Matt Maiocco & Brad Mangin - Letters to 87 (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Football fans will always remember “The Catch” as the moment a dynasty was born. When Dwight Clark received the touchdown pass that sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl in 1982, an indelible moment was etched into the history of the NFL. Later, as Clark battled ALS, he and sportswriter Matt Maiocco put out a call to friends and fans, asking them to share their memories of this moment. The responses that Clark and Maiocco received are gathered in Letters to 87, telling the story of how the man who wore number 87 brought together a city and a franchise.

Matt Maiocco, beat reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area, has covered the San Francisco 49ers for over a decade. Michael Zagaris, legendary sports, music, and fashion photojournalist, has served as team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers since 1973. Brad Mangin is a photographer who, since 1987, has captured the biggest stars in professional sports. All three reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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By Matt Maiocco (Editor), Brad Mangin (By (photographer))
$25.00
ISBN: 9781944903770
Availability: Backordered
Published: Cameron - August 6th, 2019

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Dan Kois - How to Be a Family (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:00am

In Conversation with Jason Fagone

Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children's time wisely, and when they weren't arguing over screen time, the Kois family--Dan, his wife Alia, and their two pre-teen daughters--could each be found searching for their own happiness. But aren't families supposed to achieve happiness together?

In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny book, the fractious, loving Kois family goes in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home--but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live outside the East Coast parenting bubble.

How to Be a Family brings readers along as the Kois girls--witty, solitary, extremely online Lyra and goofy, sensitive, social butterfly Harper--hike through the Kiwi bush, ride bikes to a Dutch school in the pouring rain, battle iguanas in their Costa Rican kitchen, and learn to love a town where everyone knows your name. Meanwhile, Dan interviews neighbors, public officials, and scholars to learn why each of these places work the way they do. Will this trip change the Kois family's lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go?

A journalistic memoir filled with heart, empathy, and lots of whining, How to Be a Family will make readers dream about the amazing adventures their own families might take.

Dan Kois is an editor at Slate, founding host of the podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

Jason Fagone is a journalist who covers science, technology, and culture. Named one of the “Ten Young Writers on the Rise” by the Columbia Journalism Review, he works at the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for GQ, Esquire, The Atlantic, the New York Times, Mother Jones, and Philadelphia magazine. Fagone is also the author of Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, the X Prize, and the Race to Revive America and Horsemen of the Esophagus: Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316552622
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 17th, 2019

In this "refreshingly relatable" (Outside) memoir, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together.


What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family?


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Cooks with Books: Erin Gleeson - The Forest Feast Mediterranean (Left Bank Restaurant)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:30pm

Presented by Book Passage at Left Bank, Larkspur
Tickets: $115 per person; $185 per couple (includes meal & book)

Erin Gleeson, New York Times bestselling author, returns with a gorgeously illustrated cookbook that will transport readers to the Mediterranean coast.

For years, Forest Feast readers have been transported to Erin Gleeson’s picturesque cabin in the woods through her stunning photography of magical gatherings and vibrant vegetarian cooking. Now, Gleeson transports readers to Europe, with recipes inspired by her exploration of the cultures and cuisines of France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy during an extended family trip. Reimagining the flavors and signature dishes of this part of the Mediterranean, Gleeson presents 100 vegetarian recipes for creating effortless, unforgettable meals. Filled with atmospheric images of coastal villages, charming watercolor illustrations, and mouthwatering food photography, The Forest Feast Mediterranean is an irresistible escape from the everyday, no matter where you might live.

Erin Gleeson is the author, illustrator, and photographer behind the New York Times bestselling cookbook The Forest Feast, The Forest Feast for Kids, The Forest Feast Gatherings, and the popular blog by the same name. Gleeson lives in a cabin in the woods in Northern California.

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Our award-winning Cooks with Books events are held at outstanding Bay Area restaurants. The meal is inspired by the author/chefs who discuss their cookbooks with guests throughout the meal. These are happy, convivial events that often sell out quickly, so don’t wait to register! Event tickets include the meal, wine, tip, and a signed copy of the book.

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Left Bank Brasserie
507 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939

Tatiana Schlossberg - Inconspicuous Consumption (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it.

By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel, Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England.

Cataloging the complexities and frustrations of our carbon-intensive society with a dry sense of humor, Inconspicuous Consumption makes the climate crisis and its solutions interesting and relevant to everyone who cares, even a little, about the planet. She empowers readers to think about their stuff and the environment in a new way, helping them make more informed choices when it comes to the future of our world.

Most importantly, this is a book about the power we have as voters and consumers to make sure that the fight against climate change includes all of us and all of our stuff, not just industry groups and politicians. If we have any hope of solving the problem, we all have to do it together.

Tatiana Schlossberg is a journalist writing about climate change and the environment. She previously reported on those subjects for the Science and Climate sections of the New York Times, where she also worked on the Metro desk. Her work has also appeared in the Atlantic, Bloomberg View, the Record (Bergen County), and the Vineyard Gazette. She lives in New York.

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538747087
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 27th, 2019

From a former New York Times science writer, this urgent call to action will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful everyday choices.


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Malcolm Gladwell - Talking to Strangers (Dominican University)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Tickets: $40 (includes a copy of Talking to Strangers)

ATTENTION: Please note, registration is now closed for this event.

How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?

Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland---throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

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Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Immigration in America: the Law, the Politics, the Reality (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 4:00pm

Moderated by Paula Farmer • Presented with MarinArts & La Cocina • Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Jose Antonio Vargas will no longer be appearing on the panel

As a follow-up to our February panel on Race in America, please join us for another vital and timely discussion. The panel will focus on issues of immigration and feature a diverse group of Bay Area writers and agents of change. Moderated by journalist and Book Passage event host, Paula Farmer, we will look at this hot-button topic in our current political climate.

Panelists include: Carolina de Robertis, Vanessa Hua, & Jaime Alcabes

Carolina de Robertis is the author of the novels The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain. She is also an award-winning translator of Hispanic literature, and editor of the anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, featuring essays by leading thinkers and writers about the shifting political atmosphere in the U.S. Her latest novel is the forthcoming Cantoras.

Vanessa Hua is an award-winning columnist for the S.F. Chronicle. Her novel, A River of Stars, was named to the Washington Post’s Notable Works of Fiction. For two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora, filing stories from China, Burma, Panama, South Korea, and Ecuador.

Jaime Alcabes has a long history of practicing immigration law in the Bay Area. His firm, Alcabes Law, is based in Oakland.

 

 
Cantoras: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521693
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - September 3rd, 2019

"Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution—and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again—either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story."—Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author


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$17.00
ISBN: 9780399178795
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - August 6th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In a powerful debut about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman stakes a claim to the American dream in California.


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