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Raphael Bob-Waksberg - Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory is a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.

Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In “A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion,” a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. “Missed Connection—m4w” is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in “More of the You That You Already Are,” a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can’t be genetically modified.

Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability.

Raphael Bob-Waksberg is the creator and executive producer of the Netflix series BoJack Horseman. This is his first book.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781524732011
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Published: Knopf - June 11th, 2019

From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.


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Mareya Ibrahim - Eat Like You Give a Fork (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

Meet & Greet

Eat Like You Give a Fork outlines eighty recipes that support eight essential nutritional strategies to help you look and feel amazing.

Remake your kitchen, your taste buds, your body, and your energy level with honest, transparent and easy-to-understand recipes. Core meal planning and preparation techniques from Ibrahim's Facebook Live show save time, money and sanity. These forking delicious recipes make healthy eating simple and quick to table.

The 8 essential strategies are:

  • Reset Your Taste Buds
  • Stock Your Real Kitchen
  • Get Up on Greens
  • Take a Vegan Fast Break
  • Go Gluten-Free Super Grains
  • Fill in with Good Fat
  • Become Real Dense
  • Live the 90/10 Rule

Mareya Ibrahim is a chef, holistic nutritionist, award-winning entrepreneur, and solo mother of two children. She is the host of the popular Facebook Live show, The REAL Dish. She designed the meal plan and detox plan for the million copy New York Times bestseller The Daniel Plan, and also serves as one of the Signature Chefs for the program.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781250189776
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 4th, 2019

"Ibrahim's thoughtful recipes and sense of humor ("Greens are your new friends with bennies") keep this book entertaining and accessible." —Publishers Weekly


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Tanja Hester - Work Optional (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

In today's work culture, we're expected to hustle around the clock. But what if you could escape the traditional path and get on one that doesn't require working full-time until age 65? What if you could wake up every day without an alarm clock and do the things you love most?

Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you're good at math and budgeting-or not! Work Optional is more than just a financial plan: it's a plan for your whole life-designed by you, not by an employer or clients. Tanja walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps.

You can live a happier, more meaningful life, free from the daily grind. Regardless of where you are in your career, Work Optional will get you there.

Tanja Hester worked as a consultant before retiring at age 38 to live a life of adventure and creativity with her husband, Mark Bunge. She is the writer of the award-winning blog Our Next Life, an influencer within the FIRE (financial independence/retire early) movement, a columnist for MarketWatch, and co-host of The Fairer Cents podcast about women and financial equality. After spending most of her career in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, she now lives in Lake Tahoe with Mark and two dogs.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316450898
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Published: Hachette Books - February 12th, 2019

A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular "Our Next Life" blogger.


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Matt McCarthy - Superbugs (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal. This trial serves as the backdrop for the compulsively readable Superbugs, and the results will impact nothing less than the future of humanity.

In Superbugs, Dr. McCarthy explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics, from Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, to obscure sources of innovative new medicines (often found in soil samples), to the cutting-edge DNA manipulation known as CRISPR, bringing to light how we arrived at this juncture of both incredible breakthrough and extreme vulnerability. We also meet the patients whose lives are hanging in the balance, from Remy, a teenager with a dangerous and rare infection, to Donny, a retired New York City firefighter with a compromised immune system, and many more.

The proverbial ticking clock will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Can Dr. McCarthy save the lives of his patients infected with the deadly bacteria, who have otherwise lost all hope?

Matt McCarthy is the author of two national bestsellers, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly and Odd Man Out. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he serves on the Ethics Committee. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Deadspin. He reviews nonfiction for USA Today and is editor-in-chief of Current Fungal Infection Reports.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217508
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Published: Avery - May 21st, 2019

"An amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future."
--Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies


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Yamini Redewill - The Joy of Uber Driving (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Yamini Redewill is an Uber driver in San Francisco--one of a growing number of rideshare drivers around the world. What makes her unique is that she's a seventy-nine-year-old single woman who views her Uber driving as a form of spiritual practice.

The Joy of Uber Driving chronicles the unexpected corkscrew twists and turns Redewill encounters on the road to love and happiness. How could she know that all those fabulous dreams she cherished as a younger woman were just illusions on the way to reality and would vanish like dust in the wind? But ultimately, her wild ride through life--which includes obsessive love on Catalina; sex, drugs, and alcohol in Hollywood; eleven years of celibacy in Buddhism, and Tantric sex and spirituality in India--helps her wend her way to her authentic self and to creative fulfillment in the winter of her life. In The Joy of Uber Driving, Redewill shares the wisdom that comes from living a full life of heart-centered passion, as well as the self-awareness that has allowed her to be the happy, confident, creative, and young "old broad" she now finds herself to be.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631525674
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: She Writes Press - June 25th, 2019

Yamini Redewill is an Uber driver in San Francisco--one of a growing number of rideshare drivers around the world. What makes her unique is that she's a seventy-nine-year-old single woman who views her Uber driving as a form of spiritual practice


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Isaac Bentwich - The Gita (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

What is it about the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that has captivated so many of the world’s most brilliant scientists, musicians, poets, thinkers and spiritual teachers? For two and a half millennia, the Gita (meaning Divine Song) has been one of the world’s most trusted guides for spiritual inner growth, beloved by spiritual seekers worldwide. Beethoven, Leonard Cohen, Carl Jung, Emerson, Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, Deepak Chopra, Michael Singer and so many others credit the Gita as a magnificent source of wisdom and inspiration. Robert Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist considered one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, is quoted as saying the Gita is “the most beautiful philosophical song existing in any known tongue.” Best-selling New York Times author Eckhart Tolle praises it as “one of the greatest spiritual treasures of humanity.”

With the publication of Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Times, Isaac Bentwich, MD, joins these giants in their great devotion to the Bhagavad Gita. A physician and scientist, Bentwich spent twelve years transcribing the ancient sacred text. He now invites readers on an inner journey to unleash our full potential as we face these unique and turbulent times. Just as Arjuna and Krishna were on the “battlefield of the soul”, Bentwich suggests that this “ancient inner guide is more relevant than ever in addressing the unique challenges we face in the modern world.” The purpose of his new translation is to make the Bhagavad Gita more accessible and relevant to contemporary readers.

Bentwich’s Gita is unique in three ways: First it is the only translation that recreates in English the mesmerizing melodiousness, meter and rhyme of the Sanskrit original. Secondly, Gita is “women empowering” and this version is crafted for both men and women. And thirdly, Bentwich’s translation is written as a simple, practical guide for inner development by crystalizing the key messages of each verse, as they apply to our time, peeling away distracting layers of complex terminology and foreign culture. His elegant offering is given to ordinary people “who are living in this hectic, troubled, yet beautiful world at this time of great evolution.”

Each chapter includes a short introductory text in which Bentwich offers personal musings on key messages to help readers open, “as vessels, to accept the Wisdom of the Gita.” The book also includes a Yoga Philosophy Basics, with fifteen key concepts of Vedanta to introduce the Gita’s philosophical terms. “The Gita has been an abundant source of Light in my life. May it be in yours as well.”

Isaac Bentwich M.D. is a longtime practitioner and teacher of Yoga and Meditation. Trained as a physician in Western and Ayurvedic medicine, he founded three life-science technology companies, leading revolutions in medicine, genomics, and environment conservation. Bentwich lives in Israel. For more info visit: NewGita.com or Harmonia.com

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$18.99
ISBN: 9789657724378
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Published: Harmonia Publications - June 21st, 2019

The inner voice of your soul guides your ultimate journey...


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$11.99
ISBN: 9789657724385
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Published: Harmonia Publications - June 21st, 2019

The inner voice of your soul guides your ultimate journey...


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Leticia Landa - We Are La Cocina (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meet & Greet Following CUESA Demo!

Powerful stories. Beautifully evocative visuals. More than 100 recipes for all occasions, from many cultures. In We Are La Cocina, La Cocina's first cookbook, more than 50 successful La Cocina entrepreneurs share their inspiring narratives—and their delicious recipes! More than 200 photographs from award-winning photographer Eric Wolfinger capture the spirit of the people, the mouthwatering food, and the diversity of the immigrant experience. This is the book for cooks who love great global recipes and support organizations that make a big difference.

Caleb Zigas is executive director of La Cocina. He lives in San Francisco.

Leticia Landa is deputy director of La Cocina. She lives in San Francisco.

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We are pleased to share our Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building with our friends at CUESA, as they host well-known chefs at their demonstration kitchen. The food-portion of the events usually start at the market about an hour or so earlier than the times listed below. We invite the chefs and their fans to take a short walk over to our store where they can meet their readers and sign their books.

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By Caleb Zigas, Leticia Landa, Isabel Allende (Foreword by), Eric Wolfinger (Photographs by), Yewande Komolafe (Contributions by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452167862
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books - June 4th, 2019

Powerful stories. Beautifully evocative visuals. More than 100 recipes for all occasions, from many cultures. Here, in La Cocina's first cookbook, more than 50 successful La Cocina entrepreneurs share their inspiring narratives—and their delicious recipes!


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Ruth Carlson - Secret San Francisco (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 2:00pm

Did you know that there is a redwood forest in the middle of San Francisco? Have you ever heard a brass marching band leading funerals through Chinatown, or taken an underground sewer tour of the city? Where can you wander through a labyrinth where the land meets the sea?

It’s all revealed in Secret San Francisco: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. Not your traditional guidebook, it will lead you to unlock the secrets and little-known stories behind the city’s most enduring icons. You’ll find directions to the real crookedest street, windmills, and an airport for flying boats. Along the way you’ll encounter some bizarre and often hilarious history. For example, did you know that both Burning Man and Santa Con started here? Or that San Francisco was the site of the last American duel? Learn the story of how the city nearly broke Tony Bennett’s heart, and almost allowed public nudity. International travel writer Ruth Carlson left no detail overlooked as she researched and wrote about her hometown. Her book will take you places locals would rather keep for themselves—that is, if they even know about them!

Ruth Carlson is a San Francisco resident who moved to the Bay area 43 years ago. After stints in the newsrooms at KRON-TV and KCBS she became an international travel writer. In this career she explored nakations, allowed her purse to be picked, and discovered a Kentucky moonshiner in France. Her articles have been published in American Way, the American Airlines inflight magazine, BonAppetit, NUVO magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News.

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$20.95
ISBN: 9781681062051
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Published: Reedy Press - May 15th, 2019

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Meg Donohue & Allie Larkin - You, Me, and the Sea & Swimming for Sunlight (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Meg Donohue's You, Me, and the Sea tells the story of Merrow Shawe, who believes when she is a child that she is born of the sea: strong, joyous, and wild. Her beloved home is Horseshoe Cliff, a small farm on the coast of Northern California where she spends her days exploring fog-cloaked bluffs, swimming in the cove, and basking in the light of golden sunsets as her father entertains her with fantastical stories. It is an enchanting childhood, but it is not without hardship—the mystery of Merrow’s mother’s death haunts her, as does the increasingly senseless cruelty of her older brother, Bear. Then, like sea glass carried from a distant land, Amir arrives in Merrow’s life. He’s been tossed about from India to New York City and now to Horseshoe Cliff, to stay with her family. Merrow is immediately drawn to his spirit, his passion, and his resilience in the face of Bear’s viciousness. Together they embrace their love of the sea, and their growing love for each other. But the ocean holds secrets in its darkest depths. When tragedy strikes, Merrow is forced to question whether Amir is really the person she believed him to be. In order to escape the danger she finds herself in and find her own path forward, she must let go of the only home she’s ever known, and the only boy she’s ever loved....

In Swiming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin, aspiring costume designer Katie has given up everything in her divorce to gain custody of her fearful, faithful rescue dog, Barkimedes. While she figures out what to do next, she heads back to Florida to live with her grandmother, Nan. But Katie quickly learns there’s a lot she doesn’t know about Nan—like the fact that in her youth Nan was a mermaid performer in a roadside attraction show, swimming and dancing underwater with a close-knit cast of talented women. Although most of the mermaids have since lost touch, Katie helps Nan search for her old friends on Facebook, sparking hopes for a reunion show. Katie is up for making some fabulous costumes, but first, she has to contend with her crippling fear of water. As Katie’s college love Luca, a documentary filmmaker, enters the fray, Katie struggles to balance her hopes with her anxiety, and begins to realize just how much Bark’s fears are connected to her own, in this thoughtful, charming novel about hope after loss and friendships that span generations.

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake, All the Summer Girls, and Dog Crazy. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three children, and dog.

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novels, Stay and Why Can’t I Be You. Her short fiction has been published in the Summerset Review and Slice, and nonfiction in the anthologies, I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship and Author in Progress. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, with her husband, Jeremy, and their fearful, faithful German Shepherd, Stella.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062429858
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 7th, 2019

From the USA Today bestselling author of All the Summer Girls and Dog Crazy comes a spellbinding and suspenseful tale inspired by Wuthering Heights that illuminates the ways in which hope—and even magic—can blossom in the darkest of places.

To find her way, she must abandon everything she loves…


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$16.99
ISBN: 9781501198489
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Published: Atria Books - April 23rd, 2019

When recently divorced Katie Ellis and her rescue dog Bark move back in with Katie’s grandmother in Florida, she becomes swept up in a reunion of her grandmother’s troupe of underwater performers—finding hope and renewal in unexpected places, in this sweet novel perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Claire Cook.

Aspiring costume designer Katie gave up everything i


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Cassie Winslow - Floral Libations (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 1:00pm

Elegant, edible flowers are becoming more accessible every day—and they taste as good as they look. The curated collection of 41 delightful recipes in Floral Libations combine the playful creativity of fashion, the deliciousness of food, and the beauty of flowers in one gorgeous glass. Whether you're throwing a baby shower, hosting a Mother's Day brunch, celebrating a wedding, or simply entertaining guests, there's something for everyone, with our without alcohol, including:

  • Iced Lavender Café au Lait
  • Rose Petal Almond Milk
  • Dandelion Tea Cinnamon Cappuccino
  • Hibiscus Old Fashioned
  • Plum Rosewater Gin and Tonic
  • Orange Blossom Moscow Mule

Learn how to create floral pantry item staples to create a scrumptious and sophisticated cocktail of your own, and embark on a new culinary adventure. This garden-party eye candy also includes practical tips on where to buy edible flowers, whether to choose fresh or dried flowers, how to grow edible flowers at home, and how to use florals in other recipes.

Cassie Winslow is the founder and curator of the blog Deco Tartelette. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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By Cassie Winslow, Doan Ly (Photographs by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781452172545
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

Explore the unique flavors of flowers. Elegant, edible flowers are becoming more accessible every day—and they taste as good as they look. This curated collection of 41 delightful recipes combine the playful creativity of fashion, the deliciousness of food, and the beauty of flowers in one gorgeous glass.


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