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Fall 2020 Arts & Culture


Stay at Home with author Ronda Kaysen 

Monday, October 5 • 7:30 p.m.

In partnership with Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

New York Times Real Estate columnist Ronda Kaysen offers an all-in-one resource on how to buy, dec­o­rate, orga­nize and main­tain a space including a home office. She will feature ideas for working from home, remote learning, de-cluttering, downsizing and more!  Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council.

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When the World Feels Like a Scary Place with author Dr. Abigail Gerwirtz

Tuesday, October 13 • 7:30 p.m.

In partnership with JCC MetroWest

Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, a child psychologist, mother of four, and a leading expert on families under stress will lead a practical and helpful conversation about how to handle those sometimes difficult but important conversations which we are all having with our kids—or are perhaps wanting to have but don’t know where to start or what to say.  Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council.

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In Conversation with Stephanie But­nickMark Oppen­heimer and Liel Lei­bovitz authors of The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia 

Wednesday, November 11 • 8:00 p.m.

In partnership with JCC MetroWest and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest

Join the hosts of Tablet magazine’s wild­ly pop­u­lar Unortho­dox pod­cast as they share a wide range of perspectives regarding modern Judaism in pro­fane, some pro­found (and sometimes both!) ways.

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A Conversation with Ambassador Ido Aharoni moderated by Michal Divon

Tuesday, November 17 • 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA), donations are appreciated

Join us in conversation about the consequences of the elections – both at home in the US and in Israel. Ido Aharoni has been Israel's longest serving Consul-General in New York and Michal Divon is an Israeli-American journalist and TV host who has interviewed many high profile figures.

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The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook with Authors Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner

Tuesday, December 1 • 730 p.m.
In partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
The Berkshires boasts an impressive number of family-run farms. These stories of the area's farmers and chefs are told through the language of food and the recipes extend well beyond the region. Join the Bildners’ as they paint a vivid portrait of the earth and what we eat. Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council.
Price: $10
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One Book. One Jewish Community.
Book Read with Nesting Dolls author Alina Adams

Tuesday, December 8 • 7:30 p.m.
The Nesting Dolls is about three gen­er­a­tions of a Sovi­et Jew­ish fam­i­ly in 1930s and 1970s Odessa USSR, and in present day Brighton Beach, Brook­lyn. Three women strug­gle to sur­vive through Stal­in’s purges, the Free Sovi­et Jewry move­ment and the bat­tle between roots and assim­i­la­tion in America.  Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council.
Price: $10

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BookFest in Your Living Room

Jodi Picoult, The Book of Two Ways: A Novel 
In Conversation with Judy Blume, New York Times Bestselling Author and Owner, Books & Books, Key West 

Wednesday, September 23 | 8:00 pm EST 
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $36 includes one copy of The Book of Two Ways Includes shipping.  

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a riveting novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives.

Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. Thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw 15 years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.

Dawn survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her clients.

But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made. After the crash landing, the airline offers the survivors transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways—the first known map of the afterlife.

As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them.

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels, including A Spark of Light, Small Great Things, and My Sister’s Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire.

Deepak Chopra, Total Meditation: Practices In Living the Awakened Life 
With guest host Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer 

Wednesday, September 30 | 8:00 pm EST 
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $31 includes one signed copy of book (includes shipping)

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"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there.”

For the last thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution in the West. His new book Total Meditation offers a complete exploration and reinterpretation of the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that this practice can bring.

“Stop. Take three deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body, observing what’s happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding.”

Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he guides you on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are.

Dr. Chopra will be leading a short meditation.

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is the author of 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. Time magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”  https://www.deepakchopra.com/

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Casey Cep, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee 

Tuesday, October 6 | 8:00 pm EST
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $11 or $24 for one event ticket and paperback copy of book (includes shipping) 

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One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2019, a New York Times bestseller and named one of the best books of 2019 by Time, Glamour, O Magazine, Town and Country and more, Casey Cep brings to life a courtroom drama, a true-crime thriller and a miniature biography of Harper Lee. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted—thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. In the audience during the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Furious Hours tells the story of the shocking murders, the ensuing trials and the racial politics of the Deep South, while offering a deeply moving portrait of one of the country’s most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

Casey Cep is a writer at the New Yorker. After graduating Harvard, she earned a M.Phil. in Theology at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. This is her first book.

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Colin Quinn, Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States 

Thursday, October 8 | 8:00 pm EST  

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $36 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (includes shipping) 

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In Colin Quinn's new book, the popular comedian, SNL alum, social commentator, and star of the shows Red State Blue State and Unconstitutional tackles the condition of our union today.

Running state-by-state, from Connecticut to Hawaii, Quinn calls us out and identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and what we actually do. Within a framework of big-picture thinking about systems of government―after all, how would you put this country together if you started from scratch today?―to dead-on-funny observations about the quirks and vibes of the citizens in each region, Overstated skewers us all, red, blue, and purple, and is infused with the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the U.S. into being.

Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian, writer, and performer whose 30-year broadcast career has included stints on Saturday Night Live as the "Weekend Update" anchor, appearances on every cable comedy showcase and network talk show you can think of, including his own eponymous late-night show. His specials Unconstitutional (2013) and The New York Story (2015, directed by Jerry Seinfeld) are available on Netflix, and his one-man show Red State, Blue State (2019) premiered to rave reviews in New York. The special was adapted into CNN’s first comedy special in May 2019 and started streaming on Netflix in August 2019.

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Steve Madden, The Cobbler: How I Disrupted an Industry, Fell from Grace, and Came Back Stronger Than Ever
In conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Journalist

Thursday, October 15 | 8:00 pm EST
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $36 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (includes shipping)

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Everyone knows Steve Madden’s name and his shoes, but few are familiar with his story. Over the past thirty years Steve Madden has taken his eponymous shoe company from the fledgling start-up he founded with a mere $1,100 to a global, multi-billion-dollar brand. But Madden’s mistakes, from his battle with addiction to the financial shortcuts that landed him in prison, are as important to his story as his most iconic shoes. In this raw, intimate, and ultimately inspiring book, Madden holds nothing back as he shares what it took to get here and the lessons he’s learned along the way. From his unconventional hiring strategies to his slavish devotion to product, Madden offers a business perspective that is as unique as his styles. In The Cobbler, readers are treated to the wild ride though his rise, fall, and comeback. But they will also walk away uplifted by a man who has owned up to his mistakes and come back determined to give back and use his hard-won platform to create positive change.

Steven Madden is an entrepreneur, an award-winning designer, and a business titan whose eponymous company is currently worth 3 billion dollars. On the flip side, he is an ex-con, a recovering addict, and a devoted family man. Considered the fashion footwear mogul of the 21st century, Madden has an innate sense of what’s hot, what’s next, what’s exciting, and more importantly, how this will translate to the customer. He is also an active philanthropist and mentor who supports a number of organizations that help those in need of a second chance.

Judy Gold, Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All In Trouble 
In Conversation with Mara Davis, Local Media Personality 

Thursday, October 22 | 8:00 pm EST 
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $30 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (includes shipping) 

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"No one makes me laugh harder than Judy Gold. If I had to pick one comedian to write a book about free speech, it would be Judy." – Amy Schumer

In Yes I Can Say That, comedy veteran Judy Gold argues that "no one has the right to tell comics what they can or cannot joke about…. Laughter is a unifier. It's the best medicine...” For Gold, nothing is more insidious than enforcing silence and repressing jokes—the job of a comedian is to expose society's demons, and confront them head-on, no prisoners allowed. In ten impassioned polemics, she frames comedy as a tool of empowerment, a way to reclaim hateful rhetoric and battle the democracy-crushing plight of censorship.

Uninhibited and bold, Gold is as skilled at making readers laugh as she is at exposing uncomfortable truths about our culture and society. In this era of partisan politics and gaping inequalities, Yes I Can Say That is the refreshingly candid, wickedly funny and deliciously blunt manifesto we need. 

Judy Gold is an American stand-up comedian, actress, television writer, and producer. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and has starred in comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and Logo. She has also written and starred in two critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show―My Life as a Sitcom and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (which she performed in the MJCCA’s Morris and Rae Frank Theater). She is currently the host of the hit podcast Kill Me Now.

Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium

Harlan Coben, The Boy From the Woods 
In Conversation with Emily Giffin, New York Times Bestselling Author

Sunday, October 25 | 8:00 pm EST
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $23 for one virtual ticket and paperback copy of book (shipping included)

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A man with a mysterious past is asked to find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away. Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing. Naomi Pine's disappearance is not taken seriously, not even by her father -- but Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney who knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school, asks Wilde -- with whom she shares a tragic connection -- to use his unique skills to help find the child. In order to find her, he must venture back into a community where he never fit in and where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions…secrets that Wilde must uncover before it’s too late.  

With over 70 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben is the #1 New York Times author of thirty-one novels including The Boy From the Woods, Run Away, Fool Me Once, Tell No One and the renowned Myron Bolitar series. His books are published in 43 languages. He is the creator and executive producer for the Netflix television dramas The Stranger, based on his novel, Safe, and several others.

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Mike Leven, Can’t Do It Yourself: How Commitment to Others Leads to Personal Prosperity 

Thursday, October 29 | 8:00 pm EST
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $36 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (includes shipping) 

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Mike Leven, a storied hotel executive and respected Jewish leader, served at the helm of the Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Las Vegas Sands, and other noteworthy hospitality businesses and most recently as the CEO and chairman of the Georgia Aquarium. In his new book, Can’t Do It Yourself, Leven takes the reader on a journey through his life, from growing up in a multi-generational household with Russian immigrant grandparents in a close-knit Jewish community in Boston, through his time in Alpha Epsilon Pi at Tufts University, and then his career as an executive for some of the most noteworthy hotel chains. Each chapter ends with 11 different lessons to live by in business and life.

Part memoir, part business book, Can’t Do It Yourself recounts a range of fascinating stories from the late 1930s to present-day, from his family vacation to the segregated south as a teenager, to his central role in founding the Asian American Hotel Association to support Indian immigrant franchisees overcome discrimination and build their businesses, to his first job working as a social worker for civil rights leader John Moreland, to his time at the helm of the Las Vegas Sands in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Mike Leven has served as the president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, in addition to roles of the chairman and chief executive officer of US Franchise Systems, the president and chief operating officer of Holiday Inn Worldwide, the president of Days Inn of America, and most recently was the volunteer chief executive officer and chairman of the Georgia Aquarium.

He is a longtime leader of the Jewish community in Atlanta and nationally, including with the Atlanta Jewish Federation. In 2019, he co-founded the Jewish Future Pledge – a national movement to inspire individuals and families to pledge 50% or more of the charitable giving in their estate plan to Jewish and Israel-related causes.

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Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy, Never Alone 

Sunday, November 8 | 1:00 pm EST
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $6 for one virtual ticket or $36 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (includes shipping) 

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Never Alone is a classic account of courage, integrity and belonging. In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist for the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration, was arrested. He spent nine years as a political prisoner, convicted of treason against the state. In Never Alone, Natan Sharansky and historian Gil Troy show how Sharansky's years in prison, many spent in harsh solitary confinement, prepared him for his public life, bringing extraordinary moral clarity and uncompromising honesty to his work as an Israeli politician and the head of the Jewish Agency. Never one who placed expediency ahead of consistent values, Sharansky was an often-awkward political colleague but always visionary as to where the real threats to freedom lay. Never Alone is suffused with reflections from his time as a political prisoner, from his seat at the table as history unfolded in Israel and the Middle East, and his passionate efforts to unite the Jewish people. Written with frankness, affection, and humor, the book offers us profound insights from a man whose fight for individual freedom in the face of overt tyranny would come to define the rest of his life. 

Natan Sharansky is an Israeli politician, human rights activist and author. He served as Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency from June 2009 to August 2018. 

Gil Troy is the award-winning author of The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s which will be published this October by Thomas Dunne Books of St. Martin׳s Press. A Professor of History at McGill University since 1990, he is a leading presidential historian, writing about the history of American presidential elections, the importance of moderation in American democracy, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan's fight as US Ambassador to the UN against the infamous Zionism is Racism resolution. 

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Joan Lunden, Why Did I Come Into This Room? A Candid Conversation About Aging 
In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Journalist

Sunday, November 8 | 8:00 pm EST
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $11 for one event ticket or $36 for one event ticket and copy of book (includes shipping) 

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A funny What to Expect When You're Expecting for the aging woman, acclaimed journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into various phases of aging in her most candid and revealing book yet. Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. Whether you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or more, this book is full of helpful information. Lunden goes where others fear to tread, openly sharing her anxieties and breakthroughs and how she’s coping with the realities of aging - wrinkles and age spots, expanding waistlines, diminished energy (my get-up-and-go got up and went), weak pelvic floors (yes, we’re talking about leaking), hot flashes, disrupted sleep, changes in sex drive (oh yeah, she goes there), ageism (it exists and it pisses us off), and yes, the real reasons we find ourselves always searching for those car keys! Why Did I Come into This Room? explores the science of aging and how it impacts the body and brain.

An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women’s health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the longest-running female host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 5 presidents, 5 Olympics, and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health.

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Dale Berra, My Dad, Yogi 

Tuesday, November 10 | 8:00 pm EST 
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $24 for one virtual ticket and paperback copy of book (shipping included)

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Everyone knows Yogi Berra. The American icon was the backbone of the New York Yankees through ten World Series Championships, managed the National League Champion New York Mets in 1973, and had an ingenious way with words that remains an indelible part of our lexicon. But no one knew him like his family did. My Dad, Yogi is Dale Berra's chronicle of the unshakeable bond with his father and an intimate portrait providing a unique perspective on one of the great sports figures of the 20th Century. Throughout Dale's youth, he had a firsthand look at the Major Leagues alongside his dad and Berra's lifelong family friends Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Whitey Ford. It's no coincidence that all three Berra sons became professional athletes. Dale came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates, emerging as one of baseball's most talented young players until he was implicated in a major cocaine scandal, cutting short his promising career. He writes candidly about his drug problem and of the support he received from Yogi, who eventually staged the intervention that would save Dale's life. My Dad, Yogi is Dale's tribute to his dad -- a treat for baseball fans and a poignant story for all fathers and sons.

Dale Berra, the son of Yogi Berra, is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1977 to 1987 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Yankees, and the Houston Astros. He is one of the principles of LTD Enterprises, which maintains the brand and legacy of his Hall of Fame dad. Dale lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two daughters.

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Lawrence Wright, The End of October: A Novel

Saturday, November 14 | 8:00 pm EST  
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $35 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (shipping included)  

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“An eerily prescient novel about a devastating virus that begins in Asia before going global . . . A page-turner that has the earmarks of an instant bestseller.” —New York Post

In this riveting medical thriller--from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author, Lawrence Wright

Dr. Henry Parsons, an unlikely but appealing hero, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees.

At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When Henry Parsons--microbiologist, epidemiologist--travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi prince and doctor in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city . . . A Russian émigré, a woman who has risen to deputy director of U.S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare . . . Already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic . . . Henry's wife, Jill, and their children face diminishing odds of survival in Atlanta . . . And the disease slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions--scientific, religious, governmental--and decimating the population. As packed with suspense as it is with the fascinating history of viral diseases, Lawrence Wright has given us a full-tilt, electrifying, one-of-a-kind thriller.

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a playwright, a screenwriter, and the author of ten books of nonfiction, including The Looming Tower, Going Clear, and God Save Texas, and one previous novel, God's Favorite. His books have received many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.

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Rachel Bloom, I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are 
Music and Multi-Media Presentation! 

Saturday, November 21| 8:00 pm EST   
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $36 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (shipping included)

From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more.

Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her "different," she's come to realize that a lot of people also feel this way; even people who she otherwise thought were "normal." In a collection of laugh-out-loud funny essays, all told in the unique voice (sometimes singing voice) that made her a star; Rachel writes about everything from her love of Disney, OCD and depression, weirdness, and Spanx to the story of how she didn't poop in the toilet until she was four years old; Rachel's pieces are hilarious, smart, and infinitely relatable (except for the pooping thing).

Rachel Bloom is best known as the star and co-creator of the CW musical dramedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for which she earned a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for her performance as "Rebecca Bunch" as well as an Emmy Award for the show's songwriting. As a live performer, she has sold out Radio City Music Hall and The London Palladium and recently had a residency at the Just for Laughs comedy festival. In April, she starred in the movie Trolls World Tour as "Barb." She will be writing the music and lyrics for The Nanny on Broadway.

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FOR KIDS!
Melissa Clark, Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks 

Sunday, November 22 |1:00 pm EST   
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 

Tickets: Free for one virtual ticket or $30 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (shipping included)

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Melissa Clark, the New York Times food columnist and beloved home cooking authority, spins 100 all-new recipes for a robust new audience of home chefs: kids ages 8-14!

Clark, who has more range than any food writer today (and a young daughter to boot), marries the flavors beloved by adult fans of her bestselling cookbooks and her work in the New York Times with recipes that any kid, whether cooking-curious or already kitchen-puttering, can make and build on, including Brown Butter French Toast, Sweet or Savory Dutch Babies, Burgers with Kimchi Mayo, Gingerbread Snacking Cake, and No-Machine Ice Cream. These one hundred recipes (each with allergy and special diet info) are unmistakably Melissa, just simplified.

With seventy-five full-color photographs and helpful lessons on topics such as how to measure, the ingredients you really need (anchovies, guys!), stuff you can fudge (herbs), and how to clean up like nothing ever happened, this must-have resource is both friendly and authoritative.

Melissa Clark is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dinner in French, as well as Dinner, Dinner in an Instant, and Comfort in an Instant, and is a staff writer for the New York Times Food section, where she writes the wildly popular column "A Good Appetite." The winner of multiple James Beard and IACP awards, Melissa is the host of the Weeknight Kitchen podcast from The Splendid Table. Her work has been selected for the Best American Food Writing.

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Michael J. Fox, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality 

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