Charlie Gilkey - Start Finishing

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Though we’ve created more productivity tools and strategies than ever, many people are frustrated that they’re not making progress on what’s most important to them. We’re to-do list ninjas, knocking off task after task but doing less of what really matters.

“The problem with most approaches to productivity is that they focus on superficial fixes without teaching you the deeper skills you need to succeed. To do meaningful work requires courage, setting good boundaries, being disciplined, and knowing what matters to you,” writes Charlie Gilkey. “The payoff is that you’re on the way to thriving and becoming the person you want to be in the world.”

With Start Finishing, Gilkey presents a systematic, root-cause approach for overcoming the real pitfalls to productivity and turning your ideas into finished projects. He outlines a powerful seven-step method for success—including identifying your genius, building a success pack of supporters, navigating multiple projects, and using each completed step to create momentum that propels you toward your larger goals. With deep insight and clarity—and contributions from Seth Godin, Susan Piver, Jonathan Fields, and more—Gilkey provides an invaluable set of tools to help you stop being bogged down with task lists and start finishing your best work.

Charlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a company that helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. He is the author of The Small Business Life Cycle, and is widely cited in outlets such as Inc., Time, Forbes, the Guardian, Lifehacker, and more. He’s also an Army veteran and near-PhD in philosophy. He lives in Portland, Oregon. For more, visit productiveflourshing.com.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781683642633
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Published: Sounds True - September 24th, 2019

Productivity Meets Purpose—Discover a Powerful 9-Step Method to Start Finishing the Work That Matters Most

How much of your time and attention lately has been focused on things that truly matter to you?

Most people's honest answer is: not enough.

Everyone is buried by busywork, responsibility, distraction, and fatigue.


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Tamika Christy - Never Too Soon (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Lacey Wilson

Things are looking up for Anaya Goode after the deaths of her brother and mother. She is the youngest (and highest paid) executive in Alameda County. She is in an adoring relationship with the love of her life, her natural twists are on point, and she runs a six-minute mile. What else matters?

When Anaya is tasked with leading negotiations for the most significant development agreement in County history, her world unravels. If the antics of inept officials and her micromanaging boss aren't enough to drive Anaya mad, she discovers that her ex-boyfriend Jeff is commissioned as a consultant on the development agreement. Anaya hasn't had contact with Jeff since their messy break-up six years ago.

As negotiations for the development agreement intensify, an internal scandal threatens Anaya's reputation—and her job. Amid bureaucratic indecision and public outrage, Anaya leans on Jeff for support, and unresolved feelings resurface.

As Anaya questions her steady relationship, her extended family's perception of her as Goode matriarch puts her in the middle of every aunt's and cousin's problem. She is tired of serving as supplemental income to her scripture-quoting, ever-pregnant sister, and would love to burn the imaginary pedestal her family has perched her on. Can she see her work and family commitments through and still maintain her love life---and more importantly, her sense of self?

Ripe with witty dialogue and relatable characters, Never Too Soon offers a look into complicated relationships and haunting pasts, and shows the importance of the familial ties that bind.

A Bay Area native, Tamika Christy began writing at an early age, prompted by the gift of a journal. She continued writing throughout college where she realized her talent for creating intriguing plots and multidimensional characters. Using words to paint vivid landscapes of the emotions, triumphs, and the madness of life, Tamika continued to nurture her love for writing while attending law school, where she gave birth to her first novel Any Time Soon, which won the Next Generation Finalist Award for African American Fiction. Now a practicing attorney, Tamika still devotes time to her love of writing.

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781945448430
Availability: Backordered
Published: BQB Publishing - September 2019

Book 2 in the "Anaya's World" series.

Things are looking up for Anaya Goode after the deaths of her brother and mother. She is the youngest (and highest paid) executive in Alameda County. She is in an adoring relationship with the love of her life, her natural twists are on point, and she runs a six-minute mile.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Tracy McCubbin - Making Space, Clutter Free (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:00am

In Making Space, Clutter Free, decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin offers revolutionary help to anyone who has repeatedly tried to break their clutter's mysterious hold. Her powerful answer lies in the 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks, unconscious obstacles that stood between thousands of her clients and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks.

Once a Clutter Block is revealed--and healed--true transformation of home and life is possible. Her empowering techniques and strategies help you:

  • Recognize and overcome your Clutter Block(s) to liberate your home
  • Lighten and purge without the rigidity of the other methods
  • Use your home to attain life goals like health, wealth and love

It's time to break through your Clutter Blocks and discover the lasting happiness waiting for you on the other side

Tracy works with several of Hollywood's A-list celebs, and has appeared regularly on the Hallmark Channel, KTLA-TV, MindBodyGreen, Well+Good, and more. Tracy is available for interviews by phone, email, and in-studio to discuss her book and assist with any upcoming home improvement features you have in the works.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781492675198
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - June 4th, 2019

"This isn't another Kondo-clone, because she dives into the heart of why decluttering is so difficult."-- Booklist, STARRED Review

Discover the freedom of a beautiful home, personal purpose, and joyful inner confidence


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Julie Satow - The Plaza (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 1:00pm

From the moment in 1907 when New York millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury.

For some, the hotel evokes images of F. Scott Fitzgerald frolicking in the Pulitzer Fountain, or Eloise, the impish young guest who pours water down the mail chute. But the true stories captured in The Plaza also include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, and the tale of the disgraced Indian tycoon who ran the hotel from a maximum-security prison cell, 7,000 miles away in Delhi.

In this definitive history, award-winning journalist Julie Satow not only pulls back the curtain on Truman Capote's Black and White Ball and The Beatles' first stateside visit-she also follows the money trail. The Plaza reveals how a handful of rich, dowager widows were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel during the Great Depression, and how, today, foreign money and anonymous shell companies have transformed iconic guest rooms into condominiums that shield ill-gotten gains-hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it.

The Plaza is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.

Julie Satow is an award-winning journalist who has covered real estate in New York City for more than a decade. A regular contributor to the New York Times, her work has also appeared on National Public Radio, the New York Post, HuffPost, and elsewhere.

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$29.00
ISBN: 9781455566679
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Published: Twelve - June 4th, 2019

Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jack Gibson - Images of America: Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Municipal Water District (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

Mount Tamalpais rose from the land that has become Marin County. As the crown jewel of the Marin Municipal Water District, the mountain and adjoining watersheds total 22,000 acres. These properties sit adjacent to county open space as well as holdings of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mount Tamalpais State Park. Together, the land provides an unparalleled world-class recreation and wilderness area only 30 minutes from the city of San Francisco. Amidst the upheaval of the Progressive Era, the Water District was chartered in 1912 by citizens of Marin County to create a public water system and to fulfill the promise of a park. Rich with possibility, the land had remained surprisingly undeveloped throughout the 19th century. Surviving the Gold Rush, a notorious period of wanton greed for natural resources, the mountain needed protection. Armed with the power of eminent domain, the Water District started the conversion of the vast watershed areas from private to community ownership, a process that ultimately saved the mountain and left in its formidable shadow the beloved and beautifully preserved natural land of the Mount Tamalpais Watershed. Journey through that history with the photographs captured in Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Municipal Water District.

Jack Gibson has been on the board of directors of the Marin Municipal Water District since 1995. He is an avid historian, a former history teacher, and a practicing Marin County attorney.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9780738593173
Availability: Special Order
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 11th, 2012

Mount Tamalpais rose from the land that has become Marin County. As the crown jewel of the Marin Municipal Water District, the mountain and adjoining watersheds total 22,000 acres. These properties sit adjacent to county open space as well as holdings of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mount Tamalpais State Park.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Chris Rainier - Mask (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 4:00pm

Mask presents a striking collection of rare masks steeped in ancient tradition, captured through the lens of one of the world’s most celebrated documentary photographers.

Concerned by the loss of cultural diversity in our rapidly modernizing world, photographer Chris Rainier traveled the globe documenting the world’s disappearing cultures with a focus on indigenous dances and rituals. The result is this mesmerizing photographic collection of rare and ancient masks, collected over 30 years across six continents.

Preserved in remote locations rarely visited by outsiders, the masks displayed in this book are hallmarks of little-known and endangered cultural and religious traditions from around the globe.

Through his stunning photography—at once mysterious and ethereal—Rainier takes us on a continent-spanning exploration of the practice of veiling one face with another—from the masks used in scarification rituals in Burkina Faso to Bön Buddhist masks long hidden away in a Bhutanese monastery. Accompanying the striking images are a foreword by renowned essayist Pico Iyer and stories recounting Rainier’s journeys to the remote reaches to preserve and celebrate these ancient objects of beauty and power and the cultures that produced them.

Rainier, a National Geographic explorer and photographer, has dedicated his life to preserving cultural heritage. Through his lens, we see an awe-inspiring portrayal of the rich cultural diversity our world still has to offer.

Chris Rainier is a documentary photographer and National Geographic explorer who is highly respected for his documentation of endangered cultures and traditional languages around the globe. He is a fellow at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Prior to Mask, he published five books documenting traditional cultures around the globe, from the Stone Age tribes of New Guinea to the ancient tradition of tattoo body marking. Rainier is the director of the Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation, a global program focused on legally preserving biodiversity and cultural heritage. Rainier has photographed on all seven continents, focusing on the preservation of the planet’s last wildernesses and traditional cultures.

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By Chris Rainier (By (photographer)), Pico Iyer (Foreword by)
$75.00
ISBN: 9781683836452
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Published: Earth Aware Editions - September 24th, 2019

Mask presents a striking collection of rare masks steeped in ancient tradition, captured through the lens of one of the world’s most celebrated documentary photographers.

Celebrated photographer Chris Rainier has documented indigenous and endangered cultures worldwide.


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