Terry Tempest Williams & Calvin Trillin at BookShop West Portal

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events:
Terry Tempest Williams - Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM
Calvin Trillin - Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 PM
Yoga Journal Conference - January 16-19th, Downtown SF

TTWilliams -
Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 PM

From one of our most essential environmental writers comes a luminous exploration of beauty and community in places as diverse as Italy, a prairie dog clan in Bryce Canyon, and a small town in Rwanda. In Finding Beauty in a Broken World, Terry Tempest Williams presents a moving chronicle of the ways in which humans search for meaning in an increasingly torn-apart world. In 2006, Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen. She has also been awarded the Wallace Stegner Award by The Center for the American West, a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a Guggenheim.

“Scientific in her exactitude, compassionate in her receptivity, and rhapsodic in expression, Williams has constructed a beautiful mosaic of loss and renewal that affirms, with striking lucidity, the need for reverence for all of life.”
                 — Booklist, starred review

“The questions Williams wrestles with so eloquently, imaginatively, and constructively are truly matters of life and death.”
                 — Chicago Tribune

Calvin Trillin -
Deciding The Next Decider

Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme
Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 PM

Deciding the Next Decider is an ongoing campaign narrative in verse interrupted regularly by other poems, such as a country tune about John Edwards called “Yes, I Know He’s a Mill Worker’s Son, But There’s Hollywood in That Hair,” and a Sarah Palin song about her foreign policy credentials: “On a Clear Day, I See Vladivostok.” It covers the slow-motion implosion of Hillary Clinton’s drive to the White House (“Some pundits wrote that Hil’s campaign might fare / A little better if Bill wasn’t there”), and the differing responses of Barack Obama and John McCain to the financial crisis (“Though coolness has its limitations, it’ll / Prevent comparisons with Chicken Little”). And it carries through to the vote that made Barack Obama the forty-fourth president of the United States.

Trillin has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Obliviously On He Sails and A Heckuva Job.

“Trillin praised the country’s choice to reboot
In verse that was witty, quick and acute.
What had begun two books back as a wry chronicle of woe
Became a tribute to the nation’s ability to grow.”
                — New York Times Book Review

Coming in January...

Yoga Journal

6th Annual Yoga Journal
San Francisco Conference
January 16-19th at the
Hyatt Embarcadero

Don't miss the 6th Annual Yoga Journal Conference, offering classes for all levels with Seane Corn, Rodney Yee and many more! Register online at www.yjevents.com or call: 800.561.9398. Mention promo code SF13 and receive $20 off the Main Conference.

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