Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wendy Mogel on November 7th

Wendy Mogel will be signing copies of her new book, The Blessing of a B Minus, on Sunday November 7th from 1 to 3pm.

Mogel's sage advice on parenting young children has struck a chord with thousands of readers and made her one of today's most trusted parenting authorities. Now, in a long-awaited follow-up to her first book, Mogel addresses the question she hears most frequently: what to do when those children become teenagers, when their sense of independence and entitlement grows, the pressure to compete and succeed skyrockets, and communication becomes fraught with obstacles?

With her warmth, wit, and signature combination of Jewish teachings and psychological research, Mogel helps parents to ably navigate the often rough journey through the teenage years and guide children to becoming confident, resilient young adults. By viewing the frustrating and worrisome elements of adolescence as "blessings," Mogel reveals that they are in fact necessary steps in psychological growth and character development to be met with faith, detachment, and a sense of humor rather than over-involvement and anxiety. Mogel gives parents the tools to do so and offers reassuring spiritual and ethical advice.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Norwood Young on November 6th

Norwood Young will be signing copies of his new memoir Getting Back to My Me: The Chronicles of Norwood Young on Saturday November 6th from 1-3 p.m.

You probably know him as the owner of the house with all the David statues. The true story of a former Star Search contestant, a man who seemingly had it all, living the lavish Hollywood lifestyle of a successful recording artist, European nightclub owner, Reality show star, and Hollywood socialite, and reigning King of Hancock Park.

Behind closed doors however, his life was empty and filled with pain, guilt, self destruction, self mutilation through plastic surgery, and shame. This must-read takes us on a riveting and spiritual journey of stripping one's soul to the core through the survival of sexual and drug abuse, rehab, house arrest, and jail.

This is a compelling and inspirational story of how to turn being a victim into being victorious.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Shantam Zohar to sign "Mideast Tango"

Author Shantam Zohar will be signing copies of his book Mideast Tango: A Story of War and Awakening on Friday October 22nd from 1-3 pm.

Shantam Zohar is an interdisciplinary artist and former Israeli Elite Forces commando as well as an award-winning writer. Mideast Tango sheds a unique light on the much-debated Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Told from the inside, Mideast Tango is a gripping tale of love, friendship, triumph and loss.

Liz highly recommends this extraordinary novel.

Shantam Zohar has recently completed his course work for an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing at Bar Ilan University. Following the time period described in Mideast Tango, Shantam spent fifteen years travelling through some forty countries. He now lives with his wife and son in a village off the coast of the Mediterranean.

Charles Churchward to Sign New Book About Herb Ritts

Charles Churchward will be signing copies of his new book Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour on Saturday October 23rd from 1-3 pm.

For The Golden Hour, firs-time author Charles Churchward, a long-time and distinguished art director at publications including Vogue and Vanity Fair, spent five years interviewing Ritts' family, and scores of his photographic subjects, business associates, curators, staff, closest confidants, and friends including Anna Wintour, Madonna, Annie Leibovitz, Cindy Crawford, Elton John, kd lang, Richard Gere, and Christopher Buckley.

Churchward also meticulously researched Ritts' personal archive to select intimate portraits, images of extravagant Hollywood parties, travels to exotic locales, and other unforgettable moments from an extraordinary career. These mesmerizing images, and the colorful tales based on hundreds of hours of Churchward's interviews result in a very personal look at the charmed life of the legendary photographer, and provide a bird's eye look into the sexy world of glamour, celebrity, fame, and a life lived in the center of Hollywood royalty.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Book Signing with Deborah Eden Tull

Deborah Eden Tull will be signing copies of her book The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution on Sunday October 10th from 1-3 pm.

This quietly revolutionary guidebook picks up where the bestselling Process Self-Reliance Series' The Urban Homestead left off and brings us into the kitchen, where the daily choices we make involving food have a profound impact both on our lives and the world at large.

Deborah Eden Tull draws upon years of experience as a monk, organic farmer, and chef to introduce simple but life-changing ways for urbanites to adopt a more mindful relationship with food, from shopping, menu planning, cooking, growing, and storing food, maintaining the kitchen, and eating out, to community food sharing and tips for parents.

Beautifully illustrated, practical, and fun, this book is filled with anecdotes and step-by-step instructions to inspire neophytes and experienced homesteaders alike. The Natural Kitchen's introspective and educational journey will inspire action and change forever the way readers relate to food, the environment, and their daily lives.