Books & Writers

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William Ury: Getting to Yes with Yourself

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Tue, Feb 3 2015 - 6:00pm

William Ury, Co-founder of Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation; Author, Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents Read more »

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The Business Solution to Poverty

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Wed, Jan 21 2015 - 7:00pm

Mal Warwick, Co-author, The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers Read more »

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Steven Brill

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Tue, Jan 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Brill, Journalist; Author, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System; Twitter @StevenBrill Read more »

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The Home that Watches Over Your Parents

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Thu, Jan 8 2015 - 5:15pm

Richard Caro, D.Phil., Scientist; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
Mary Hulme, Gerontologist; Care Manager
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Book Discussion of The Flamethrowers by Rachael Kushner

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Mon, Jan 5 2015 - 5:30pm

In The Flamethrowers, Kushner skillfully navigates huge swaths of politics and history, intimately intersecting the vivid lives of her characters with the external reality in which they move. Read more »

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The Rise and Fall of a Jewish American Princess

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Tue, Dec 16 2014 - 5:15pm

Barbara Rose Brooker, Author; Columnist; Performer; Teacher Read more »

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A Spirited Evening with Adam Rogers

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Wed, Dec 10 2014 - 6:30pm

Adam Rogers, Articles Editor, Wired; Author, Proof: The Science of Booze

In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope. From our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research, Rogers offers a unique glimpse inside the barrels, stills, tanks and casks that produce some of our most iconic beverages. He uncovers alcohol’s deepest mysteries and the subtle mixture of psychology and neurobiology that fuels our taste for such drinks. Read more »

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An Evening with Jared Diamond

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Tue, Dec 9 2014 - 6:30pm

Jared Diamond, Professor, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday

In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival Read more »

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The Ten Best Ethical Destinations Awards: Voting with Our Wings

Mon, Dec 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director, Ethical Traveler
Malia Everette, Founder, Altruvistas Read more »

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Grapes of Wrath at 75: Retracing the Joads’ Journey

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Mon, Dec 8 2014 - 6:00pm

P.J. Palmer, Filmmaker; Videographer
Octavio Solis, Playwright; Director
Patricia Wakida, Writer; Linoleum Block-Print Artist

Monday Night Philosophy celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Its central themes of struggle and hope are still relevant today. Read more »

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