Jean Fruth with Jeff Idelson - Grassroots Baseball (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, photographer Jean Fruth features more than 250 of the best images from all levels of the amateur game in various US cities, as well as several hotbeds of baseball around the world. Each chapter opens with a portrait of a baseball legend and a first-person essay recounting his early memories of playing the game. Some of the stars highlighted in this full-color book include Whitey Ford, Vladimir Guerrero, Hank Aaron, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, and Ichiro Suzuki. The pages that follow in each chapter document the game from sandlots to big-time ballparks, and at every level of organized baseball, giving readers a window into how these legends' careers began. With an introduction by Cal Ripken, Jr., a foreword by Steve Wulf, and an afterword by Johnny Bench, this book makes the perfect gift for baseball fans of all teams.

Jean Fruth has been a photographer for nearly two decades and shooting baseball for the past 15 years. She covered the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, before turning her attention to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, where she helped to build the museum’s profile and photo archive. Today, Fruth is the traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball, a digital media company and Hall of Fame partner that tells the story of Latino baseball across the United States and Latin America. She is recognized by Sony as one of its 45 Sony Artisans of Imagery, world-wide.

Jeff Idelson has spent 33 years in baseball, including the last 25 with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, and has served as president of the world-renowned Museum since 2008. Prior to his tenure with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Jeff served as director of media relations and publicity for the New York Yankees from 1989-1993. He began his professional career as an intern in the public relations department of the Boston Red Sox, continuing work in the team’s public relations department in 1987-88. Jeff cut his teeth as a center fielder in Newton Central Little League, retiring as a player at age 12, later becoming a vendor at Fenway Park.

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By Jean Fruth (By (photographer))
$60.00
ISBN: 9781683583257
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sports Publishing - June 4th, 2019

A photographic tribute to how ballplayers get their start with memories from Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, Randy Johnson, Ichiro Suzuki, Vladimir Guerrero, and more. With an Introduction by Cal Ripken, Jr.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: David Corbett - The Final Polish

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 10:00am
photo of author and writing teacher David Corbett

Sunday: September 29 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $150

This class has been canceled. 

You’ve finished and revised your manuscript and believe it’s ready to send it out. But in today’s competitive marketplace, you may get only one chance to impress agents and editors. In this workshop, David Corbett will review your first ten pages and a one-to-two-page synopsis to determine: How unique is the voice? How compelling are the story questions? How engaging are the main characters? How high are the stakes?

After registering, your manuscript and synopsis must be submitted to classes@bookpassage.com by Sept. 22.

David Corbett is the award-winning author of The Art of Character and six novels, including The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday.

What Students Say about David Corbett

"To learn from David Corbett is to be in a safe space with a wise, patient teacher. David allows you room to make mistakes and learn from them; his feedback is exhaustive and extremely helpful...  With David, I have learned to create complex, real characters, define character arcs, and let them lead me into a well-knit plot. Thanks to his advice over the years, I now partner with a very good agent, and have landed a publishing deal." —Damyanti Biswas, author of You Beneath Your Skin 

"David is an insightful, passionate, supportive teacher and writing coach. He is attuned to the needs of his students and meets them wherever they are in their writing careers. He pushed me (nicely) to understand my characters deeply, to discover what made them tick, and to let them breathe on their own. That turned out to be the first book in a series and I'm still listening to David's advice as I head into the third one." —Susan C. Shea, author of Love & Death in Burgundy 

"David Corbett's teaching style should be measured by the success of his students. I and two of my classmates (see below) have progressed greatly since studying with him in 2015. My novel was published in 2016. Another classmate's novel is now with the publisher and will soon be in bookstores. A third classmate got an agent just a year after working with David. You can't argue with results!" —Rick Pullen 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Seane Corn - Revolution of the Soul (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00pm

“My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might think.” So begins Revolution of the Soul.

What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor--except, this book is so much more than that.

Seane Corn's real purpose is to guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing—not just as abstract ideas but as embodied, fully-felt wisdom. Why? To spark a "revolution of the soul" in each of us, so we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change. Just a few of the stops along the way include: The everyday "angels" Seane finds in the gritty corners of New York's 1980s East Village; her early struggles as a total yoga-class misfit; the profound shadow work and body-based practices that helped her to heal childhood trauma, OCD, unhealthy behaviors, and relationship wounding; hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on the planet; and many other unforgettable teaching stories.

Seane Corn is an internationally recognized yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in magazines, on NPR, and on Oprah.com, Seane uses her platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. In 2005, she was named “National Yoga Ambassador” for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 received the Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Seane has worked with communities in need in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, and Africa—teaching yoga, providing support for changes to child labor, and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Seane is also cofounder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, which have raised almost $3.5 million since 2007, activating the yoga community in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe. She’s created many instructional DVDs, including her groundbreaking series The Yoga of Awakening with Sounds True.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781622039173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sounds True - September 3rd, 2019

Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty—enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings—to help us heal, evolve, and change the world


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Dr. Laura Little - Guilty Pleasures (San Francisco Store)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 3:00pm

Few people associate law books with humor. Yet the legal world--in particular the American legal system--is itself frequently funny. Indeed, jokes about the profession are staples of American comedy. And there is actually humor within the world of law too: both lawyers and judges occasionally strive to be funny to deal with the drudgery of their duties. Just as importantly, though, our legal system is a strong regulator of humor. It encourages some types of humor while muzzling or punishing others. In a sense, law and humor engage a two-way feedback loop: humor provides the raw material for legal regulation and legal regulation inspires humor. In Guilty Pleasures, legal scholar Laura Little provides a multi-faceted account of American law and humor, looking at constraints on humor (and humor's effect on law), humor about law, and humor in law. In addition to interspersing amusing episodes from the legal world throughout the book, the book contains 75 New Yorker cartoons about lawyers and a preface by Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker.

Laura Little is a Professor of Law and Government at Temple University Law School.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780190625764
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 31st, 2018

Few people associate law books with humor. Yet the legal world--in particular the American legal system--is itself frequently funny. Indeed, jokes about the profession are staples of American comedy. And there is actually humor within the world of law too: both lawyers and judges occasionally strive to be funny to deal with the drudgery of their duties.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

A Is for Anthology: The Writing and Publishing of Short Stories (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

Panelists include: Robin C. Stuart, author of SegFault; Margaret Lucke, Fault Lines editor and author of Two Hundred Miles; Deborah Lacy, author of Please See Me; J.J. Lamb, author of Two-Buck Hitch; and Judith Janeway, author of Get a Life

Fog shrouds the landscape. Redwood treetops disappear into the sky. Ocean waves crash against rocky cliffs. And sometimes a fault line cracks open, shaking our world.

Fault Lines explores faults that exist not just in the earth but in people—the flaws and failings that lead us to commit grievous acts against someone else, and the guilt and culpability we bear. It also examines the lines that we draw to connect clues, expose secrets, establish bonds, and lead us to justice.

Sisters in Crime/Northern California’s first short story anthology offers 19 tales that will take you on an exciting journey around our earthquake-prone region and beyond.

The editor of Fault Lines and several of its contributors discuss the rewards and challenges of writing and publishing short stories.

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By Margaret Lucke (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781733694209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sisters in Crime Northern California Chapter - March 27th, 2019

Fault lines in the earth can shake our world. Fault lines within people give rise to wrongs that must be righted. Sisters in Crime/Northern California's first short story anthology invites you to take a journey into mystery and intrigue, with 19 short stories that explore crime, guilt, and justice in our earthquake-prone region and beyond.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Billy Jensen - Chase Darkness with Me (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:30pm

Have you ever wanted to solve a murder? Gather the clues the police overlooked? Put together the pieces? Identify the suspect?

Journalist Billy Jensen spent fifteen years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families of victims. Every story he wrote had one thing in common--they didn't have an ending. The killer was still out there.

But after the sudden death of a friend, crime writer and author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara, Billy became fed up. Following a dark night, he came up with a plan. A plan to investigate past the point when the cops had given up. A plan to solve the murders himself.

You'll ride shotgun as Billy identifies the Halloween Mask Murderer, finds a missing girl in the California Redwoods, and investigates the only other murder in New York City on 9/11. You'll hear intimate details of the hunts for two of the most terrifying serial killers in history: his friend Michelle McNamara's pursuit of the Golden State Killer and his own quest to find the murderer of the Allenstown Four. And Billy gives you the tools--and the rules--to help solve murders yourself.

Gripping, complex, unforgettable, Chase Darkness with Me is an examination of the evil forces that walk among us, illustrating a novel way to catch those killers, and a true-crime narrative unlike any you've read before.

Billy Jensen is an investigative journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. He helped finish Michelle McNamara’s New York Times bestseller I’ll Be Gone in the Dark after her untimely death.

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By Billy Jensen, Karen Kilgariff (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492685852
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - August 13th, 2019

***With an exclusive behind-the-scenes conversation between Billy Jensen and retired detective Paul Holes on the Golden State Killer, their favorite cold cases, and more***

Have you ever wanted to solve a murder? Gather the clues the police overlooked? Put together the pieces? Identify the suspect?


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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