Dr. Shaili Jain - The Unspeakable Mind (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Unspeakable Mind is the definitive guide for a trauma-burdened age. With profound empathy and meticulous research, Shaili Jain, M.D.—a practicing psychiatrist and PTSD specialist at one of America’s top VA hospitals, trauma scientist at the National Center for PTSD, and a Stanford Professor—shines a long-overdue light on the PTSD epidemic affecting today’s fractured world.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder goes far beyond the horrors of war and is an inescapable part of all our lives. At any given moment, more than six million Americans are suffering with PTSD. Dr. Jain’s groundbreaking work demonstrates the ways this disorder cuts to the heart of life, interfering with one’s capacity to love, create, and work—incapacity brought on by a complex interplay between biology, genetics, and environment. Beyond the struggles of individuals, PTSD has a tangible imprint on our cultures and societies around the world.

Since 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been a huge growth in the science of PTSD, a body of evidence that continues to grow exponentially. With this new knowledge have come dramatic advances in the effective treatment of this condition. Jain draws on a decade of her own clinical innovation and research and argues for a paradigm shift in how PTSD should be approached in the new millennium. She highlights the myriads of ways PTSD care is being transformed to make it more accessible, acceptable, and available to sufferers via integrated care models, use of peer support programs, and technology. By identifying those among us who are most vulnerable to developing PTSD, cutting edge medical interventions that hold the promise of preventing the onset of PTSD are becoming more of a reality than ever before.

Combining vividly recounted patient stories, interviews with some of the world’s top trauma scientists, and her professional expertise from working on the frontlines of PTSD, The Unspeakable Mind offers a textured portrait of this invisible illness that is unrivaled in scope and lays bare PTSD's roots, inner workings, and paths to healing.  This book is essential reading for understanding how humans can recover from unspeakable trauma. The Unspeakable Mind stands as the definitive guide to PTSD and offers lasting hope to sufferers, their loved ones, and health care providers everywhere.

Shaili Jain, M.D. is a British born American Physician of Indian ancestry.  She is a psychiatrist and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder specialist and currently serves as the Medical Director for Integrated Care at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She is a trauma scientist affiliated with the National Center for PTSD, a consortium which is widely regarded as the world's leading center of excellence on PTSD, and a Clinical Associate Professor affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Jain’s work is widely accredited for elucidating the role of paraprofessionals and peers in the treatment of American veterans with PTSD. Her research has been published in some of the most prestigious medical journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychiatric Services and the Journal of Traumatic Stress, in addition to being featured in national publications such as The New York Times. Her medical essays and commentary have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Psychology Today, Kevin MD, STAT, public radio and elsewhere.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780062469069
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Published: Harper - May 7th, 2019

From a physician and post-traumatic stress disorder specialist comes a nuanced cartography of PTSD, a widely misunderstood yet crushing condition that afflicts millions of Americans.


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Raphael Bob-Waksberg - Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory is a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.

Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In “A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion,” a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. “Missed Connection—m4w” is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in “More of the You That You Already Are,” a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can’t be genetically modified.

Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability.

Raphael Bob-Waksberg is the creator and executive producer of the Netflix series BoJack Horseman. This is his first book.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781524732011
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Published: Knopf - June 11th, 2019

From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.


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Chip Conley - Wisdom@Work (The Buck Institute)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

As you move through your career, would you rather grow whole than grow old? That’s the promise of the Modern Elder Academy, Chip Conley’s newest venture, recently featured in the New York Times. You need to apply for the privilege of paying $5000 tuition for a week at the Academy, located on a Mexican beachfront, where you will be provided with the tools to start reframing your lifetime of experience. Or you could join us at the Buck Institute on June 19!

Chip Conley will be sharing the Academy’s lessons in book form in his sensational new book Wisdom@Work: The Making of the Modern Elder. Chip argues that “adolescence” and “retirement” were 20th century inventions. In the “Modern Elder” stage emerging today, he says, we’re full of wisdom and curiosity, and searching for meaning, not retirement. It’s time to liberate “elder” from “elder-ly.”  One is purely how many  years you’ve lived. The other is what you’ve done with those years. Modern Elders, he believes, have a growth mindset and are often as much an intern as a mentor. He calls for new rites of passage for midlife that will help to repurpose wisdom and inspire a sense of relevance through the Modern Elder skill-building process of: Evolve, Learn, Collaborate and Counsel.

Bestselling author, speaker and hospitality entrepreneur Chip Conley is Strategic Advisor at Airbnb. At age 26, he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality and held the position of CEO for 24 years, turning Joie De Vivre into the second largest boutique hotel brand in the world. After selling his company in 2010, he joined Airbnb, and as head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, helped turn it into the world's largest hospitality brand. Conley has received hospitality's highest honor, the Pioneer Award. He serves on the boards of the Burning Man Project and the Esalen Institute and is the author of Peak and the New York Times bestseller Emotional Equations. He holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525572909
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Published: Currency - September 18th, 2018

Experience is making a comeback. Learn how to repurpose your wisdom.


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Caroline Fredrickson - The Democracy Fix (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Despite representing the beliefs of a minority of the American public on many issues, conservatives are in power not just in Washington, DC, but also in state capitals and courtrooms across the country. They got there because, while progressives fought to death over the nuances of policy and to bring attention to specific issues, conservatives focused on simply gaining power by gaming our democracy. They understood that policy follows power, not the other way around.

Now, in her sensational new book, Caroline Fredrickson--who has had a front-row seat on the political drama in DC for decades while working to shape progressive policies as special assistant for legislative affairs to President Clinton, chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell, deputy chief of staff to Senator Tom Daschle, and president of the American Constitution Society--argues that it's time for progressives to focus on winning. In The Democracy Fix, she shows us how we can learn from the right by having the determination to focus on judicial elections, state power, and voter laws without stooping to their dishonest, rule-breaking tactics. We must be ruthless in thinking through how work to change the rules of the game to regain power, expand the franchise, end voter suppression, win judicial elections, and fight for transparency and fairness in our political system, and Fredrickson shows us how.

Caroline Fredrickson is the president of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over. She has been widely published on a range of legal and constitutional issues and is a frequent guest on television and radio shows. Before joining ACS, Caroline served as the director of the ACLU's Washington legislative office and as general counsel and legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, Caroline was chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell and deputy chief of staff to the then Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. During the Clinton administration, she served as special assistant to the president for legislative affairs. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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ISBN: 9781620973899
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Published: New Press - April 23rd, 2019

The former special assistant for legislative affairs to President Clinton, president of the American Constitution Society, and author of the "damn fine" (Elle) Under the Bus shows how the left can undo the right's damage and take the country back

Despite representing the beliefs of a minority of the American public on many issues, conservatives are in power not just in


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Randy Taran - Emotional Advantage (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Award-winning author, producer, and founder of Project Happiness, Randy Taran knows that every emotion, feeling, and mental state has the power to bring us back to our true essence, and readers can use Emotional Advantage as a guide to get there.

In recent years, there has been an overwhelming interest in the science of happiness and positive psychology, and many books on the subject. There is a good reason for this: it is a core, universal human drive. And while happiness has opened the door for many to move forward, there is a burgeoning curiosity about the full range of human emotions, all of which factor into the human experience. What do we do when life does not go as planned?

Neuroscience reveals that to understand and utilize any emotion, we need to “name it to tame it.” It turns out that even negative emotions have something to offer, if we know how to learn from them. Have you ever woken up in a fog of feelings and felt directionless? Or maybe it was hard to pinpoint exactly what you were feeling, but it wasn’t where you wanted to be? What if we could actually use our feelings as a pathway to guide us back to our inner compass? What if, like alchemists, we had the tools to transform our emotions to take charge of creating our very best life? What if we could comprehend how even the most troublesome emotions are sending messages to alert, protect, and fuel us forward?

Emotional Advantage is that guide. It will show us how a new perspective on fear can move us to courage, how guilt can clarify our values, and how anger can help us create healthy boundaries.

As founder and CEO of Project Happiness, Randy Taran has created a global organization that has amassed a loyal following of 2.5 million people in less than two years. She has produced an award-winning documentary on the nature of happiness featuring George Lucas, Richard Gere, neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and the Dalai Lama and has written a book on happiness that has become the basis for curriculum in over 120 countries. She has worked with with First Ladies, Ministers of Education, and major thought leaders, been covered in O magazine, Yoga Journal, and the Huffington Post, and is a board member for the Dalai Lama Foundation and the International Day of Happiness. She is a sought-after speaker around the world.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250200051
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - June 4th, 2019

"Randy Taran, in this book, provides an opportunity for people to look beyond narrow self-interests, to find out and consider what is of interest and benefit to others." —from the foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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Stephen Markley - Ohio (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Since the turn of the century, a generation has come of age knowing only war, recession, political gridlock, racial hostility, and a simmering fear of environmental calamity. In the country’s forgotten pockets, where foreclosures, Walmarts, and opiates riddle the land, death rates for rural whites have skyrocketed. This is the world the characters in Stephen Markley’s brilliant debut novel, Ohio, inherit. This is New Canaan.

On one pivotal summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rust belt town where they grew up, each of them with a mission. There’s Bill Ashcraft, an alcoholic, drug-abusing activist, whose fruitless ambitions have taken him from Cambodia to Zuccotti Park and now back to “The Cane” with a mysterious package strapped to the underside of his truck; Stacey Moore, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting her former lover’s mother; Dan Eaton, a veteran of three tours in Iraq, home for a date with a woman he’s tried to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, whose rendezvous with the captain of the football team triggers the novel’s shocking climax.

Stephen Markley is an author, screenwriter, and journalist. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Markley’s previous books include the novel Ohio, the memoir Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book, and the travelogue Tales of Iceland. He lives in Los Angeles.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781501174483
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 4th, 2019

The critically acclaimed “remarkable debut novel…a wild, angry and devastating masterpiece of a book” (NPR) by Stephen Markley, Ohio is a lyrical, emotional, and “genuinely absorbing” (Washington Post) story set in northeastern Ohio depicting one feverish, fateful summer night when as four former classmates return to their hometown, all haunted by th


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