Gale O'Brien - Transformation

Perseverance, determination, drive, resolve, courage and grit. These are the characteristics of a true survivor. A cancer survivor looks death in the face. She either gets scared and her body succumbs, or she sets an intention to live and beats the cancer against all odds. Transformation: Creating an Exceptional Life in the Face of Cancer ($16.95), is about the latter. It’s about taking the reins of your life and proactively changing the course of your survival, from diagnosis, to treatment, to creating a new life after cancer. This book explores the passion for living that lies inside each of us. Take a moment to ask yourself, "What truly excites me in life?" Is it people, food, travel, work, sports or the arts? "What's stopping me from living the life I have always dreamed of?" Author, Gale O’Brien, reveals how she conquered emotional repression and the fear of dying to emerge with a new attitude toward food, health and fitness, relationships, time management, work and spirituality. This book is an honest, revealing, no holds barred description of Gale’s transformational journey to survival, and how she finally gave herself permission to start living life fully engaged.

Gale O'Brien has a Master of Arts degree in Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. Previously a school teacher, she now enjoys a rewarding career as a writer and motivational speaker. she is the founder of The Healing Blog: Creating an Exceptional Life and a contributor to Examiner.com, reporting on topics relevant to cancer survivorship. She lives in New Mexico, where she is inspired by the people and the art culture of the Southwest.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$18.65
ISBN-13: 9781492923992
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Createspace, 12/2013

Class: Yvonne Horn - The Traveling Gardener

05/10/2014 3:30 pm

Sat., May 10 • 2:30-3:30 pm • $25

 

 

Yvonne Horn, award- winning travel writer, shares a PowerPoint presentation of eight gardens with tales to tell, gardens that express the passion of their creator. Among them are the poison garden at England’s Alnwick Castle; “Cougar Annie’s” garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island; and Kokadera, Kyoto’s garden run amok in moss.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

UC Berkeley Extension Student Reading

Join students and teachers for a selection of readings from work produced through the UC Berkeley Extension program. Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today they offer more than 2,000 courses each year.
 
Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States

Dewey Livingston - In the Heart of Marin

In the Heart of Marin: The History of Kentfield & Greenbrae California ($60.00), tells tales of the small communities of Kentfield and Greenbrae. It begins in the 1800s, with stories of suburban Greenbrae, carefully and thoughtfully planned. Also highlighted, is the history of the Kentfield School District. This work is a 400-page history, which includes hundreds of historical photographs and maps, and local artist George Demont Otis’ depiction of Mt. Tamalpais on the cover.

In addition to Dewey Livingston’s extensive research, Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society research committee members have, along with the author himself, conducted interviews with a variety of longtime residents of Kentfield and Greenbrae. (Additional interviews of Kent alumni from over the past 70 years were conducted by Kent Middle School 8th graders). The resulting oral histories have been incorporated into Livingston’s history of the two communities and add a delightful sense of place to the work. Stories of long-ago childhood adventures in both Kentfield and Greenbrae rub shoulders with the intent and vision of the founders of the two communities.

Dewey Livingston, historian and author, has spent over 25 years uncovering the rich history of Marin County and other areas of the American West, then crafting his discoveries into highly readable texts. While Dewey is originally from Southern California, he spent his high school years in Kentfield, and many hours hiking the trails of Mt. Tamalpais. A large body of his recent work has focused on the Point Reyes Peninsula and West Marin, including, Nicasio: The Historic Valley at the Center of Marin.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Senator Elizabeth Warren - A Fighting Chance

Tickets: $35 (includes signed copy of A Fighting Chance)
Angelico Hall, Dominican University

 

 

As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher—an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws?

Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis, but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers, and was denied the opportunity to run it. Finally, at age 62, she decided to run for elective office and won the most competitive—and watched—Senate race in the country.

In this passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, A Fighting Chance ($28.00), Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class—and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America’s government can and must do better for working families.

Elizabeth Warren is the senior senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of eight books, including All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan and The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke, written with her daughter, Amelia Tyagi.

 

Location: 
Street:
50 Acacia Avenue
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901

A Fighting Chance (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781627790529
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Metropolitan Books, 5/2014

Left Coast Writers®: John Hewitt - Drone Baloney

The ex-pat recluses hiding out in a tumbledown Baja beachfront settllement have only one desire: they want to be left alone. And they are—until a mysterious government drone plummets into the desert next to their tumbledown settlement. The high-tech air war that follows lights up the Mexican skies, and the carnage from that battle spills down on Punta Gringa’s vagabonds, scuttling their dreams. Drone Baloney ($11.95) chronicles the efforts of this quirky band that fights against progress they don’t enjoy. John Hewitt is a Los Angeles native who has pursued the art of avoiding potholes while driving through Mexico. He currently lives in northern California.

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. 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Drone Baloney (Paperback)

$11.95
ISBN-13: 9780615913117
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Pump Island Tales, 1/2014



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