Ramit Sethi - I Will Teach You to Be Rich (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

At the core of I Will Teach You to Be Rich is Ramit Sethi’s extraordinarily simple, powerful, and effective six-week program for gaining control over your finances. Written in an irreverent and entertaining style, I Will Teach You to Be Rich shows you step-by-step how to beat banks and credit cards at the fee game, automate your savings and investments, negotiate a raise, manage student loans, and enjoy vacations and other things you love by practicing conscious spending.

In addition to completely updating everything from interest rates to financial instruments, Ramit has added a new dimension to the book: a guide for how to live a “rich life”—a life where money brings meaning, where you can afford to give back, and where experiences, and the time to pursue them, are a priority.

Ramit Sethi is the founder of and voice behind iwillteachyoutoberich.com, which has more than 500,000 monthly readers. He speaks regularly to young staff members at companies, including Deloitte, KPMG, and Intel, on the topic of personal finance. He also cofounded PBwiki, a company that provides online tools and services. Ramit Sethi is a graduate of Stanford and lives in New York City.

 

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781523505746
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 30th, 2019

Ramit Sethi is “the new finance guru” (Fortune), “a unique voice on money, one singularly attuned to . . . his generation” (San Francisco Chronicle). He reaches over 500,000 followers a month on his website, iwillteachyoutoberich.com.


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Kwan Kew Lai - Lest We Forget (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Fatima M. Karaki, M.D.

In 2014 after fighting through yards of bureaucratic red tape, leaving her family, and putting her own health at risk in order to help suffering strangers, Kwan Kew Lai finally arrived in Africa to volunteer as an infectious disease specialist in the heart of the largest Ebola outbreak in history. What she found was not only blistering heat, inadequate working conditions, and deadly, unrelenting illness, but hope, resilience, and incredible courage.

Lest We Forget chronicles the harrowing and inspiring time spent serving on the front lines of the ongoing Ebola outbreak--the complicated personal protective equipment, the chlorine-scented air, the tropical heat, and the heartbreaking difficulties of treating patients she could not touch. Dr. Lai interweaves original diary entries to create a gripping narrative about life, death, and human relationships that will leave no reader unmoved.

This book exposes the raw brutality of Ebola, as well as the chaotic nature of the undersupplied and understaffed health infrastructure in the developing world. At once a memoir of triumphs and failures and a memorial, this book will ensure that the victims of Ebola and the fighters who sought to heal them will not be forgotten.

Kwan Kew Lai is an infectious disease specialist. More than a decade ago, after first volunteering in the aftermath of the South Asian tsunami, she left her position as a full-time professor of medicine and now divides her time between practicing clinical medicine and aiding with disaster relief in various parts of the world. Seeing the horrific effects of the Ebola outbreak on the people of West Africa, she felt a moral obligation to be both a participant and a witness of the efforts to stamp out this epidemic.

Fatima M. Karaki, M.D. is the Founding Director of Refugee and Asylum seeker Health Initiative (RAHI), as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF.
 
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781632280626
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Published: Viva Editions - October 9th, 2018

In 2014 after fighting through yards of bureaucratic red tape, leaving her family, and putting her own health at risk in order to help suffering strangers, Kwan Kew Lai finally arrived in Africa to volunteer as an infectious disease specialist in the heart of the largest Ebola outbreak in history.


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Daphne de Marneffe - The Rough Patch (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

People today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before. But staying married isn’t always easy. In the brilliant, transformative, and optimistic The Rough Patch, clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe explores the extraordinary pushes and pulls of midlife marriage, where our need to develop as individuals can crash headlong into the demands of our relationships.

“A book of good intentions and helpful advice and a worthy manual for spouses” (Kirkus Reviews), The Rough Patch addresses common problems: money, alcohol and drugs, the stresses of parenthood, sex, extramarital affairs, lovesickness, health, aging, children leaving home, and dealing with elderly parents. Then, de Marneffe offers seasoned wisdom on these difficulties, explaining the psychological, emotional, and relational capacities we must cultivate to overcome them as individuals and as couples. Blending research, interviews, and clinical experience, de Marneffe dives deep into the workings of love and the structures of relationships.

Intimate and always illuminating, The Rough Patch is an essential, compassionate resource for people trying to understand “where they are” on the continuum of marriage, giving them a chance to share in other people’s stories and struggles. “De Marneffe writes with poetry, wit, and compassion about the necessity of struggle in the quest for true love. Anyone in any relationship at any stage of life could stand to learn from the wisdom in these pages” (Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of Far from the Tree).

Daphne de Marneffe, PhD, is a psychologist and the author of The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together and Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Life. In her clinical practice, she offers psychotherapy to couples and individuals. She teaches and lectures widely on marriage, couple therapy, adult development, and parenthood. Her research and scholarly work has been published in professional journals. She and her husband have three children and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781501118937
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Published: Scribner - May 14th, 2019

“Anyone grappling with the bewilderment of midlife…will be at once provoked and comforted by this enormously wise book” (Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage), from a psychologist who has worked for decades with people struggling to preserve and enhance their marriages and long-term relationships.

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Bruce Gibney - The Nonsense Factory (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Our trial courts conduct hardly any trials, our correctional systems do not correct, and the rise of mandated arbitration has ushered in a shadowy system of privatized "justice." Meanwhile, our legislators can't even follow their own rules for making rules, while the rule of law mutates into a perpetual state of emergency. The legal system is becoming an incomprehensible farce.

How did this happen? In The Nonsense Factory, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows that over the past seventy years, the legal system has dangerously confused quantity with quality and might with legitimacy. As the law bloats into chaos, it staggers on only by excusing itself from the very commands it insists that we obey, leaving Americans at the mercy of arbitrary power. By examining the system as a whole, Gibney shows that the tragedies often portrayed as isolated mistakes or the work of bad actors-police misconduct, prosecutorial overreach, and the outrages of imperial presidencies-are really the inevitable consequences of law's descent into lawlessness.

The first book to deliver a lucid, comprehensive overview of the entire legal system, from the grandeur of Constitutional theory to the squalid workings of Congress, The Nonsense Factory provides a deeply researched and witty examination of America's state of legal absurdity, concluding with sensible options for reform.

Bruce Cannon Gibney is the author of A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America. A venture capitalist and writer, Gibney began as an attorney specializing in securities litigation and financial regulation. He was an early investor in PayPal, and later joined Founders Fund and co-founded Carmenta Management. He and his colleagues have funded Facebook, Spotify, Palantir Technologies, SpaceX, Lyft, AirBnB, Coupang, and DeepMind.

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780316475266
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Published: Hachette Books - May 14th, 2019

A withering and witty examination of how the American legal system, burdened by complexity and untrammeled growth, fails Americans and threatens the rule of law itself, by the acclaimed author of A Generation of Sociopaths.


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Jessica Francis Kane - Rules for Visiting (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's turned inward, finding pleasure in language, her work as a gardener, and keeping her neighbors at arm's length while keenly observing them. But when she is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, May is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own?

Rules for Visiting is a woman's exploration of friendship in the digital age. Deeply alert to the nobility and the ridiculousness of ordinary people, May savors the pleasures along the way--afternoon ice cream with a long-lost friend, surprise postcards from an unexpected crush, and a moving encounter with ancient beauty. Though she gets a taste of viral online fame, May chooses to bypass her friends' perfectly cultivated online lives to instead meet them in their messy analog ones.

Ultimately, May learns that a best friend is someone who knows your story--and she inspires us all to master the art of visiting.

Jessica Francis Kane is the author of This Close, The Report, and Bending Heaven. This Close was longlisted for The Story Prize and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize, and The Report was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction. Her stories and essays have appeared in a number of publications, including Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney's, The Missouri Review, The Yale Review, A Public Space, and Granta.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559221
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Published: Penguin Press - May 14th, 2019

A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year.


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Mark Coleman - From Suffering to Peace (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00pm

Like yoga and meditation before it, mindfulness seems to be having its moment in the spotlight. It is a buzzword in everything from medicine, the military, and education to sports, prisons, and therapy. Mark Coleman, who has studied mindfulness meditation with teachers in Asia, Europe, and the United States for decades, draws on his knowledge to clarify what mindfulness truly means. Weaving together up-to-the-minute neuroscience and practices based on teachings cultivated, studied, and put to practical use for millennia, his approach is actually a study of how to engage with and transform pain -- in the body, from illnesses and injuries to death; in the heart, as we love and recognize our need for others; and in the mind, as we use our brains to compare, judge, and question and as we fail to understand our interconnectedness with the world. While deep, profound, and multilayered, the mindfulness Coleman teaches has proved effective in a wide variety of settings. In this inspiring evening, Mark Coleman will draw upon his experiences of teaching mindfulness to shine a light on its true promise of ending suffering and finding peace, while offering simple, yet powerful practices that can help you experience more presence, insight, and compassion in your daily life. From Suffering to Peace will help readers of all kinds access and benefit from the "true promise of mindfulness."

Mark Coleman is the author of From Suffering to Peace, Make Peace with Your Mind, and Awake in the Wild.  He is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has an MA in Clinical Psychology. Mark has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide.

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781608686032
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Published: New World Library - May 14th, 2019

Like yoga and meditation before it, mindfulness seems to be having its moment in the spotlight. It is a buzzword in everything from medicine, the military, and education to sports, prisons, and therapy. Mark Coleman, who has studied mindfulness meditation with teachers in Asia, Europe, and the United States for decades, draws on his knowledge to clarify what mindfulness truly means.


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