Ann Hedreen - Her Beautiful Brain

Arlene was twice divorced, a once-widowed copper miner’s daughter who raised six kids single handedly and went back to college at forty so she could support her family. In her late fifties, she started showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease—and in nearly two decades that followed, her children were forced to stand helplessly by as their mother’s once-beautiful brain slowly suffocated.

In this poignant memoir, Ann Hedreen gives shattering insight into what it is to watch your mother—a woman you once thought of as invincible—begin to disappear. From Seattle to Haiti to the mine-gouged Finntown neighborhood in Butte, Montana where Arlene was born and raised, Her Beautiful Brain tells the heartbreaking story of a daughter’s love for a mother lost in the wilderness of an unpredictable and harrowing illness.

Ann Hedreen is a writer, filmmaker, teacher and voice of the radio podcast and blog, The Restless Nest. Ann and her husband own White Noise Productions. Together they have made more than 100 films including the award winning 2004 documentary, Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer’s Story.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781938314926
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: She Writes Press, 9/2014

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Reserved seating with lunch tickets are sold out. Come early for standing room!

Join Book Passage and the S.F. Public Library for an event celebrating their 2014 One City One Book selection Tales of the City and author Armistead Maupin. Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial, to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world.

This event is open to the public, but attendees who prepay for the box lunch (organic and farm-fresh from Golden Gate Meat Company in the Ferry Building; turkey & vegetarian options available) are guaranteed seating. Please order in advance; seating is limited. 

Armistead Maupin is the author of Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, and the bestselling Tales of the City series.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111

Tales of the City (Paperback)

$13.99
ISBN-13: 9780061358302
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harper Perennial, 6/2007

26th Annual Kidney Foundation Luncheon - S.F. Hilton

26th Anniversary • San Francisco Hilton
Sat., Oct. 25 • Doors open at 10:00 am
Call for reservations: (415) 543-3303 

Individual tickets are $135, and tables of 10 are $1300. 

Book Passage is pleased once again to be working with the National Kidney Foundation to arrange and present the San Francisco Authors Luncheon. This highly popular event is the finest author luncheon of its kind.

Michael Krasny
Master of Ceremonies

Christopher Kostow
Head chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood, which earned three Michelin stars and four stars in the San Francisco Chronicle under his leadership. Kostow was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef: West in 2013 and named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2009. A New Napa Cuisine is his debut cookbook.

Eric Litwin
New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Pete the Cat series of children’s books and most recently, The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House.

Kelly Corrigan
Author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Glitter and Glue. Her previous titles include The Middle Place and Lift. Co-founder of the Notes & Words annual benefit concert.

Hampton Sides
Award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trail, Blood and Thunder, and Ghost Soldiers. His latest book, In the Kingdom of Ice, is a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age.

Susan Vreeland
New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including Clara and Mr. Tiffany, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, and Lisette’s List, a novel centered on the great artists Cézanne, Pissarro, Chagall, and Picasso.

Arianna Huffington
Co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. Perennially on the lists of the most influential and powerful women in the world. Thrive, her latest book, is a call to arms to redefine how we measure success in our work lives and personal lives.

Norman Lear
Television producer of such groundbreaking sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. He has received four Emmy awards, a Peabody, and the National Medal of Arts. Even This I Get to Experience is his newly published autobiography chronicling his storied career.

 

Location: 
Street:
San Francisco Hilton
Additional:
333 O'Farrell Street
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94102

Alice Simpson - Ballroom

An elderly, misanthropic dance instructor... A painfully shy bachelor... An unhappily married man... A restless divorcee... A beautiful, studious young woman and her ambitious dance partner... Though strangers, each with a shameful secret, they all share one passion: dance. In her debut novel, Ballroom, Alice Simpson draws readers into the lives and yearnings of six lonely souls who seek solace every Sunday night in the faded grandeur of a New York City dance hall. By 1999, the ballroom, across from Union Square Park, has seen better days. The upholstery is torn; the ceiling is leaking; even the floor is in need of repairs. Still, in the dim light and dazzling blur of dance after dance—Viennese waltz, giddy Peabody, and quirky quickstep, the provocative pulse of mambo, fox-trot, and tango—ordinary men and women can escape reality, with all its drudgery, disappointments, and torments, to search for their dreams. Told in interconnecting stories, Ballroom reveals the troubled pasts and hidden demons of ballroom regulars as their paths cross, in poignant and startling ways, both on and off the dance floor.

Alice Simpson is an accomplished visual artist who has taught drawing and design at FIT, the School of Visual Arts, the New School, and Otis-Parsons. She has been widely exhibited and won international acclaim for her works of sculpture and series of handcrafted artist books about dance, including Swing!, Dirty Dancing, Rumba, Urban Motion, and Tango Bar.

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111

Ballroom (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062323033
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harper, 9/2014

Karen Page - The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor - which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible ($40.00) is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs, representing such acclaimed restaurants as Crossroads and M.A.K.E. in Los Angeles; Candle 79, Dirt Candy, and Kajitsu in New York City, Green Zebra in Chicago, Greens and Millennium in San Francisco, Natural Selection and Portobello in Portland, Plum Bistro in Seattle, and Vedge in Philadelphia.

Emphasizing plant-based whole foods including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, the book provides an A-to-Z listing of hundreds of ingredients, from açaí to zucchini blossoms, cross-referenced with the herbs, spices, and other seasonings that best enhance their flavor, resulting in thousands of recommended pairings. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is the ideal reference for the way millions of people cook and eat today-- vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. This groundbreaking book will empower both home cooks and professional chefs to create more compassionate, healthful, and flavorful cuisine.

Karen Page is a two-time James Beard Award-winning author whose books include The Flavor Bible, which was named one of the year's best cookbooks on both Today and Good Morning America, one of the 100 best cookbooks of the last twenty-five years by Cooking Light, and one of the ten best cookbooks in the world of the past century by Forbes. The former Washington Post wine columnist is also the author of What to Drink with What You Eat, which was named the IACP Cookbook of the Year and Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year. She lives with her husband, author and photographer Andrew Dornenburg, in New York City.
 
Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$40.00
ISBN-13: 9780316244183
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 10/2014

Jim Dwyer - More Awesome Than Money

Diaspora has been tech news since day one, but the story reaches far beyond Silicon Valley to the now urgent issues about the future of the Internet. In More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook, New York Times bestselling author Jim Dwyer tells a riveting story of four ambitious and naÏve young men who tried to rebottle the genie of personal privacy—and paid the ultimate price.

Jim Dwyer is a Pulitzer Prize--winning reporter who writes the "About New York" column for The New York Times. He has written or co-written six books, including 102 Minutes, which spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He lives in New York City.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780670025602
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Viking Adult, 10/2014



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