Peg Conley - Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live It

Peg Conley has been an artist all her life, but, like many of us, took a long detour into the working world -- in her case, corporate sales, where she found a lot of success and was able to raise a happy family. Art became the thing she did on vacations, weekends, and when she could carve time out of her busy life. Something gnawed at her, a nagging feeling that life might hold something else for her in the midst of it all. Then came the big "aha" moment. Peg heard a small voice inside: "Imagine the life you want to live, then live it. It's that simple " Her family encouraged Peg to pursue her passion. Despite a great deal of fear, Peg dropped her big job, big house, and big life and moved to San Francisco to start a business based on her artisan stationery. From a handful of hand-painted cards, calendars, and posters, her company Words and Watercolors was born and has been inspiring people, winning awards, and raking in the sales ever since. Peg's intention with Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live It: 52 Inspired Habits and Playful Prompts is to inspire and her art and writing all speak to life's great truths and those aha moments.

Peg Conley loves to paint the beauty of the natural world to delight and inspire others. She creates greeting cards (more than 175 designs to date) and other gifts including boxed notes, memo list pads and wrapping paper. She lives in San Francisco.


 

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$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781936740871
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Published: Viva Editions, 11/2014

Tommy Rosen - Recovery 2.0

Through more than 20 years of recovery from addiction, noted yoga teacher Tommy Rosen learned a lot about what works and what doesn't work in recovery. From his explorations on the yoga mat and in 12-Step rooms, he found a path to sustainable recovery that includes mind-body practices, a profound look at diet, and a more holistic and inclusive perspective on the 12 Steps. This led him to realize that recovery happens in stages, and that by utilizing the best practices of the 12 Steps in combination with yoga and meditation, he could achieve lasting freedom from addiction.
In Recovery 2.0, Tommy shares his own past struggles with addiction and the powerful insights that helped him to identify and break free from the obstacles that stand in the way of recovery. Building off the key tenets of the 12-Step program, he lays out an innovative approach where deeper levels of detoxification and transformation allow you to uproot addiction and thrive.

Tommy Rosen is the founder and host of the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Online Conference Series. One of the pioneers in the burgeoning field of yoga and recovery, he holds advanced certifications in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and has 23 years of recovery from acute drug addiction.

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$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781401944483
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Published: Hay House, 10/2014

John Byrne Cooke - On the Road with Janis Joplin

In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of  D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin’s road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm.
 
Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill’s 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas.
 
On the Road with Janis Joplin is an intimate memoir that spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could.

John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin’s road manager from 1967 until her death. He is an award-winning author of four previous books, a performing musician with decades of experience, a photographer, and a filmmaker. He has written book reviews for the New York Times, Washington Post Book World, and the Los Angeles Times.

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94925
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780425274118
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Published: Berkley Hardcover, 11/2014

Left Coast Writers®: Laurie King - Garment of Shadows

Garment of Shadows begins in a strange room in Morocco, where Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.
 
Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim—who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he’s learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for herself, each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it’s too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2014’s Dreaming Spies).  She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology.  She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”.

Left Coast Writers provides literary connections, support, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. LCW hosts a variety of activities to launch the books of members and explore publishing alternatives. See bookpassage.com/left-coast-writers

 

 

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$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780553386769
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Published: Bantam, 8/2013

Stephen Seager - Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

In Behind the Gates of Gomorrah, Stephen Seager, M.D. provides the first look inside a forensic mental hospital, the facilities that house the criminally insane. Unit C, where Seager was assigned at Napa State, is reserved for the “bad actors,” the mass murderers, sexual predators, school shooters, and real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world – and they are all at Napa State because they have all successfully employed the “insanity defense.”

Behind a twenty-foot-tall chain link fence topped with coiled razor wire, there is a verdant campus-like lawn populated by shimmering, ornery peacocks and some of the world’s most dangerous and violent criminals. Napa State Hospital is one of the largest forensic mental hospitals in the country, where each one of the 1,200 patients is criminally ill. It is a place of remarkable violence. To cross the fence is to enter a looking-glass world populated with figures from our nightmares – where lone therapists lead sharing circles with sociopaths, where an illicit underground economy flourishes, and where patients and physicians measure their lives by how fast they can run.

Stephen Seager is a board-certified psychiatrist, a former assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School
of Medicine, and the author of several other books, which have been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, NPR, and Larry King Live.

 

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Postal Code:
94925
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781476774497
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Published: Gallery Books, 9/2014

Colm Tóibín - Nora Webster

Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín's majestic seventh novel introduces the formidable Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it.

Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of deep empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she rediscovers herself and her connectedness to others. Nora Webster is a masterpiece in character study by a writer at the zenith of his career. In Nora Webster, Tóibín has created a character as iconic, engaging and memorable as Madame Bovary or Hedda Gabler.

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; and The Testament of Mary, as well as two story collections.

 

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Postal Code:
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Nora Webster (Hardcover)

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781439138335
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Published: Scribner Book Company, 10/2014



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