September 2010

"Everyman"

Tue, Sep 7 2010 - 5:30pm

Everyman

Come discuss Philip Roth’s meditation on aging and death. His novel’s protagonist is a 70-something who spends his last days lamenting his lost prowess and refusing to apologize for a lifetime of bad behavior. Some will see him as Portnoy all grown up, a synthesis of the womanizing, sex- and death-obsessed characters that have been Roth’s fictional trademarks. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Why we get fat : Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

Thu, Sep 2 2010 - 6:00pm

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

This program is postponed. The new date is Wednesday, October 13. Book tickets here.

Gary Taubes, Science Journalist; Author, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Prepare to change everything you thought you knew about weight management. Since the 1950s, the conventional wisdom has held that we get fat because we eat too much and move too little. Read more »

Video Stars Tell All: Pathways to Fame and Fortune

Thu, Sep 23 2010 - 7:00pm

Video Stars Tell All: Pathways to Fame and Fortune

This program is postponed until 2011

Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3
Jack Conte, Artist, Pomplamoose
Nataly Dawn, Artist, Pomplamoose
Martine Paris, Head of Content Monetization, PlaySpan Marketplace

The revolution in web video distribution has opened the doors for those seeking fame and fortune online. Read more »

Building Brands in a Digital World

Wed, Sep 22 2010 - 7:00pm

Building Brands in a Digital World

Michael Kroll, Director of Brand Strategy for Online Services, Microsoft
Stuart Tenzer, Founder, Coast Road Media LLC
Hal Milstein, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Ted Max, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
Martine Paris, Head of Content Acquisition, PlaySpan Marketplace – Moderator

Building a better mousetrap, widget, or search engine i Read more »

Social Capital: Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is

Fri, Sep 17 2010 - 12:00pm

Social Capital: Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is

Melanie Cheng, Founder OmOrganics.org and FarmsReach.com 
David Hodgson, Co-founder, the Idea Hive; Fellow, the International Futures Forum
Kevin Jones, Founder Good Capital; Convener, SOCAP
Hope Neighbor, Founder and CEO, Hope Consulting
Sean Stannard-Stockton, CEO, Tactical Philanthropy Advisors; Columnist, Chronicle of Philanthropy; Author, Tactical Philanthropy Blog
Amy Benziger, C Read more »

Past Winners

Many familiar names are included on our list of over 400 authors who have won the California Book Award since its inception. Some of the favorites include: John Steinbeck, Wallace Stegner, Diane Johnson, Ray Bradbury, Robert Hass, Kevin Starr, T.C. Boyle, Amy Tan, Jared Diamond, Czeslaw Milosz, C.S. Forester, Michael Chabon, William T. Vollman, Kay Ryan, Ishmael Reed, Khaled Hosseini, Adam Johnson, and many, many more.

Winners of the 82nd annual California Book Awards Read more »

Illegal You: Broadcasting, Open Sourcing and Downloading Pirates

Thu, Sep 30 2010 - 6:30pm

Illegal You: Broadcasting, Open Sourcing and Downloading Pirates
 
Daniel Alarcon, Author; Associate Editor, Etiqueta Negra; Book Piracy Expert
Daniel “Monkey” Roberts, Founder and Manager, Pirate Cat Radio
DJ’s Adrian and Mysterious D, Founders, Bootie; Masters of Bootleg Mashup
Daniel Terdiman, Senior Writer, CNET News and CBS Interactive - Moderator

Pirates these days have made a major technology upgrade, trading in eye patches and parrots for bit torrents and r Read more »

Thomas Keller: The Making of America's Best Chef

Thu, Sep 30 2010 - 6:30pm

Thomas Keller: The Making of America’s Best Chef

Owner, the French Laundry, Bouchon, Per Se, Ad Hoc; Author, Ad Hoc at Home and The French Laundry Cookbook

Clark Wolf, President and Founder, Clark Wolf Company; Consultant; Author; Writer - Moderator Read more »

Timothy Geithner: U.S. Treasury Secretary

Thu, Sep 30 2010 - 6:30pm

Timothy Geithner

This program has been cancelled

Secretary of U.S. Treasury

Get up close and personal with one of the most important figures entrusted with getting the nation’s economy back on track. Before his ascension to the Treasury in 2009, Secretary Geithner helmed the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His many years of service include jobs in three presidential administrations for five secretaries of the treasury in a variety of positions. Read more »

P.J. O'Rourke: Why Voting Just Encourages Politicians

Thu, Sep 30 2010 - 12:00pm

P.J. O'Rourke: Why Voting Just Encourages Politicians

Author, Don't Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards, Parliament of Whores and CEO of the Sofa

Phil Bronstein, Executive Vice President, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

With more than 1 million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in the Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer, O'Rourke has established himself as a premier political satirist. Read more »