Barbara Rose Brooker - The Rise and Fall of a Jewish American Princess

Beginning in 1960, The Rise and Fall of a Jewish American Princess chronicles Dianne Roseman, who is programmed to be a Jewish Princes; to define herself by marriage, her struggle to become an artist in the brutal art world, her falll from a love affair with a famous dealer of contemporary art, and her rise in her true self. Asking questions of deception and redemption, Barbara Rose Brooker's newest novel explores women of all cultures.

Barbara Rose Brooker is the author of The Viagra Diaries and currently teaches at San Francisco State University. She has a Master's in Creative Writing. She has appeared on The Today Show and The Talk and has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, and more. 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Mark Wiederanders - Stevenson's Treasure

Stevenson's Treasure is a fictional but carefully researched story about the year Robert Louis Stevenson left Scotland and journeyed to California on what has to be one of the most romantic, ill-advised but successful quests a literary figure has ever made.  His objective is scandalous: to make an American art student he met in France, Fanny Osbourne, his wife despite the fact she's already married (unhappily), has children and is ten years older than him.  Showing up on her Monterey doorstep half-dead from several ailments, “Louis” nonetheless proposes marriage.  Although her heart longs to say “yes,” she turns him down for a variety of practical reasons.  Louis finds cheap lodgings nearby and vows to stay as long as it takes to overcome her objections.  In their year-long struggle to somehow have a future together, Louis and Fanny must contend not just with his abysmal health, but his inability to sell his writing, her handsome but philandering husband, a contentious teenage daughter and a skeptical ten-year-old son as well.  From this mixture, stirred on a palette of landscapes that include France, Monterey, San Francisco, Calistoga and the Highlands of Scotland, comes a more complete triumph than Stevenson could ever have hoped for.

Mark Wiederanders writes about the private lives of famous authors. His screenplay about William Shakespeare’s family, Taming Judith was a finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures’ annual screenwriting competition and was optioned by a film company.  An earlier draft of Stevenson’s Treasure placed in the Short List for Finalists in the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s annual Novel-in-Progress competition.  To finish the novel, Mark was awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Martha’s Vineyard Writers’ Residency and the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.  

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Street:
1 Ferry Building
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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111
$20.35
ISBN-13: 9781611793079
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Fireship Press, 2/2014

Allen Salkin - From Scratch

America has come a long way from the handful of “dump and stir” cooking shows of the 1970s and 80s to the vast and vibrant television food scene of today, when most of the population seems to be on a first-name basis with the likes of Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, and Mario Batali. Now out in paperback, From Scratch: The Uncensored History Of The Food Network is the first book about the network that covers the whole story from the beginning. It includes a brand new afterword with behind-the-scenes revelations about a bullying Robert Irvine as he confronts a rising rival, a never-say-die Paula Deen trying to rebuild her brand against all odds, and a not-ready-for-her-close-up Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, as she struggles to adapt to being a TV star. Illuminating one of the most notable cultural and media trends of recent decades, the rise of a food-obsessed culture, the book also tells a powerful business story, revealing how creativity, chance, technology, and money sometimes work together and sometimes at cross purposes when building a brand. In its paperback form, it will continue to be devoured by devoted fans of food shows, by media business junkies who want to know how an empire was created, and by everyone curious about what some of today’s best known pop culture personalities are really like behind the scenes.

Allen Salkin's journalism has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, and Details. He produces and stars in video interviews of food celebrities for a variety of websites. A well-known trend spotter, his article on the renewed popularity of monocles attracted worldwide attention in spring 2014. Allen was a featured player on the E! reality show #1 Single, has appeared in documentaries including True Hollywood Story: Chris Farley, and on numerous outlets to discuss his first book Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us, about the Seinfeld-inspired celebration.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780399159329
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Putnam Adult, 10/2013

Class: Laura Deutsch & Tarra Christoff- Discover Your Legacy

11/16/2014 1:00 pm
Sun. Nov. 16 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $85
 
 
 
 
Explore creative ways to envision the next phase of your life.  In this experiential workshop, we'll use writing, discussion, meditation and other techniques to help you uncover what brings you a sense of meaning and purpose.
 
Laura Deutsch's book Writing from the Senses was published by Shambhala in 2014. Her work has appeared in the LA Times and SF Chronicle, and she has taught at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.
 
Tarra Christoff, legacy coach, helps people discover and create meaningful legacies. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and has led workshops on making a difference at The Omega Institute and JFK University.

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

Patricia Garfield - Schmoopie's Dream

When Schmoopie, the runt and sole survivor of a litter is rescued from the pound, her wish for a new family is fulfilled beyond her wildest dreams. Children’s therapy centers and humane societies use the entertaining and inspirational story of Schmoopie’s Dream: From Pound to Penthouse as an additional healing tool.

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., is a worldwide authority on dreams.  She is one of the six co-founders of The Association for the Study of Dreams and was the 1998-99 President. Her bestseller Creative Dreaming is considered a classic, and is available in fourteen languages.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780991617418
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dr. Patricia Garfield's Center for Creative D, 6/2014

Cathy Barrow - Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry

In Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry ($35.00), home preserving expert Cathy Barrow presents a world of practical and easy-to-master techniques for preserving fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish, canning beans and soups, and making cheese. From double strawberry jam and chile-spiked tomatoes to duck confit and homemade pancetta, Mrs. Wheelbarrow s Practical Pantry gives readers the tools to turn the fleeting abundance of the farmers market into a well-stocked pantry. It arms home cooks with clear instructions for water-bath processing and pressure canning and further inspires readers with more than 150 color photographs that feature fresh produce in season, cooking techniques, and finished dishes.
 
Cathy Barrow writes the food blog Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Garden and Gun, NPR, and Modern Farmer, among other publications. She lives in Washington, DC. 


Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9780393240733
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 11/2014



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