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In This Newsletter:
Katherine Ellison - Tuesday, November 2
Joel Selvin - Wednesday, November 3
Simon Winchester - Friday, November 12

Buzz KATHERINE ELLISON will discuss
Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention
Tuesday, November 2 at 7 PM

Join us for a special evening with Katherine Ellison, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of The Mommy Brain. In her new book, Buzz, Ellison delivers a hilarious and heartrending account of her journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited son.

When she learns that 12-year-old Buzz suffers from ADHD, Ellison discovers that she has it too. Looking back, she sees the signs - even in her choice of profession. Weaving together her family's story with fascinating information about impulsive behavior, she spends a year exploring a range of treatments (medication, therapy and family counseling, meditation, biofeedback) to fully understand the pitfalls of her interaction with her son.

An absorbing, sharply observed memoir.” – Kirkus Reviews

Smart Ass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin JOEL SELVIN will discuss
Smart Ass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin
Wednesday, November 3 at 7 PM

Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet award-winning music journalist and bestselling author Joel Selvin.

The columnist and author of Summer of Love operated during a golden era of music journalism. For forty years, Selvin tracked rock and roll lore throughout California for the San Francisco Chronicle. His new book, Smart Ass, collects his finest reporting, his subjects ranging from Phil Spector to Tom Waits, Glen Campbell to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Grateful Dead to the Beach Boys. The book is full of Selvin’s trademark insights and acerbic asides.

“Joel really understands where the music, the musicians and the fans are coming from. He just gets it. He's hip, incisive and writes with a lot of style and a clear point of view.” — Bonnie Raitt

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Another Life Altogether SIMON WINCHESTER will discuss
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
Friday, November 12 at 7 PM

Meet Simon Winchester, the New York Times bestselling author of The Map That Changed the World and The Professor and the Madman. Winchester’s new book is an epic biography of the Atlantic Ocean. Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, he tells the breathtaking saga of a magnificent body of water.

"Of all of Winchester’s amazingly educational and entertaining books, his latest one is perhaps the most unique and the most creative in its approach." — Booklist

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