Nita Sweeney - Depression Hates a Moving Target (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn't know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir Depression Hates a Moving Target, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.

There's hope and help on the track: Anyone who has struggled with depression knows the ways the mind can defeat you. However, it is possible to transform yourself with the power of running. You may learn that you can endure more than you think, and that there's no other therapy quite like pavement beneath your feet.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781642500134
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Published: Mango - May 15th, 2019

Run your way to better mental health


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Terence Clarke - The Splendid City (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

In The Splendid City, Terence Clarke recounts the gripping episode in the life of Pablo Neruda when he escaped from Chile to Argentina over the Cordillera de los Andes. The poet, a member of the Communist Party, literally had to run for his life as he was persecuted and prosecuted by the Radical government of Gabriel González Videla. The Communist Party was banned altogether under the Ley de Defensa Permanente de la Democracia, 1948, called by critics the Ley Maldita (Accursed Law). Neruda, then went into hiding in central Chile in Valparaiso, later surreptitiously moved to Valdivia, in southern Chile. From Valdivia he moved to El Fundo Huishue, a forestry estate in the vicinity of Huishue Lake. In March 1949, Neruda’s life underground ended when he fled over the Lilpela Pass in the Andes Mountains to Argentina on horseback. Neruda would dramatically recount his escape from Chile in his Nobel Prize lecture. Terence Clarke reconstructed this dramatic moment when the man of the magnificent pen had to rely on his amateurish horsemanship to save his life crossing the mighty Andes.

Terence Clarke is the director of publishing at Astor & Lenox. He is the author of the novels The Notorious Dream of Jesús Lázaro and A Kiss for Señor Guevara and the story collections New York and Little Bridget and The Flames of Hell. He lives in San Francisco.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781725878655
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 2nd, 2018

This book is published by Floricanto Press. http: //www.FloricantoPress.com


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Lydia Slaby - Wait, It Gets Worse (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lydia Slaby was 33 years old and had everything she believed would make her happy: three fancy private school degrees, a successful husband who was in the inner circles of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, a high-paying job as an attorney—even an enviable yoga practice. But under the surface Lydia’s life was in free fall. Her new marriage was one argument after another, she had a job she never wanted, and for some reason she had begun to rapidly lose weight, eventually turning a strange shade of yellowish-green. When she made a doctor’s appointment to talk about the toll of extreme stress, she was instead admitted with a diagnosis of lymphoma. As a cancer survivor, Lydia tries to piece back together her marriage, her career, and her own worth. The story she tells in Wait, It Gets Worse, is of an imperfect rebirth, but perfection is something she must abandon if she is to find a new, calm, healthy life.

Lydia Slaby is an advocate, speaker, and writer focused on empowering people, communities, and organizations faced with daunting change. She is an advisor to Chicago’s 2nd Story; serves on the board of I AM THAT GIRL, an organization that helps young women around the world take ownership of their self-worth; and was a board member of Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her husband Michael Slaby and their two beautiful cats.

 

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781633310285
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Published: Disruption Books - March 19th, 2019

Lydia Slaby was 33 years old and had everything she believed would make her happy: three fancy private school degrees, a successful husband who was in the inner circles of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, a high-paying job as an attorney—even an enviable yoga practice. But under the surface Lydia’s life was in free fall.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

David Ewing Duncan - Talking to Robots (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Talking to Robots, award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures—Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots—grounded in real technologies and possibilities and inspired by our imagination.

What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and A.I. intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology–it’s also about what robots tell us about being human.

David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning science journalist in print, television, and radio; and the best-selling author of nine books published in 21 languages. He is Curator of Arc Fusion, a recent columnist for the Daily Beast, and a frequent contributor to Wired, Vanity Fair, MIT Technology Review, The New York Times, Atlantic, and others. He has also written for Fortune, National Geographic, Discover, Life, Outside, and Newsweek. He is a former commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, and a special correspondent and producer for ABC’s Nightline. His book Calendar was a bestseller in 14 countries; he also wrote the bestseller Experimental Man. David’s work has won numerous awards, including Magazine Story of the Year from AAAS. David [PE1] lives in San Francisco, where he is a member of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, a writer’s society.

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$29.00
ISBN: 9781524743598
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Published: Dutton - July 16th, 2019

Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures—Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots—Grounded in real technologies and possibilities and inspired by our imagination.


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San Francisco, CA 94965

Reverend Matthew Fox - Naming the Unnameable & The Lotus and the Rose (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

What do we mean by “God” in today’s world?   Do we even need “God” anymore? How many names for Divinity are there? Do the names for God change as we mature as individuals, evolve as a species, and face a critical “turning time” in human and planetary history?” Too often, notions of God have been used as a means to control and to promote a narrow worldview. In Naming the Unnameable, renowned theologian and author Matthew Fox ignites our imaginations by offering a colorful range of Divine Names gathered from scientists and poets and mystics past and present, inviting us to always begin where true spirituality begins: From experience. Ultimately, no name for God suffices. We are challenged to continue to probe the rich ecology of human spirituality to ask questions, embrace paradox, and listen silently to the deepest of life’s mysteries.

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian clergyman sit down to talk? And not just any lama and clergyman, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as a teacher. These conversations between Lama Tsomo and Matthew Fox over the past years explore the essential principles shared by their traditions--and the differences that distinguish them. The Lotus & The Rose includes three public dialogues between Matthew and Lama Tsomo during weekend workshops at Stanford University, The Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, and The Jung Center in Houston. Also included is a more personal conversation with no audience except each other. And, finally, individual interviews with both of them, revealing more about their own lives and worldview. Also available to the reader are video excerpts from the presentations, conversations, and interviews. Buddhists, Christians, followers of other spiritual traditions--and perhaps no spiritual tradition at all--will be intrigued by the range of ideas, and impressed and enlightened by the knowledge and experience that Matthew and Lama Tsomo bring to their exchanges. In this perilously contentious world, all viewers will be heartened by the admiration, respect, humor, and warmth that flows between these two friends who celebrate their common ground and delight in their differences.

Matthew Fox, who holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spiritualities from the Institut catholique de Paris, is author of 35 books on spirituality and culture that have been translated into 69 languages and received many awards. Since Creation Spirituality is both a mystical and a prophetic tradition, Fox’s support of social, racial and gender justice disturbed naysayers in the Vatican which silenced him for a year and then pressured the Dominican Order to dismiss him after 34 years. Subsequently he founded the University of Creation Spiritualty in California and became an Episcopal priest. A new school called the Fox Institute in Creation Spirituality has recently been launched in Colorado. He is a visiting scholar with the Academy of the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico founded by Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Stern. He lives in northern California. Among the awards granted him have been the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award from Morehouse College, the Tikkun Ethics Award, and the Courage of Conscience Award from the Peace Abbey of Sherborn, Massachusetts. Other recipients of this award include the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Ernesto Cardinale and Maya Angelou.

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ISBN: 9781947003941
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Published: Homebound Publications - October 9th, 2018

“Matthew Fox elegantly offers a contemplative practice that transforms the names of God to the experience of God.” –Deepak Chopra MD

What do we mean by “God” in today’s world?   Do we even need “God” anymore?

How many names for Divinity are there?


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ISBN: 9780999577004
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Published: Namchak Publishing - September 14th, 2018

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian clergyman sit down to talk? And not just any lama and clergyman, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as a teacher.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Lisa Wentz - Grace Under Pressure (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Grace Under Pressure unveils three areas of training that great speakers use to develop their skills. In the first section, author Lisa Wentz shares techniques that she has developed to help anyone overcome inner obstacles so they can focus on developing their outward presence. The second section outlines how to best develop the physical aspects of speech, including posture, breathing, resonance, and articulation. And the third section centers on delivery: how to use pauses, word stress, and storytelling, among other techniques, to improve your performance from novice to master. This final section offers acting techniques and directorial advice that can be applied to speeches, pitches, presentations, and meeting strategies.

Lisa has dedicated the last ten years of her life to helping speakers develop their skills. She holds a master’s degree in voice and speech pedagogy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Lisa has been featured as a public speaking expert in TIME, the Wall Street Journal, and the L.A. Daily Journal, among others. Lisa regularly coaches executives and managers from Fortune 500 companies and the non-profit sector.

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ISBN: 9780999187135
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Published: Lid Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Grace Under Pressure unveils three areas of training that great speakers use to develop their skills. In the first section, author Lisa Wentz shares techniques that she has developed to help anyone overcome inner obstacles so they can focus on developing their outward presence.


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