Class: Kerrin Meis - Discovering Germany from the Danube to the Baltic Sea

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
photo of art history teacher Kerrin Meis

Three Fridays: Nov 1, 8 & 15 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • $110

Kerrin Meis invites you to visit castles like Heidelberg, Wurzburg, and Neuschwanstein and historic cathedrals bursting with famous sculpture and stained glass - Bamberg, Magdeburg, and Ulm - followed by a thorough examination of  the important collections, from ancient to contemporary, in leading museums in Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg (this is very important!), and Dresden. Wilkommen!

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and has lead study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been favorites for years.

What Students Are Saying about Kerrin Meis

I love that Kerrin discusses little known sites and anecdotes. She makes you want to get out your map and go off the beaten path. Recently we knew the Jeopardy answer “What is the Stone of Scone?” because of her!!! Kerrin is magic. – Vikki D.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

National Kidney Foundation - 31st Annual San Francisco Author Luncheon (Marriott Marquis San Francisco)

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Tickets: $145 (individual tickets); $1350 (tables)

 The National Kidney Foundation’s 31st Annual Authors Luncheon is the largest literary event of its kind in the Bay Area, bringing together those who are passionate about literature and saving lives through kidney disease research, advocacy, and education.

Welcoming nearly 1,000 guests annually, the event celebrates a group of renowned, bestselling authors, and includes many leading corporate, medical, community, and literary partners.  Attendees have the opportunity to meet each author during book signing sessions.

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2019 Presenting Authors (to date)

Pam Jenoff
The author of several novels of historical fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers The Lost Girls of Paris and The Orphan’s Tale. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master’s degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Jenoff’s novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and also as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and three children.

Adam Mansbach
A novelist, screenwriter, humorist, and cultural critic (in addition to having built an obscene fake children's book empire). His books include Rage Is Back, the California Book Award-winning The End of the Jews, and the best sellers Angry Black White Boy and For This We Left Egypt?, cowritten with Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. Mansbach was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his screenplay for the Netflix Original Barry, and is currently adapting his middle-grade novel Jake the Fake Keeps It Real for the Disney Channel. His forthcoming book is F---, Now There Are Two of You.

Gianna Marino
Born in San Francisco, she spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park. She's made a living as an apprentice to a muralist, a jewelry designer, a product designer, and a horse carriage driver. Addicted to foreign adventure, Marino has traveled worldwide, including Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America. Between explorations, she lives and works in Northern California and still gallops on horses. Her latest book is Just Like My Brother.

John McReynolds
The author of the Stone Edge Farm Cookbook (2013), winner of the 2014 Cookbook of the Year and Best First Book awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (a historic first for a self-published cookbook). He was the founding chef and co-owner of Café La Haye in Sonoma, CA for ten years and is the Executive Chef and Culinary Director of Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery. His recipes have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and cookbooks. His latest cookbook is the Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook.

Julia Flynn Siler
A New York Times best-selling author and journalist, and most recently the author of The White Devil's Daughters. She is also the author of Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure, and her first book, The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty, was a finalist for a James Beard Award and a Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished reporting. A veteran journalist, Siler is a longtime contributor and former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and has been a guest commentator on CNBC, CNN, and the BBC.

Tiffany Shlain
Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” she is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards. Her films and work have received more than eighty awards and distinctions, including being selected for the Albert Einstein Foundation’s Genius: 100 Visions of the Future. NPR names Shlain’s UC Berkeley address on their list of best commencement speeches, and her films have premiered at top festivals, including Sundance. Find out more on TiffanyShlain.com and follow @TiffanyShlain.

Monique Truong
Her first novel, The Book of Salt, was a New York Times Notable Book.  It won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the 2003 Bard Fiction Prize, the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and the 7th Annual Asian American Literary Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Britain's Guardian First Book Award. She is the recipient of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship, Princeton University's Hodder Fellowship, and a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her latest book is The Sweetest Fruits.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780778330271
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Published: Park Row - January 29th, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller


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By Adam Mansbach, Owen Brozman (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617757600
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Published: Akashic Books - October 2019

"Adam Mansbach, whose breakout book Go the F**k to Sleep was recorded by Samuel L. Jackson to viral acclaim, has completely shaken up the children's lit space with his profane, candid, and deeply hilarious odes to the trials of parenthood."
--Entertainment Weekly


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780425290606
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

An entertaining and moving tribute to big brothers by the author/illustrator of Meet Me at the Moon and Following Papa's Song.


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$35.00
ISBN: 9780847864546
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Published: Rizzoli - March 12th, 2019

Focusing on ten ingredients, this book will enliven and inspire the way you harvest, shop, stock your pantry, and cook for everyday meals and special occasions.


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$28.95
ISBN: 9781101875261
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

A revelatory history of the trafficking of young Asian girls that flourished in San Francisco during the first hundred years of Chinese immigration (1848-1943) and an in-depth look at the "safe house" that became a refuge for those seeking their freedom


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781982116866
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Gallery Books - September 24th, 2019

In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.

Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week.


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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735221017
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Published: Viking - September 3rd, 2019

"A sublime, many-voiced novel of voyage and reinvention" (Anthony Marra)

"[Truong] imagines the extraordinary lives of three women who loved an extraordinary man [and] creates distinct, engaging voices for these women" (Kirkus Reviews)


San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Stephen G. Post - God and Love on Route 80 (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

For over twenty years, Stephen G. Post, PhD, has spread commitment to the greater good and the science of giving across the globe. He is the bestselling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, the founding director of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, and the founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University in New York.

Post’s marriage of medicine and philosophy, grounded in thirty years of research, has inspired thousands to deepen their own happiness, health, and success by lifting up the people around them. In his latest book, God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness, Post brings his positive and powerful psychological message to readers via a gripping account of his own transformative experiences. God and Love on Route 80 is Post’s remarkable true story of faith, love, and fate. Compelled by a persistent and mysterious dream of a blue angel, Post leaves behind his family, friends, and routine life in New Hampshire in favor of thumbing a ride across the continent on a spontaneous road trip adventure. His journey culminates in an extraordinary encounter that turns out to be only the beginning of Post’s spiritual odyssey.

At once a lively personal narrative and an expansive introduction to Post’s uplifting philosophy, God and Love on Route 80 explores the meaning of a life connected by graceful synchronicities. In an account animated by deep intuition, Post interprets his incredible experiences as guidance from God and compelling proof of humanity’s fundamental unity.

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By Stephen G. Post, Larry Dossey (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781642500097
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Published: Mango - August 15th, 2019

As a teen at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, the author had a recurring dream of a youth about to jump off a ledge somewhere out west. Guided by the dream as if a premonition, the boy journeyed across the country on Rt. 80 and encountered the youth on the Golden Gate Bridge where the dream became a reality as he rescued the youth in an episode of synchronicity.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Lynn Ryder - Reinvent Yourself After 50

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
photo of personal coach Lynn Ryder

Sunday, November 3, 2019 • 1:00 - 5:00 pm • Tuition: $110

In our 50s, 60s and 70s, we begin a new phase of life – a new chapter.  Are you wondering:

  • What’s next?
  • Am I living the life I want to live - my best life?  
  • How do I create a joyful and meaningful future?  

Working with an exercise book, we’ll engage in discussions, journaling and short lectures to create a vision and a plan for your happy, healthy, fulfilling future.  

Lynn Ryder, a personal coach for people over 50, is a former human resources consultant and trainer She is the author of Road to Fulfillment.

What Students Say about Lynn Ryder

"I feel EMPOWERED! I didn't know how much I needed or would enjoy Lynn's class." - Morna

"The class exceeded my expectations. Lynn was skilled at allowing enough individual commentary without losing control of the class. She kept on point and kept moving us forward - but the sharing really helped make the class." - Mary

"I loved the class! It gave me a spark and clarity I needed to get back in the game and plan a fun and exciting future." - Linda

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Anne Marie Lebas - Say It in French: Intermediate/Advanced (Nov-Dec 2019)

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 2:30pm
photo of French teacher Anne Marie Lebas

Five Mondays: Nov 4 – Dec 2 • 2:30–4:30 pm • $175

These custom-designed sequential courses are for students who wish to become more fluent and self-confident in speaking and writing French, expand vocabulary, understand and participate in casual conversations, and better comprehend the French way of life.

Anne Marie Lebas is a native of France who has taught in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She teaches with great enthusiasm and energy and creates a lively and comfortable learning environment for students at any level.

What Students Are Saying about Anne Marie Lebas

"Anne Marie is an excellent teacher. She highlights so many common mistakes and explains things in a new way that really works. [We have] plenty of time to talk, learn, and learn cultural and other details of French life. I love the structure and the way Anne Marie teaches. This is perfect!" - AC

"Good course material, challenging, good pace, great teacher!" - JJ
 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Anne Marie Lebas - Beginning French (Nov-Dec 2019)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:30pm
photo of French teacher Anne Marie Lebas

Five Tuesdays: Nov 5 - Dec 3 • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm • $175

These sequential courses are custom designed by Anne Marie for students who have very little knowledge of French. Students work on pronunciation, vocabulary enrichment, and short conversations.  

Anne Marie Lebas is a native of France who has created a lively and comfortable learning environment for students at any level in the Bay Area for over 20 years. 

What Students Are Saying about Anne Marie Lebas

"Anne Marie is an excellent teacher. She highlights so many common mistakes and explains things in a new way that really works. [We have] plenty of time to talk, learn, and learn cultural and other details of French life. I love the structure and the way Anne Marie teaches. This is perfect!" - AC

"Good course material, challenging, good pace, great teacher!" - JJ

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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