--Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard--a tough-as-nails Black, gay, Vietnam vet and Republican--but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world.


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