Tony Broadbent - The Timeless Teachings of Guru Zuzu (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 4:00pm

If you live with a cat (and let's be clear, you are living with your cat, not the other way around) you may also be living with a guru. You may have noticed "your" cat's smarts, the way she knows exactly when it is four a.m. and thus time to apply her right paw to your lower lip. Or her instincts in sensing, hours before the vet appointment, that it's time to blend imperceptibly in with the dust bunnies under your bed. But did you know that the snoozing bundle of fur on your sofa is also, most likely, a spiritual teacher worthy of reverence and devotion? A saying celebrated in the teachings of Lao Tzu and Zen Buddhism promises that "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." Author Tony Broadbent experienced this when a cat, subsequently named Zuzu--named after "Zuzu's Petals" in the film, It's a Wonderful Life--showed up in his life. In tribute he has created The Timeless Teachings of Guru Zuzu--a series of delightful spreads with nuggets of wit and wisdom on the left and image on the right. So get ready for your own visitation. If you share a domicile with a cat, you don't have to climb a mountaintop, go to an ashram, or learn a new way to breathe. You already have all you need.

Tony Broadbent is the author of mysteries including The Smoke, about a Cockney cat (yes, cat) burglar in post-war London and The Beatles in Liverpool, Hamburg, London. Broadbent lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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ISBN: 9781608685936
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Published: New World Library - May 7th, 2019

If you live with a cat, you live with a teacher, one that watches your every move.

When author Tony Broadbent began observing his cat Zuzu in all her daily wanderings, he found she led him to new pathways of thought, new insights, and an unexpected trove of wisdom.

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John Doe & Tom DeSavia - More Fun in the New World (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 4:30pm

Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national--and often international--stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded.

As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit.

In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitude that continued to fuel the flames of new music. More Fun in the New World follows the progression of the first decade of L.A. punk, its conclusion, and its cultural rebirth.

John Doe, a founding member of groundbreaking punk band X, has recorded eight solo records and as an actor has appeared in over fifty films and television productions.

Tom DeSavia is a long time record and music publishing A&R man based in Los Angeles, California. DeSavia began his music industry career as a journalist.

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ISBN: 9780306922121
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Published: Da Capo Press - June 4th, 2019

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, with 50 rare photos

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ISBN: 9780306825330
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Published: Da Capo Press - April 25th, 2017

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there.

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Left Coast Writers® Launch: Wanderland Writers Night

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

A night of unabashed travel tales and fun with authors from Left Coast Writers®. In this Caravansary, a selection of travel writers will share their stories from the road.

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Writer's Tribe Launch: Jacqueline Faber - A Purrfect Home for Kitters (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

Children and adults alike face times when courage and acceptance are needed to navigate unwanted change. Jacqueline Faber's picture book, A Purrfect Home for Kitters, creates an understandable roadmap for young readers when facing the unfamiliar, and it's told from the cat's point of view! It will make you laugh and touch your heart.

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Susan Jane Gilman - Donna Has Left the Building (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

From the beloved, New York Times-bestselling author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress comes a hilarious, timely, and big-hearted new novel about rebuilding life in the face of disaster.

Forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski is an ex-punk rocker, a recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime. As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim everything she believes she's sacrificed since her wild youth: Great friendship, passionate love, and her art. But as she careens across the U.S. from Detroit to New York to Memphis to Nashville, nothing turns out as she imagines. Ultimately, she finds herself resurrected on the other side of the globe, on a remote island embroiled in a crisis far bigger than her own.

Irresistibly funny, whip-smart, and surprisingly moving, Donna Has Left the Building spins an unforgettable tale about what it means to be brave--and to truly love--in a tumultuous world.

Susan Jane Gilman is the bestselling author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, Kiss My Tiara, Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, and the novel, The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street. She has provided commentary for NPR and written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Ms. Magazine, among others.

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ISBN: 9781538762417
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 4th, 2019

From the beloved, New York Times-bestselling author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress comes a hilarious, timely, and big-hearted new novel about rebuilding life in the face of disaster.

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Special Event - Tribute to Peter Everwine (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

Join Bill Broder, Sandra Hoben--a poet who studied with Everwine and long-term resident of Mill Valley--along with two close poet friends of his, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar in a tribute to Peter Everwine. Featuring an edition of Peter Everwine’s last poems, Pulling the Invisible But Heavy Cart, just published by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press at Nacogdoches, Texas.


Bill Broder, Literary Executor for Peter Everwine, has published six novels, three works of historical fiction, and three memoirs. Broder has also acted as member, Executive Director and Artistic Director of a playwright’s workshop, California On Stage, and has completed a number of full-length plays that were stage-read throughout Northern California. Abalone! was produced in Carmel, California. Professionally, Broder has worked extensively as a free-lance writer, specializing in the writing, design, and production of educational materials for museums, schools, exhibitions, and publishing companies.


Peter Everwine (1930 - 2018)

Peter Everwine was brought up in western Pennsylvania. He attended Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and studied with Yvor Winters at Stanford on a Jones Fellowship (later called a Stegner Fellowship). In 1962 he began teaching at Fresno State and retired from CSU Fresno in 1992. He is the author of eight collections of poetry including Collecting the Animals (Atheneum) which won the Lamont Poetry Prize, Keeping the Night (Atheneum), and From the Meadow: New & Selected Poems (2004) from the Univ. of Pittsburgh Press. Everwine's recent collections of poetry are The Countries We Live In: Selected Poems of Natan Zach 1955-1979 (Tavern Books, 2011), and Listening Long and Late (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), and the limited- edition poetry chapbook A Small Clearing (Aureole Press, 2016).

Everwine also published translations of the Nauhuatl/Aztec, in a volume, In the House of Light, with Stone Wall Press (1970), The Static Element: Selected Poems of Natan Zach, the Israeli poet, with Atheneum, in 1983, and then more translations from the Aztecs in Working the Song Fields, with The Eastern Washington University Press, 2009.

At California State University Fresno, with Philip Levine, and later C.G. Hanzlicek, Everwine was responsible for the renowned creative writing program, often referred to as “the Fresno School.” Many nationally recognized poets today owe their careers and writing lives in large part to their time in Fresno working with Everwine, Levine, and Hanzlicek. The poets Larry Levis, David St. John, Roberta Spear, Gary Soto, Dixie Salazar, Ernesto Trejo, Kathy Fagan, Greg Pape, Jon Veinberg, and Luis Omar Salinas are but a few whose skills and poetic sensibilities were influenced and shaped at Fresno State.

Everwine’s career included a senior Lecturer Fulbright award for the University of Haifa, Israel, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His poems were published in many prominent literary journals have been widely anthologized.


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ISBN: 9781936205950
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Published: Stephen F. Austin University Press - May 30th, 2019

The editors of this volume share Peter Everwine’s opinion that the art speaks for itself and should be paramount.  Even the artist does not know the full meaning of the creation. There has to be a reader, a spectator, a viewer for the act to have full resonance. We leave that resonance to each of you who read the poems.  

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