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
,
Postal Code:
94111
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781938314926
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: She Writes Press, 9/2014

Eric Maisel - The Life Purpose Boot Camp

In response to the contemporary life stressors and distractions that leave so many suffering depression, anxiety, and exhaustion, best-selling psychotherapist and creativity coach Eric Maisel offers an alternative to years in therapy or a meaningless life. Life Purpose Boot Camp: The 8-Week Breakthrough Plan for Creating a Meaningful Life is an eight-week intensive program that breaks through barriers and offers insights for living each day with purpose. An army veteran and former drill sergeant, Maisel uses the boot camp metaphor to encourage readers to show up for themselves, just as new recruits are compelled to show up for basic training. Paralleling the boot camp processes of drilling, exercising, and digging deep, Maisel helps readers identify their life purposes and then align every action with those purposes. The psychological heavy-lifting Maisel outlines, including Upgrading Your Personality, Dealing with Your Circumstances, and Creating Your Life Purpose Statement, leaves readers self-aware, self-confident, and fully living their best possible lives.

Eric Maisel has written more than 40 books on a wide variety of subjects, from the challenges of living the creative life to natural psychology, the new psychology of meaning.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781608683062
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: New World Library, 10/2014

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
,
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

Jandy Nelson - I'll Give You the Sun

This event will take place during the children's book group, MB14. Everyone is welcome!
To join MB14, our age 14 and up children's book group, or for more information, please contact Brittany at bwason@bookpassage.com or Melissa at mburke@bookpassage.com.

 
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Jandy Nelson, like her characters in I’ll Give you the Sun, comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt, and carries charms in her pockets. Her debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere, was on multiple Best Books of the Year lists, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, earned numerous starred reviews, has been translated widely, and continues to enjoy great international success. Jandy has a BA from Cornell, an MFA in poetry from Brown, and another MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Currently a full-time writer, Jandy lives and writes in San Francisco, California—not far from the settings of The Sky Is Everywhere and I’ll Give You the Sun
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780803734968
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dial, 9/2014

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

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Building Character

10/25/2014 4:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 25 • 10:00-4:00 • $120
 
 
 
 
Character-driven: it’s one way to ensure that your writing is compelling. But how do you create characters that captivate a reader? Digging up all you’ll need to create characters that jump from the page can be as complicated as a covert operation. This workshop included plenty of in-class exercises and amusing tips on craft.
 
Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the founder of Left Coast Writers®. Her latest novel, Dead Love, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist.

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


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