Salman Rushdie - Quichotte (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Tickets: $31 (includes a copy of Quichotte)

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Salman Rushdie's Quichotte takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels—Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House—and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction—Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line—and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Raina Telgemeier - Guts (Palace of Fine Arts)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

Tickets from $22 - $45 (includes a copy of Guts)

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?

In Guts, Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face--and conquer--her fears.

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama and Ghosts, and is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at goRaina.com.

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Each ticket includes a copy of Guts as well as a special signed book plate. Patrons will also have the opportunity to take a photo with Raina after the event, with higher-tier tickets guaranteeing an earlier place in line. Though Raina will not be signing any memorabilia, autographed copies of her other books will be available for sale before and after the event.

 

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Alexis Rockley - Find Your F*ckyeah (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Grounded in cutting-edge science but translated for people who speak emoji, Find Your F*ckyeah disrupts the warm and fuzzy "personal growth" fads made fashionable by mock gurus and self-proclaimed #selfcare experts. This bold guide combines humor, pop culture, and psychology to show us why the one-size-fits-all success formulas and trendy morning routines keep us caught in a cycle of boredom and stress, never fully sustaining our happiness. With hard science, guided experiments, and modern wisdom—from Beyoncé to Carl Jung—Alexis Rockley takes us step-by-step through the biological, cultural, and social factors that create our self-limiting beliefs. Debunking self-sabotaging ideals like "You Are a Living Brand" and "You Have One Calling," Rockley encourages us to discover our real, uncensored selves and find a sense of purpose, even when we don't have all the answers. For those of us tired of feeling the pressure to be better, do more, and work faster—to self-optimize and fall in line—Find Your F*ckyeah teaches us how to find joy where we are right now and to let our genuine self-expression guide us.

Alexis Rockley is an artist, writer, and the founder of Find Your F*ckyeah. Rockley is the host of the podcast Call Me When You Get This and leads her Get Out of Your Own Way workshops for entrepreneurs across the country. Rockley earned her Specialization in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a program led by the founder of Positive Psychology, Martin E. P. Seligman.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781452183329
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Prism - September 17th, 2019

Grounded in cutting-edge science but translated for people who speak emoji, Find Your F*ckyeah disrupts the warm and fuzzy "personal growth" fads made fashionable by mock gurus and self-proclaimed #selfcare experts.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Traer Scott - City of Dogs & Radiant (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

Co-Sponsored by the Milo Foundation

New York is a city of five boroughs, more than 250 distinct neighborhoods, 8.5 million people, and more than 600,000 dogs, who are as much a part of the social fabric as the people who follow them on the other end of the leash. City of Dogs maps this relationship with incredible four-color photos highlighting the scene. From the Bronx to Brooklyn and along the streets of Harlem and Manhattan, Ken Foster and Traer Scott explore the unique relationships between dogs and their human counterparts. We meet Alex Nuckel, living on disability and finding joy and purpose in caring for his two pit bulls, Lucy and Rocky. And Majora Carter, a community activist who has received a MacArthur grant, living and working with two stray shepherds she rescued in her own neighborhood. City of Dogs also takes us to a Midtown Manhattan law office, where staff are encouraged to bring their adopted dogs to work, and to the JFK airport, where we meet dogs who help screen at security. And then on to Brooklyn, where we meet award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson and her dogs, Toffee and Shadow. These are just a few of the amazing animals and their people featured in this perfect gift book for any dog lover.

Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal contains beautiful portraits of farm animals that bring to life their sparkling personalities and stories. The photographs range from cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens to Dolly the wooly llama, Bianca the Sicilian miniature donkey, Percy the Indian peafowl, and Justice the yak. Some of the animals are pets; others live happily on farms and sanctuaries. Scott shares her anecdotes about a Texas longhorn steer whose best friends are a trio of goats, a turkey who likes to snack on grapes and watermelon, and many others. In addition to photos and heartwarming stories, Radiant contains informative facts as well--did you know donkeys' stubbornness is a well-honed survival tactic? That Scottish Highland cattle are the oldest registered breed of cattle in the world? Scott's captions combine detailed histories of the breeds with the personal sagas to create enchanting tributes to our four-legged (and winged) friends from the farm.

Traer Scott is a photographer and the author of eight books, including Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and their Stories and Raptors: Portraits of Birds of Prey. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband, daughter, and creatures.

City of Dogs: New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods, and the People Who Love Them Cover Image
By Ken Foster, Traer Scott (Photographs by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525535164
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avery - October 9th, 2018

A beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photos and stories that maps the relationship between canine New Yorkers and their human counterparts.


Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal Cover Image
By Traer Scott (By (photographer))
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616897154
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 18th, 2018

Beautiful portraits of farm animals that bring to life their sparkling personalities and stories.

Photographs of animals — From cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens to Dolly the wooly llama, Bianca the Sicilian miniature donkey, Percy the Indian peafowl, and Justice the yak. Some of the animals are pets; others live happily on farms and sanctuaries.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Leslie Morgan - The Naked Truth (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Leslie Morgan, bestselling author of Crazy Love and Mommy Wars, was a mom turning fifty, reeling from divorce and determined to reclaim her life. In a radical break with convention, she dedicated a year to searching for five new lovers, seeking the rapture absent in a life of minivans and mom jeans—and finding a profound new sense of self-worth.

When Leslie Morgan divorced after a twenty-year marriage, both her self-esteem and romantic optimism were shattered. She was determined to avoid the cliché of the “lonely, middle-aged divorcée” lamenting her stretch marks and begging her kids to craft her online dating profile. Instead, Leslie celebrated her independence with an audacious plan: she would devote a year to seeking out five lovers in hopes of unearthing the erotic adventures and authentic connections long missing from her life.

Clumsy and clueless at first, she overcame mortifying early missteps, buoyed by friends and blind faith. And so she found men at yoga class, the airport, and high school reunions—all without the torture of dating websites. Along the way she uncovered new truths about sex, aging, men, self-confidence, and what it means to be an older woman today.

Packed with fearless, evocative details, The Naked Truth is a rare, unexpected, and wildly entertaining memoir about a soccer mom who rediscovers the magic of sexual and emotional connection, and the lasting gifts of reveling in your femininity at every age.

Leslie Morgan is the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love and The Naked Truth and former columnist for The Washington Post. Her TED talk, “From the Ivy League to a Gun at My Head,” has over 5 million views and has been translated into over 30 languages. She has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, NPR, The Today Show, MSNBC, and Fox News. She holds a BA in English from Harvard University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501174100
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 21st, 2019

“A formidable, addictive storyteller, Morgan provides a highly stimulating story of a midlife education in the messiness of modern sex and love.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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