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Jean Fruth with Jeff Idelson - Grassroots Baseball (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, photographer Jean Fruth features more than 250 of the best images from all levels of the amateur game in various US cities, as well as several hotbeds of baseball around the world. Each chapter opens with a portrait of a baseball legend and a first-person essay recounting his early memories of playing the game. Some of the stars highlighted in this full-color book include Whitey Ford, Vladimir Guerrero, Hank Aaron, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, and Ichiro Suzuki. The pages that follow in each chapter document the game from sandlots to big-time ballparks, and at every level of organized baseball, giving readers a window into how these legends' careers began. With an introduction by Cal Ripken, Jr., a foreword by Steve Wulf, and an afterword by Johnny Bench, this book makes the perfect gift for baseball fans of all teams.

Jean Fruth has been a photographer for nearly two decades and shooting baseball for the past 15 years. She covered the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, before turning her attention to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, where she helped to build the museum’s profile and photo archive. Today, Fruth is the traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball, a digital media company and Hall of Fame partner that tells the story of Latino baseball across the United States and Latin America. She is recognized by Sony as one of its 45 Sony Artisans of Imagery, world-wide.

Jeff Idelson has spent 33 years in baseball, including the last 25 with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, and has served as president of the world-renowned Museum since 2008. Prior to his tenure with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Jeff served as director of media relations and publicity for the New York Yankees from 1989-1993. He began his professional career as an intern in the public relations department of the Boston Red Sox, continuing work in the team’s public relations department in 1987-88. Jeff cut his teeth as a center fielder in Newton Central Little League, retiring as a player at age 12, later becoming a vendor at Fenway Park.

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By Jean Fruth (By (photographer))
$60.00
ISBN: 9781683583257
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Published: Sports Publishing - June 4th, 2019

A photographic tribute to how ballplayers get their start with memories from Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, Randy Johnson, Ichiro Suzuki, Vladimir Guerrero, and more. With an Introduction by Cal Ripken, Jr.


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Seane Corn - Revolution of the Soul (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00pm

“My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might think.” So begins Revolution of the Soul.

What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor--except, this book is so much more than that.

Seane Corn's real purpose is to guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing—not just as abstract ideas but as embodied, fully-felt wisdom. Why? To spark a "revolution of the soul" in each of us, so we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change. Just a few of the stops along the way include: The everyday "angels" Seane finds in the gritty corners of New York's 1980s East Village; her early struggles as a total yoga-class misfit; the profound shadow work and body-based practices that helped her to heal childhood trauma, OCD, unhealthy behaviors, and relationship wounding; hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on the planet; and many other unforgettable teaching stories.

Seane Corn is an internationally recognized yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in magazines, on NPR, and on Oprah.com, Seane uses her platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. In 2005, she was named “National Yoga Ambassador” for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 received the Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Seane has worked with communities in need in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, and Africa—teaching yoga, providing support for changes to child labor, and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Seane is also cofounder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, which have raised almost $3.5 million since 2007, activating the yoga community in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe. She’s created many instructional DVDs, including her groundbreaking series The Yoga of Awakening with Sounds True.

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Published: Sounds True - September 3rd, 2019

Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty—enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings—to help us heal, evolve, and change the world


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Julie Satow - The Plaza (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

From the moment in 1907 when New York millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury.

For some, the hotel evokes images of F. Scott Fitzgerald frolicking in the Pulitzer Fountain, or Eloise, the impish young guest who pours water down the mail chute. But the true stories captured in The Plaza also include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, and the tale of the disgraced Indian tycoon who ran the hotel from a maximum-security prison cell, 7,000 miles away in Delhi.

In this definitive history, award-winning journalist Julie Satow not only pulls back the curtain on Truman Capote's Black and White Ball and The Beatles' first stateside visit-she also follows the money trail. The Plaza reveals how a handful of rich, dowager widows were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel during the Great Depression, and how, today, foreign money and anonymous shell companies have transformed iconic guest rooms into condominiums that shield ill-gotten gains-hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it.

The Plaza is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.

Julie Satow is an award-winning journalist who has covered real estate in New York City for more than a decade. A regular contributor to the New York Times, her work has also appeared on National Public Radio, the New York Post, HuffPost, and elsewhere.

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$29.00
ISBN: 9781455566679
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Published: Twelve - June 4th, 2019

Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.


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A Is for Anthology: The Writing and Publishing of Short Stories (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

Panelists include: Robin C. Stuart, author of SegFault; Margaret Lucke, Fault Lines editor and author of Two Hundred Miles; Deborah Lacy, author of Please See Me; J.J. Lamb, author of Two-Buck Hitch; and Judith Janeway, author of Get a Life

Fog shrouds the landscape. Redwood treetops disappear into the sky. Ocean waves crash against rocky cliffs. And sometimes a fault line cracks open, shaking our world.

Fault Lines explores faults that exist not just in the earth but in people—the flaws and failings that lead us to commit grievous acts against someone else, and the guilt and culpability we bear. It also examines the lines that we draw to connect clues, expose secrets, establish bonds, and lead us to justice.

Sisters in Crime/Northern California’s first short story anthology offers 19 tales that will take you on an exciting journey around our earthquake-prone region and beyond.

The editor of Fault Lines and several of its contributors discuss the rewards and challenges of writing and publishing short stories.

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By Margaret Lucke (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781733694209
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Published: Sisters in Crime Northern California Chapter - March 27th, 2019

Fault lines in the earth can shake our world. Fault lines within people give rise to wrongs that must be righted. Sisters in Crime/Northern California's first short story anthology invites you to take a journey into mystery and intrigue, with 19 short stories that explore crime, guilt, and justice in our earthquake-prone region and beyond.


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Shafia Zaloom with Peggy Orenstein - Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Peggy Orenstein

Many American teens are steeped in a culture that sends unsettling messages about sex, through everything from politics to music to the normalization of porn. In today's environment, it's crucial that teens be able to ask hard questions about how to take care of themselves, make decisions that reflect their values, and stay safe. In Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between, veteran teen sex educator and mother of three Shafia Zaloom helps you discuss a wide variety of sex-related topics with your teens, including:

  • How to get and give consent
  • What it means to have "good" sex
  • How to help prevent sexual harassment and assault
  • How to stay safe in difficult situations
  • The legal consequences of sexual harassment and assault, and what to do if a teen experiences assault or is accused of it
  • Stories from survivors of sexual assault

Approachable, engaging, and with real-life scenarios and discussion questions in every chapter, Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between is a must-have resource that gives parents and educators the tools they need to have meaningful conversations with teens about what sex can and should be.

Shafia Zaloom is currently a Health Educator at the Urban School in San Francisco. A teacher, former coach, certified outdoor educator and administrator in the Bay Area for 25 years, she has worked with thousands of teenagers. The focus of Shafia’s work is on human development, healthy communities, ethics and social justice. She consults with other schools to create programs and leads teachers to develop and present curricula on a variety of topics. Committed to service, Shafia has been on six educational nonprofit boards and honored by the San Francisco Giants with the Isabelle Lemon Community Spirit Award of 2018 for her work with Aim High, a program that expands opportunities for students from low-income neighborhoods and their teachers through tuition-free summer learning enrichment.

Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she has been published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker, and other publications, and has contributed commentary to NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.

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By Shafia Zaloom, Michael Riera (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781492680086
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 3rd, 2019

The only book you need to start a conversation with your kids about sexual harassment, consent, #metoo, and more


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James Verini - They Will Have to Die Now (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the Islamic State. He stayed to cover the jihadis' last great stand, the Battle of Mosul, not knowing it would go on for nearly a year, nor that it would become, in the words of the Pentagon, "the most significant urban combat since WWII."

They Will Have to Die Now takes the reader into the heart of the conflict against the most lethal insurgency of our time. We see unspeakable violence, improbable humanity, and occasional humor. We meet an Iraqi major fighting his way through the city with a bad leg; a general who taunts snipers; an American sergeant who removes his glass eye to unnerve his troops; a pair of Moslawi brothers who welcomed the Islamic State, believing, as so many Moslawis did, that it might improve their shattered lives. Verini also relates the rich history of Iraq, and of Mosul, one of the most beguiling cities in the Middle East.

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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2019

James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the Islamic State. He stayed to cover the jihadis' last great stand, the Battle of Mosul, not knowing it would go on for nearly a year, nor that it would become, in the words of the Pentagon, "the most significant urban combat since WWII."


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Paul Tough - The Years That Matter Most (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life?

The Years That Matter Most tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go: admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget, College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy, researchers working to unlock the mysteries of the college-student brain, and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates.

With insight, humor, and passion, Paul Tough takes readers on a journey from Ivy League seminar rooms to community college welding shops, from giant public flagship universities to tiny experimental storefront colleges. Whether you are facing your own decision about college or simply care about the American promise of social mobility, The Years That Matter Most will change the way you think—not just about higher education, but about the nation itself.

Paul Tough is the author of Helping Children Succeed and How Children Succeed, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists and was translated into twenty-eight languages. He is also the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to the public-radio program This American Life. You can learn more about his work at paultough.com and follow him on Twitter @paultough.

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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 10th, 2019

The best-selling author of How Children Succeed returns with a powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States

Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind?


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William Kent Krueger - This Tender Land (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an en­thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Ordinary Grace--winner of the Edgar Award for best novel--as well as eighteen Cork O’Connor novels, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family.

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ISBN: 9781476749297
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Published: Atria Books - September 3rd, 2019

For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace.


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Lit Camp Fundraiser (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:30pm

Lit Camp Live! Join Lit Camp for a celebratory evening of wine and food…plus a dozen fast-paced readings from both Lit Camp alumni (representing all 6 years!), as well as local, best-selling authors. Free admission

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Joan Price - Sex After Grief (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 1:00pm

Sex is complicated at the best of times--but when we're overcome by grief, it's especially mysterious and confusing. How do we nurture ourselves as sexual beings when we're grieving the death of a partner? Why does taking care of ourselves sexually matter at a time when we'd rather hide under the covers and wail? How do we know when it's time to open ourselves to the sexual phase of a new relationship? And how do we do it?

There's no right or wrong method or timeline for bringing our sexuality back into into our lives, whether it's with our own hands, a friend with benefits, a hook-up, a new companion, or any combination. Sex After Grief includes a variety of people's personal stories from folks of all genders and orientations. Some jumped into sex quickly. Some took years. Some withdrew from sexual possibility. No one was wrong, and no choice is defective or shameful.

A grief book like no other, Sex after Grief is the first book to address sex and grief together and treat sex as a normal, positive, life-affirming part of emerging from such a difficult time. Joan Price, the top expert on senior sex, draws on her own experiences as a widow since 2008, when she lost the love of her life to cancer. She shares her raw grief journey, sexual reawakening (and the many stumbles along the way), and attempts to dip back into dating, along with excellent advice on handling each step.

Author and speaker Joan Price calls herself an "advocate for ageless sexuality." For fifteen years, Joan was a widely published health and fitness writer. Then at 57, after decades of single life, she fell deeply in love with artist Robert Rice, who was then 64. Their love affair was profound, joyful, and extremely spicy. Their passion, in contrast to society's view of older people as sexless, led Joan at age 61 to write Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty to celebrate the delights of older-life sexuality. Robert and Joan married after five years together and had two more years together before Robert died of cancer in 2008. His last request to Joan was "Promise me you'll keep doing your work." After Better Than I Ever Expected came out, hundreds of senior readers sent her questions and comments about the problems in their own sex lives. Joan realized that her next book had to be a self-help guide for both men and women dealing with the challenges of older-age sexuality. She started writing Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex to address readers' problems. The success of Naked at Our Age and the demand for more information about senior sexuality led Joan to write The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain – or Regain! – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life, an upbeat, inclusive, and comprehensive guidebook for seniors of all genders and orientations and their health professionals. She travels nationally and internationally, speaking about senior sex to wide and diverse audiences. Formerly a high school English teacher, Joan is also a fitness professional who believes that exercise should be a treat, not a treatment. She has written several books about health and fitness, including The Anytime, Anywhere Exercise Book: 300+ Quick and Easy Exercises You Can Do Whenever You Want.

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Published: Mango - August 15th, 2019

Reclaim Your Sexuality After Loss

An Honest Approach to Hard Questions: Sex is complicated at the best of times--but when we're overcome by grief, it's especially mysterious and confusing. How do we nurture ourselves as sexual beings when we're grieving the death of a partner?


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