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CANCELLED: Chris Algieri - The Fighter's Kitchen (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Please note: This event has been cancelled

Ever wonder how professional MMA fighters in the UFC prepare their bodies for fights? The real training often starts in the kitchen, where the right meals at the right times can give fighters everything they need to be ready for their next match.

Fighters fuel their bodies with precise nutrients delivered at specific times to achieve their functional physiques--and now you can too. The Fighter's Kitchen provides expert guidance on what and when to eat, and it helps you understand how our bodies use what we eat to burn fat and build lean, strong muscle. Through phased weekly meal plans, expert insight on how and when to take full advantage of your body's muscle-building capabilities, and 100 delicious recipes, you'll find yourself looking ring ready even if you have no plans to step into one.

Chris Algieri is a former World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight boxing champion, ISKA world welterweight kickboxing champion, and WKA world super welterweight world kickboxing champion with more than 13 years of professional fighting experience. He has a bachelor's degree in health care management from Stony Brook University and a master's degree in clinical nutrition from the New York Institute of Technology. Chris is also a certified sports nutritionist through International Society of Sport Nutrition. He's spoken on topics related to human performance and nutrition at various sports performance conferences, seminars, and summits. Across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, he has more than 125,000 followers, and he sometimes posts recipes and cooking tips. Chris is currently the head performance nutrition coach at Stony Brook, where he's worked with 500 Division I athletes in 16 different sports on a daily basis. He hasn't hung up his boxing gloves just yet, but until his next fight, he helps fighters with their nutritional needs before their next competition.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781465483737
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Published: Alpha - June 4th, 2019

100 muscle-building, fat-burning recipes, with meal plans to sculpt your warrior body

Ever wonder how professional MMA fighters in the UFC prepare their bodies for fights? The real training often starts in the kitchen, where the right meals at the right times can give fighters everything they need to be ready for their next match.


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William Alsup - Won Over (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

What was it like growing up white in Mississippi as the Civil Rights Movement exploded in the 1950s and '60s. How did white children reconcile the decency and fairness taught by their parents with the indecency and unfairness of the Mississippi Way of Life, the euphemism applied to the pervasive Jim Crow. How did the Civil Rights Movement influence white kids coming of age in the most segregated place in America?

Won Over, a memoir, examines these questions as it traces the journey of United States District Judge William Alsup, born white in 1945 to hard-working parents in Mississippi. They believed in segregation. But they also taught their children fairness and decency and therein lay the conflict, a struggle at the core of the human predicament in the South. As Won Over recalls near its outset, the author's earliest doubt about the system came at age twelve when what he'd thought stood as an abandoned shack at the bottom of a sand quarry turned out to be a school for black kids, whom we saw playing in the mud outside its door.

At the end, Won Over reflects on a 1966 challenge by the author and his college roommate to the Mississippi Speaker Ban, an official rule against any "controversial" speaker coming onto a college campus in Mississippi, a rule used to quash their invitation to the state president of the NAACP to speak at their college, Mississippi State University. After a tense showdown, the roommates won that challenge. In January 1967, Aaron Henry became the first black ever to speak on a white college campus in Mississippi, receiving a standing ovation.

The memoir traces the influences that drew the author from traditional Southern attitudes toward a color-blind ideal. Those influences included his older sister, Willanna, his closest circle of friends, a charismatic mentor in college, and the moral force of the Civil Rights Movement. Won Over recounts their steps along that journey -- a counter protest to a John Birch Society billboard calling for the impeachment of Chief Justice Earl Warren; meeting personally with the brother of slain leader Medgar Evers to convey condolences; a letter to the editor of the statewide paper on behalf of his circle of friends declaring "We are for civil rights for Negroes"; joining his college roommate in a rally at Tougaloo College to support the Meredith March Against Racism; and going to the Liberty Baptist Church in Chicago to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. exhort the faithful in their summer-long protest against housing and employment discrimination.

In 1967, William Alsup went on to Harvard Law School, then to clerk for Justice William O. Douglas. He briefly practiced civil rights law in Mississippi before moving to San Francisco, where he became a trial attorney and, in 1999, received an appointment as United States District Judge.

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781588383426
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Published: NewSouth Books - March 2019

What was it like growing up white in Mississippi as the Civil Rights Movement exploded in the 1950s and '60s. How did white children reconciled the decency and fairness taught by their parents with the indecency and unfairness of the Mississippi Way of Life, the euphemism applied to the pervasive Jim Crow.


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San Francisco Grotto Writers - 3 Minute Reads (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

3 Minute Reads from San Francisco Grotto Writers 50+ Writers, 3 Minutes Each!

Join us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto writing classes. On this Friday evening, both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work — but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit. Join us for wine, fun, and fresh new writing.

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Kim Dower - Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave (San Francsico Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 3:00pm

In Kim Dower's fourth collection, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave, death has never felt so alive Alluring titles to haunting last lines, the poems in Dower's fourth collection soothe, terrify, and always surprise, revealing the extraordinary within the ordinary. Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, humor and heartache, Dower's poetry continues to be quirky, dark, sexy, disarmingly candid, and moving, and here she explores the landscape of death and its intersections with love, longing, obsession, sadness, joy, and beauty. Wise and soaring, these poems bravely imagine another life beyond the one we all know where even the angels surrounding the graves are wearing bikinis, smoking Kool Lights.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781597096218
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 2019

In Kim Dower's fourth collection, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave, death has never felt so alive Alluring titles to haunting last lines, the poems in Dower's fourth collection soothe, terrify, and always surprise, revealing the extraordinary within the ordinary.


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Kelli Estes - Today We Go Home (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Seattle, Washington -- Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear. Soon after, Larkin discovers an unexpected treasure--the diary of Emily Wilson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War. As Larkin struggles to heal, she finds herself drawn deeply into Emily's life and the secrets she kept.

Indiana, 1861 -- The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is the risk of her own comrades in the Union Army discovering her secret. But in the minds of her fellow soldiers, if it dresses like a man, swears like a man, and shoots like a man, it must be a man. As the war marches on and takes its terrible toll, Emily begins to question everything she thought she was fighting for.

In Today We Go Home, their stories are brought together in a moving reflection on life in the United States military and the link between the Civil War era and the present day.

Kelli Estes is the author of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. She lived in the deserts of Washington state and Arizona before settling in the Seattle area. She’s passionate about stories that help us see how the past shapes who we are today, and how we all have more in common than not.

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ISBN: 9781492664185
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - September 3rd, 2019

Seattle, Washington


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Feminista Jones - Reclaiming Our Space (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Reclaiming Our Space, social worker, activist, and cultural commentator Feminista Jones explores how Black women are changing culture, society, and the landscape of feminism by building digital communities and using social media as powerful platforms. As Jones reveals, some of the best-loved devices of our shared social media language are a result of Black women’s innovations, from well-known movement-building hashtags (#BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, and #BlackGirlMagic) to the now ubiquitous use of threaded tweets as a marketing and storytelling tool. For some, these online dialogues provide an introduction to the work of Black feminist icons like Angela Davis, Barbara Smith, bell hooks, and the women of the Combahee River Collective. For others, this discourse provides a platform for continuing their feminist activism and scholarship in a new, interactive way.

Complex conversations around race, class, and gender that have been happening behind the closed doors of academia for decades are now becoming part of the wider cultural vernacular—one pithy tweet at a time. With these important online conversations, not only are Black women influencing popular culture and creating sociopolitical movements; they are also galvanizing a new generation to learn and engage in Black feminist thought and theory, and inspiring change in communities around them.

Hard-hitting, intelligent, incisive, yet bursting with humor and pop-culture savvy, Reclaiming Our Space is a survey of Black feminism’s past, present, and future, and it explains why intersectional movement building will save us all.

Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based social worker, feminist writer, public speaker, and community activist. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia and one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers by The Root. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Time, Essence, and Ebony magazines.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780807055373
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Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2019

A treatise of Black women’s transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement


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Haben Girma - Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

Haben Girma grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious.

Haben defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. She learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities.

Haben takes readers through a thrilling game of blind hide-and-seek in Louisiana, a treacherous climb up an iceberg in Alaska, and a magical moment with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating memoir is a testament to one woman's determination to find the keys to connection.

Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. Her work has been featured in the Financial Times, BBC, Washington Post, NPR, and more.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781538728727
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Published: Twelve - August 6th, 2019

"This autobiography by a millennial Helen Keller teems with grace and grit." -- O Magazine

"A profoundly important memoir." -- The Times


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Left Coast Writers®: David Hathwell - The Power of Telling (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

In The Power of the Telling, his shining collection, David Hathwell gathers his previously published poems together with new poems, enhancing the luster of the whole with illuminating commentaries.

Hathwell's finely crafted poems have won wide acclaim. Richard Wilbur, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, praised the leading poem in Muses as "concretely evocative, with a clear flow of argument, and a seriousness that allows itself to be locally playful." California poet laureate Dana Gioia commended Hathwell for "writing with quiet intensity about significant things." These qualities distinguish Hathwell's poems overall.

Hathwell has published two prior collections, Muses and Between Dog and Wolf.

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781939353368
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Published: David R. Hathwell - April 12th, 2019

In The Power of the Telling, his shining collection, David Hathwell gathers his previously published poems together with new poems, enhancing the luster of the whole with illuminating commentaries.


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Kit Chapman - Superheavy (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

The science of element discovery is a truly fascinating field and is constantly rewriting the laws of chemistry and physics as we know them. Superheavy is the first book to take an in-depth look at how synthetic elements are discovered, why they matter, and where they will take us. From the Cold War nuclear race to the present day, scientists have stretched the periodic table to 118 elements. They have broken the rules of the periodic table, rewriting the science we're taught in school, and have the potential to revolutionize our lives.

Kit Chapman takes us back to the very beginning, with the creation of the atomic bomb. He tells the story of the major players, such as Ernest Lawrence who revolutionized the field of particle physics with the creation of the cyclotron; Yuri Oganessian, the "guerilla scientist" who opened up a new era of discovery in the field and is the only living scientists to have an element named after him; and Victor Ninov, the disgraced physicist who almost pulled off the greatest fraud in nuclear science. This book will bring us in a full circle back to Oak Bridge National Laboratory, where the first atomic bomb was developed, and that has more recently been an essential player in creating the new superheavy element 117.

Throughout, Superheavy explains the complex science of element discovery in clear and easy-to-follow terms. It walks through the theories of atomic structure, discusses the equipment used and explains the purpose of the research. By the end of the book readers will not only marvel at how far we've come, they will be in awe of where we are going and what this could mean for the worlds of physics and chemistry as we know them today.

Kit Chapman is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. Initially qualifying as a pharmacist, Chapman began his career on medical journal The Practitioner before moving to Chemist+Druggist, the UK's leading magazine for pharmacists. After stints as campaign website manager for the British Medical Association and clinical editor for The Pharmaceutical Journal, Chapman was appointed comment editor for Chemistry World. Chapman also writes for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, and has appeared as an expert for the BBC and Sky News.

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ISBN: 9781472953896
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Published: Bloomsbury Sigma - August 27th, 2019

An in-depth look at how elements are discovered, why they matter and where they will take us.


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Dr. Kelli Harding with Laura Holmes Haddad - The Rabbit Effect (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Laura Holmes Haddad

For all of its rigor and science, medicine is full of stories—mysteries—that doctors and research cannot explain. Patients who are biologically healthy, but feel ill. Patients who are biologically ill, but feel healthy. What if these health mysteries could teach us something about what really makes us sick—and how to be healthy?

When Columbia University doctor Kelli Harding began her clinical practice, she never intended to explore the invisible factors behind our health. But then there were the rabbits. In 1978, a seemingly straightforward experiment designed to establish the relationship between high blood cholesterol and heart health in rabbits discovered that kindness—in the form of a particularly nurturing post-doc who pet and spoke to the lab rabbits as she fed them—made the difference between a heart attack and a healthy heart.

As Dr. Kelli Harding reveals in this eye-opening book, the rabbits were just the beginning of a much larger story. Groundbreaking new research shows that love, friendship, community, life’s purpose, and our environment can have a greater impact on our health than anything that happens in the doctor’s office. For instance, chronic loneliness can be as unhealthy as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day; napping regularly can decrease one’s risk of heart disease; and people with purpose are less likely to get sick. Through provocative storytelling and compelling research, Harding presents a new model for you to take charge of your health.

At once paradigm-shifting and empowering, The Rabbit Effect shares a radical new way to think about health, wellness, and how we live.

Dr. Kelli Harding is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as boarded in the specialty of psychosomatic (mind-body) medicine. Kelli works in the emergency room at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, NPR, The New York Times, Medscape, WFUV’s Cityscape, and US News & World Report.

Laura Holmes Haddad received her BA from Smith College, and has worked as a caterer, a cookbook editor, and a freelance writer. After a three-year battle with inflammatory breast cancer, Laura began writing about cancer, speaking about patient advocacy, and is the author of This is Cancer. When she's not writing, Laura can be found hiking, paddle boarding, reading, cooking, or on a rope swing with her kids. Laura lives in Northern California with her husband, daughter, son, and a Dalmatian.

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ISBN: 9781501184260
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Published: Atria Books - August 27th, 2019

Discover an eye-opening and provocative new way to look at our health based on the latest groundbreaking discoveries in the science of compassion, kindness, and human connection.

For all of its rigor and science, medicine is full of stories—mysteries—that doctors and research cannot explain. Patients who are biologically healthy, but feel ill.


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