Judith Hanson Lasater - What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication

Co-Sponsored by Bay Area Nonviolent Communication

For yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater and her husband, mediator Ike K. Lasater, language is a spiritual practice based on giving and receiving with compassion. In What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication, they offer new and nurturing ways of communicating. Long-term students of yoga and Buddhism, the authors here blend the yoga principle of satya (truth) and the Buddhist precept of right speech with Marshall Rosenberg's groundbreaking techniques of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in a fresh formula for promoting peace at home, at work, and in the world. The authors offer practical exercises to help readers in any field learn to diffuse anger, make requests rather than demands or assign blame, understand the difference between feelings and needs, recognize how they strategize to get needs met, choose connection over conflict, and extend empathy to themselves and others.

Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. In addition to co-founding Yoga Journal magazine, Judith has written eight books on yoga.

 

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$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781930485242
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Published: Rodmell Press, 10/2009

Nick Hornby - Funny Girl

Tickets: $31 (includes signed book)

 

 

In Conversation with Mallory Ortberg

From Nick Hornby, the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes his highly anticipated new novel.
 
Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.

Nick Hornby is the author of six internationally bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down, Slam and Juliet, Naked) and several works of  non-fiction including Fever Pitch, Songbook and Ten Years In The Tub, a collection of his 'Stuff I've Been Reading' columns from the Believer.  His screenplay for the film An Education was nominated for an Academy Award, and he recently adapted Cheryl Strayed's Wild to a screenplay. He lives in Highbury, north London.

Mallory Ortberg is the co-creator of The Toast, a general-interest website geared toward women and the author of Texts from Jane Eyre. She has written for Gawker, New York Magazine, The Hairpin, and The Atlantic.

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Funny Girl (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781594205415
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 2/2015

$23.00
ISBN-13: 9781627791830
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Published: Henry Holt and Co., 11/2014

Andrew McCarthy - Journeys Home

Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, Journeys Home weaves compelling narratives that combine intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy’s featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family’s Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots.

Featured author Andrew McCarthy is an actor and television director (known for his roles in St. Elmo’s Fire, Mannequin, Weekend at Bernie's, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero) who also has an illustrious writing career. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Travel+Leisure, Afar, Men's Journal, Bon Appétit, National Geographic Adventure, and others. The Society of American Travel Writers named him 2010 “Travel Journalist of the Year,” and he was cited three times for notable work in the “Best American Travel Writing” series. His 2012 memoir, The Longest Way Home, became a New York Times bestseller. 

 

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Postal Code:
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United States
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781426213816
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Published: National Geographic, 2/2015

Amanda Gefter - Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn

Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn is a memoir of the impassioned hunt that takes author Amanda Gefter and her father from New York to London to Los Alamos, introducing them to quirky science and even quirkier personalities—Leonard Susskind, the former Bronx plumber who invented string theory; Ed Witten, the soft-spoken genius who coined the enigmatic M-theory; Stephen Hawking; and many more—and eventually revealing to them a glimpse at the surprising truth about reality.

Amanda Gefter is a physics and cosmology writer and a consultant for New Scientist magazine, where she formerly served as books and arts editor and founded CultureLab. Her writing has been featured in New Scientist, Scientific American, Sky and Telescope, Astronomy.com, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Gefter studied the history and philosophy of science at the London School of Economics and was a 2012–13 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780345531438
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Published: Bantam, 1/2014

Dr. Michael Finkelstein - Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness

In Conversation with Dr. Martin Rossman

Drawing on decades of medical experience and patient consultations, Dr. Michael Finkelstein guides readers through the essential questions for understanding various symptoms and their causes. Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness is a warm, reassuring, enlightening book that can empower readers to take their health back.

Dr. Michael Finkelstein is board certified in both internal medicine and integrative-holistic medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and of the Associate Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In partnership with Business TalkRadio Network and Lifestyle TalkRadio Network, Dr. Finkelstein launched The Skillful Living Room, a nationally syndicated healthy-living discussion.

Dr. Martin Rossman is an Integrative Physician practicing in Greenbrae, California.He is also a nationally Board-Certified acupuncturist, and has integrated traditional Chinese acupuncture into his medical practice since 1972. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, he has had a long-standing interest in the practical importance of lifestyle, nutrition, and mind/body practices in medicine and health.

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Postal Code:
94925

Sam Benjamin & Candice Lori - The Hippie Kama Sutra

Hippies may be all about free love, but there are some difficult waters to navigate when dreadlocks and unkempt beards are involved. The Hippie Kama Sutra is a helpful guide for those who are grappling with those age old questions: Where does one find great natural supplements that might also work as an aphrodisiac? How does one find a mate with similar Birkenstock preferences? Will Patchouli hide the natural post-coital musk? All of these questions, and many more, are answered in The Hippie Kama Sutra.

A graduate of Brown University, Sam Benjamin has worked variously as an adult filmmaker, farmhand, celebrity ghostwriter, and massage therapist. He's the author of American Gangbang, one of LA Weekly’s Best Reads of 2011.

Candice Lori has spent the past decade studying yoga, organic horticulture, and bodywork at alternative communities in Hawaii, India, and California.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781940207285
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Rare Bird Books, 1/2015



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