Books & Writers

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Climate Cartoons

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Tue, Jul 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., Author, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
Jonah Sachs, CEO, Free Range

In these hot and crazy times, we all need some comic relief. Yoram Bauman, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, promises to inform and entertain us with his 20-minute routine. Then he will sit down to talk about using humor and storytelling as tools for combating the doom-and-gloom attitude that often marks discussions about melting glaciers and disappearing species. Read more »

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Book Discussion: The Dinner by Herman Koch

Mon, Jul 7 2014 - 5:30pm

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. Read more »

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John Krumboltz: Abolishing Fear of Failure

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Thu, Jun 26 2014 - 7:00pm

John Krumboltz, Professor of Education and Psychology, Stanford University; Co-author, Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win Read more »

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The Key to Regaining American Opportunity and Fiscal Freedom

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Wed, Jun 25 2014 - 12:00pm

C. Eugene Steuerle, Fellow, Urban Institute; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury; Author, Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future 
Frank Yeary, Co-founder and Chairman, Level Money; Former Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley 
Robert Friedman, Founder and Chair, Corporation for Enterprise Development – Moderator Read more »

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Jenny Bowen: A Personal Tale of Action to Save Orphaned Children

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Mon, Jun 23 2014 - 6:00pm

Jenny Bowen, Founder, Half the Sky; Author, Wish You Happy Forever Read more »

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Book Discussion: Caesar's Commentaries: On The Gallic War and On The Civil War by Julius Caesar

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Mon, Jun 23 2014 - 5:30pm

There was a time when Latin was a widespread educational rite of passage starting with "Veni, vidi, vici." This discussion will focus on the English translation of the Commentaries by Julius Caesar, one of the most important persons of his age, some would say second only to Jesus Christ. Caesar's Commentaries are required reading at U.S. Read more »

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Deborah Rodriguez: From Afghanistan to Mexico

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Thu, Jun 19 2014 - 7:00pm

Deborah Rodriguez Author, Kabul Beauty School and Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea
Marcela Davison Aviles, President and CEO/Executive Producer, ¡VivaFest! - Moderator  Read more »

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An Evening of Botany & Booze with the Drunken Botanist

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Thu, Jun 19 2014 - 6:30pm

Amy Stewart, Author, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks; Blogger, GardenRant; Twitter @Amy_Stewart
In conversation with Thad Vogler, Owner, Bar Agricole and Trou Normand Read more »

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Maurice Kanbar: A Unique Inventor and His Amazing Inventions

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Wed, Jun 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Maurice Kanbar, Inventor; Author, Secrets From an Inventor's Notebook: Advice on Inventing Success Read more »

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Self-made Gangster Exclusively Reveals All to His Nephew

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Tue, Jun 17 2014 - 5:15pm

Bruce Farrell Rosen, Author, Bombed in His Bed: Confessions of Jewish Gangster Myer Rush; Banker Read more »

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