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In This Newsletter:
Matthew Amster-Burton -Thursday May 28
Mind-Body Health Writing - Next Workshop Series Starts June 7
Coming up in June...

Developmental Editing MATTHEW AMSTER-BURTON will discuss
Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater
Thursday, May 28th at 7 PM

Amster-Burton's reflection on the wild joys of food and parenting - and the marvelous melange of the two - takes food enthusiasts on a new adventure in eating (with dozens of delicious recipes). The author believes that developing a child's taste for uncommon produce, meats, fish, herbs, and spices lies in early exposure to their flavors and being sure that the child sees Mom and Dad relishing a wide spectrum of foods. One by one, he debunks widely held opinions about feeding toddlers, such as withholding salt, sushi, or spices. Any parent frustrated by a child's picky eating will find some usefully novel approaches to patient cultivation of adventuresome palates.

"Since becoming the proud father of a little girl, I've found myself quickly morphing into Bill Cosby - minus the sweaters. One of my greatest fears is imagining my daughter insisting on nothing but crustless grilled cheese sandwiches and 'chicken' McNuggets. Hungry Monkey goes a long way to allaying that concern. I finished the last page and immediately set about making her Thai Shrimp Curry. A very timely and excellent book." — Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential.

"Matthew Amster-Burton is smart, funny, a terrific writer, a great cook and on track to be voted father-of-the-year every year for the next decade, at least. How lucky for Iris, a.k.a. Hungry Monkey, that she landed in the Amster-Burton family and how really lucky for us that we can tag along on their adventures - and learn how to make pretzels and pad Thai, too." — Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking: From My Home to Yours

Mind-Body Health Writing Workshop Mind-Body Health Writing Workshop
with Dr. Abby Caplin
Begins Sunday, June 7th at 7 PM

Discover how therapeutic writing can help you feel accepted and confident. Dr. Abby Caplin will guide you through a process of reflection, writing and optional sharing. Absolutely no writing experience is necessary! Just come with an open mind and notebook.

Sign up early since space is limited! Visit our website for more details.

Also Coming in June:

  • DAVID WATTS will read and discuss
    The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor's Office
    Tuesday, June 9 at 7 PM

  • BOOKSHOP WEST PORTAL presents our
    Third Anniversary Sale!
    Friday-Sunday, June 12-14th
    All books, cards and gifts in stock will be 20% off!

  • JOAN GELFAND will lead a workshop on
    Building Your Writer's Resume
    Wednesday, June 17 7-9 PM

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