Duffy Jennings - Reporter's Note Book (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Duffy Jennings became a San Francisco Chronicle reporter at the dawn of the 1970s, one of the century’s most turbulent decades for crime and social unrest in Northern California. The period was marked by political assassinations, serial killings, kidnappings, a mass suicide, attacks on police, a courthouse shootout, racial murders, gang warfare, and an assortment of counterculture terrorists and whack-job loners with guns and bombs. It was also a time of profound cultural and political upheaval anti-Vietnam War marches; draft protests; the black power movement; feminism; gay rights; and new excesses in sex, drugs, and rock and roll. In some ways, it was all connected. Reporter’s Note Book: A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies, is Jennings’s vivid behind-the-scenes account of the stories that shocked the Bay Area one afer another, culminating in the tragic Jonestown mass suicides and the city hall assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and gay Supervisor Harvey Milk ten days later in November 1978.

Duffy Jennings has compiled a distinguished career in journalism and communications over five decades as a reporter, publicist, corporate communications executive, public relations consultant, magazine publisher and freelance writer. As a prize-winning reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle in the tumultuous 1970s, Jennings’ coverage included the City Hall assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the Patty Hearst kidnapping, and the Zodiac and Zebra serial murders. Veteran actor Adam Goldberg portrayed Duffy in the 2007 film, Zodiac. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, San Francisco Magazine, Los Gatos Magazine, SFGate.com and other publications. This is his first book. After his journalism career, Jennings served as vice president of public relations for the San Francisco Giants, online sporting goods retailer Fogdog.com, and two Silicon Valley public policy organizations. He also operated his own PR business for twenty years. Duffy earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Bonnie Becker, and has two grown children, a step-daughter, and two grandsons.

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781950393923
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Published: Grizzly Peak Press - June 4th, 2019

Duffy Jennings became a San Francisco Chronicle reporter at the dawn of the 1970s, one of the century’s most turbulent decades for crime and social unrest in Northern California.


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LitWings Event Series (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Tickets: $10

Join us to celebrate literature, photography, and film!

Hosted by author Erin Byrne, LitWings brings together international writers, photographer and filmmakers. Presenters include National Geographic photographers, New York Times bestselling authors, and Emmy award winning filmmakers sharing work that highlights many places around the world.  To see the full LitWings line up for the past two years, go to blog.e-byrne.com

Come celebrate the incredible work of LitWings presenters and make connections with writers, photographers and filmmakers!

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Erin Byrne, Host
Award-winning author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film.  Erin has written dozens of award-winning and widely published travel essays, and is Travel Writing and Photography Curator of the Creative Process Exhibition, launched at The Sorbonne, which travels to the world's leading universities.  She has taught writing at Shakespeare and Company in Paris, Book Passage, and on Deep Travel trips around the globe.

Cara Black, Writer
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 20 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, the latest of which is Murder in Bel-Air. Cara has received nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book of the Year citation, and the Médaille de la Ville de Paris, the Paris City Medal, in recognition of contribution to international culture.

Ernest White II, Filmmaker
Producer and host of television travel docu-series, Fly Brother, which highlights friendships and connections around the world.  His writing has been featured in Time Out London, USA Today, and at TravelChanel.com. Fly Brother will premiere on PBS in January, and Ernest recently appeared at LitWings Paris at La Caféothèque and the Cannes Film Festival.

Matthew Félix, Podcast Producer
Award-winning author of A Voice Beyond Reason, With Open Arms: Misadventures in Morocco, and Porcelain Travels.  Adventure, humor, and spirituality infuse his work, which draws on his experience in more than 50 countries.  Matthew is host of Matthew Félix on Air, which highlights people from all over the world who create and make a difference. Matthew recently joined Erin, Italian author and playwright Alberto Rigettini, Danish photographer Lone Morch, and Ernest at LitWings Paris at La Caféothèque.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781609521134
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Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - March 29th, 2016

France is steeped in refined traditions, with its rich history, exquisite art, robust culture, and varied cuisine. Writer Erin Byrne was changed by traveling around this country with the ghosts of artists and historical figures who shared with her their guides to living.


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By Byrne Erin (Editor), Pook Anna (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780985267209
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Published: Reputation Books - August 9th, 2016

Vignettes & Postcards From Paris is a new edition of the award-winning anthology of writings from Shakespeare and Company Bookstore edited by Erin Byrne and Anna Pook, which includes new stories and poems by Marcia DeSanctis (100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go), Billy Collins, Don George, Georgia Hesse, the top-hatted SpokenWord poets of Paris and others.


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By Erin Byrne (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781944387068
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Published: Reputation Books - August 9th, 2016

Vignettes & Postcards From Morocco is an anthology of writings edited by Erin Byrne (Wings). From Fez to Marrakech, Casablanca to Tangier, The Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, writers Suzanna Clarke (A House in Fez), Phil Cousineau, Paul Bowles, Michael Chabon and others seek the ancient and celebrate the exotic in Morocco. Sketches by Anna Elkins.


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ISBN: 9781616959296
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Published: Soho Crime - June 4th, 2019

Cara Black’s riveting 19th installment in her New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series entangles private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris’s 12th arrondissement.


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ISBN: 9781641290265
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Published: Soho Crime - May 7th, 2019

A confession fifty years in the making puts everyone’s favorite Paris détéctive très chic, Aimée Leduc, on a collision course with the “Hand,” a cabal of corrupt Parisian cops among who masterminded her father's murder—and among whose ranks he might have once found membership.


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$11.99
ISBN: 9780997761955
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Published: Solificatio - October 2016

"I loved the powerful and inspiring message of this tale."- Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite (5-star review)A young Spaniard's awakening to his intuition gets him out of his head, so he can follow his heart.Amazon.ca Best-Selling Novel #1 Kindle Metaphysical * #1 Spirituality Books#1 Inspirational Books * #1 Metaphysical & Visionary BooksSynopsis: In his mountai


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$9.99
ISBN: 9780997761900
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Published: Solificatio - July 26th, 2016

Winner of Three Solas Awards for Travel Writing #1 Amazon Bestseller: Kindle Morocco * Books Morocco * Kindle Africa * Books Africa"Matthew's prose is a dance between the richness and delicacy of poetry and the bawdy, acerbic wit of a standup comic." - The Best Travel Writing, Volume II contributor Keith SkinnerAlso check out Matthew's NEW book, Porcelain Travels A Foreword INDIES Book of the Yea


Porcelain Travels: Humor, Horror and Revelation in, on and around Toilets, Tubs and Showers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997761924
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Published: Solificatio - October 12th, 2018

His unorthodox bathing practices in Paris. The Dead Sea shower incident that led to an arrest. The nightmare while he was trapped on a bus without a bathroom in Anatolia, his retelling of which won Gold for Humor in the 2018 Solas Awards. Maybe it's Matthew's no-frills approach to experiencing the world that gets him into situations that are sometimes hilarious, sometimes cringeworthy.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Vivian Ho - Those Who Wander (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

In 2015, the senseless Bay Area murders of twenty-three-year-old Audrey Carey and sixty-seven-year-old Steve Carter were personal tragedies for the victims' families. But they also shed light on a more complex issue. The killers were three drifters scrounging for a living among a burgeoning counterculture population. Soon this community of runaways and transients became vulnerable scapegoats of a modern witch hunt. The supposedly progressive residents of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, only two generations removed from the Summer of Love, now feared all of society's outcasts as threats.

In Those Who Wander, Vivian Ho delves deep into a rising subculture that's changing the very fabric of her city and all of urban America. Moving beyond the disheartening statistics, she gives voices to these young people--victims of abuse, failed foster care, mental illness, and drug addiction. She also doesn't ignore the threat they pose to themselves and to others as a dangerous dark side emerges. With alarming urgency, she asks what can be done to save the next generation of America's vagabond youth.

Available in hardcover and paperback

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ISBN: 9781503903722
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Published: Little a - September 2019

Award-winning journalist Vivian Ho exposes a shattering true-crime story, shedding light on America's new lost generation.


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$24.95
ISBN: 9781503903739
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Published: Little a - September 2019

Award-winning journalist Vivian Ho exposes a shattering true-crime story, shedding light on America's new lost generation.


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Jacqueline Woodson - Red at the Bone (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:00pm

Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's extraordinary new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child.

As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony--a celebration that ultimately never took place.

Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.

Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books including the 2016 New York Times-bestselling National Book Award finalist for adult fiction, Another Brooklyn. Among her many accolades, Woodson is a four-time National Book Award finalist, a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a two-time NAACP Image Award Winner, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award Winner. Her New York Times-bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, received the National Book Award in 2014. Woodson is also the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and recipient of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children's Literature Legacy Award. In 2015, she was named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She lives with her family in New York.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

"Gorgeous, moving…A story of love—romantic and familial—and alienation, grief and triumph, disaster and survival." —Nylon
 


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Angie Manfredi - The (Other) F Word (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable and gift-worthy guide about body image and fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage.

Angie Manfredi is a librarian and writer who owns every season of Law and Order on DVD and sends over 150 handwritten Valentines every year. She has spent the last 11 years working directly with children and teens of all ages in a public library and now works in library consulting on all things youth services. Angie is fat and not sorry about it. She is a passionate advocate for literacy, diversity, and decolonizing the discourse surrounding children’s literature.

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By Angie Manfredi (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737503
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Published: Amulet Books - September 24th, 2019

The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance
 
Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Mag Dimond - Bowing to Elephants (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Introduced by Jack Kornfield

Who would have thought a privileged white woman of a mature age would finally see herself while gazing into the feathery eyes of a 14,000 lb. African elephant?  Or that a dream of death in a steamy Phnom Penh hotel room would help an abandoned daughter find the love she assumed was gone?

Bowing to Elephants is a travel memoir with a twist – the story of an unloved rich girl from San Francisco who becomes a travel junkie, searching for herself in the world to avoid the tragic fate of her narcissistic, alcoholic mother.  Haunted by images of childhood loneliness and the need to learn about her world, she journeys to far flung places -- into the perfumed chaos of India, the nostalgic damp streets of Paris, the gray watery world of Venice in the winter, the reverent and silent mountains of Bhutan, and the gold temples of Burma.  She discovers kinship, comfort and love amongst giant elephants in Kenya, and looks for answers to old questions in Vietnam and the tragically ravaged landscape of Cambodia. In the end, she sees herself as a citizen of the larger world. She accepts the death of the mother she never really had, and she finds peace and her authentic self in the refuge of Buddhist practice.

Mag Dimond has been a world traveler since the age of eleven when her mother took her to live in Italy for three years.  She has traveled extensively in Europe, and ventured to such exotic landscapes as India, Cambodia, Bhutan, Japan, Kenya, China, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cuba.  Through it all she kept detailed journals and photographed all the adventures.

With a BA in Creative Writing, MA in Comparative Literature, she embarked on a teaching career which lasted almost 20 years, teaching writing to college students in San Francisco and in Taos, New Mexico.  Most recently she volunteers as a writing tutor at 826 Valencia, an esteemed literacy program in San Francisco launched by local writer David Eggers.  Since the 1990’s she has been a practicing Buddhist and dedicated member of Spirit Rock Meditation Center north of San Francisco.  She dedicated 10 years to hospice work with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco beginning in 2005.

Some of the loves of her life are:  her family, playing her grandmother’s baby grand, meditation, traveling, knitting, walking by the Pacific Ocean, writing practice, teaching, reading great literature, and enjoying good food and wine with friends.  In odd day-dreaming moments, she channels MFK Fisher and imagines writing a collection of intimate and witty essays about food and culture.

Essays excerpted from her memoir have been honored in a number of literary contests, specifically American Literary Review, Travelers Tales Solas Awards, Tulip Tree “Stories that Must be Told” Awards, and the Faulkner Wisdom Awards for 2017.  Additionally, she has published a number of short pieces on Elephant Journal, an online magazine with a readership of close to two million.  She has been a blogger for many years; you can find current (and earlier) essays on www.magdimond.com.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631525964
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Published: She Writes Press - September 17th, 2019

In Bowing to Elephants, a woman seeking love and authenticity comes to understand herself as a citizen of the world through decades of wandering the globe. During her travels she sees herself more clearly as she gazes into the feathery eyes of a 14,000-pound African elephant and looks for answers to old questions in Vietnam and the tragically ravaged landscape of Cambodia.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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