Leda Scheintaub, local author and owner of the food truck Dosa Kitchen, specializing in South Indian cuisine, discusses her new book Cultured Foods for Your Kitchen: 100 Recipes Featuring the Bold Flavors of Fermentation at 6pm this Friday, October 17th. The book is as pretty as the recipes – come and see!
Local Author Martha Moravec discusses her latest book ‘Magnificent Obesity: My Search for Wellness, Voice, and Meaning in the Second Half of Life‘ on Friday, October 10th and 6pm.
Priorites fall quickly into place for a 55-year old compulsive overeater with a panic disorder when a heart attack accelerates a midlife crisis into a furious race to close the gap between where she appears to be going in life and the very different place she wants to be.
“Magnificent Obseity’ depicts one woman’s effort to look honestly and compassionately at her obesity through a kaleidoscopic lens of anxiety disorder, addictive behavior, agnosticism and the onset of aging. Her conviction that it’s never too late to grow up, that it is possible to feel born again at any age and that there is no expiration date on dreams will inspire anyone who yearns to rewrite their story and take their own magnificent leap into a life lived with passion, purpose, and authentic power.
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Ellen Schwartz Event ‘Making Space for Active Learning: The Art & Practice of Teaching’ at 6pm, Friday Sept 12September 6th, 2014
Local author Ellen Schwartz discusses her new book Making Space for Active Learning: The Art and Practice of Teaching.
“This is a book about values and approaches to teaching that are now under fire, a book about teachers who have, through exhilarating collective work, created space for the practices tat build classroom communities and honor the individuality of children. As you listen to these stories I hope you will be moved to join the conversation, reflecting on your own practice and the children who intrigue you,” – Helen Featherstone, Associate Professor Emerita, Michigan State University.
This book will inspire new and veteran teachers to “make space” for children’s interests, for teaching as relational and intellectual work, and for new insights and ideas. The authors introduce the Prospect Center’s Descriptive Review of Practice, a collaborative inquiry process that provides an opportunity for teachers to examine their practice and gain new perspectives from other participants.
See you here at six!
Local author Rebecca Coffey discusses her new novel Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story this Friday, September 5th, at 6 pm!
Imagine growing up at the tail end of the hysteria epidemic that swept Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You are sexually attracted to other girls, a proclivity that medical doctors of your era consider a symptom of hysteria. Your world-renowned father is one of them. Worse, he has built much of his reputation on his “discovery” that your sort of hysteria is a gateway to mental illness that is always caused by the father and is curable by psychoanalysis.
Then he analyzes you.
Anna Freud (1895-1982) harbored a secret that could have shaken the foundations of her father’s growing legacy. Suspecting as much, Sigmund psychoanalyzed her. Was that analysis the erotic echo chamber that he warned analysis is? Who was Dorothy Burlingham, a figure that most of Sigmund’s and Anna’s biographers have tirelessly ignored? How did Anna manage to live a full life, raise a family with Dorothy, and become a guiding force for analysts, educators, and humanitarians—all while devoting herself to her homophobic father as he aged and died? HYSTERICAL is the fact-based, fictional autobiography of Anna Freud. In it, she tells her story for the first time.
Rebecca Coffey is an award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and radio commentator. Also a humorist, she is the author of NIETZSCHE’S ANGEL FOOD CAKE: And Other “Recipes” for the Intellectually Famished.
Looks like great fun! Hope to see you here!
Jon Derek Croteau discusses his new book My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within on at 6pm on Thursday, September 4th.
“My Thinning Years is an emotional journey through Jon Derek Croteau’s struggle with eating disorders and accepting his identity as a gay man. In his struggle to accept his sexuality, Croteau attempts to erase his pain through trying to erase himself. This is an honest, powerful and raw insight into the self-punishing, self-harming and consuming force of eating disorders.”
—Grace Bowman, author of Thin
“It’s rare I tell someone they must read a book. My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within by Jon Derek Croteau is a book you must read. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, male, female, young or old. Whether you’re affected or afflicted by an addiction or disorder. If your experience in reading this book is like mine, then you will walk away with a better perspective on life. You will know you can overcome any obstacle. You will learn how to love and accept yourself, as you are. You will see through the life of Jon Derek Croteau how he did it. You must read this book. I’m going to read it again, and again.”
—Steve Thompson, Executive Producer, Pure Motive Radio
“A fantastic and harrowing story, told deeply and honestly…an emotional read…a generous, hopeful book I dearly hope gets into the hands of the many people who face similar hardships and desperately need to hear Jon Derek Croteau’s story.”
—Randy Harrison, actor, Queer As Folk
Come join us! As always this event is free and open to the public.
Labor Educator and Professor Helena Worthen discusses her new book What Did You Learn at Work Today: The Forbidden Lessons of Labor Education on Friday, August 29 at 6pm.
Our land of opportunity has become the land of bad jobs – low wage, dangerous, precarious, and stressful. Does it have to be this way? What does it take to make bad jobs into good jobs?
Helena Worthen looks at organizing as learning. As a labor educator, she has worked with unions in all over the US designing and delivering education programs to help working people make bad jobs better.
Her new book is “What Did You Learn at Work Today?” She wrote it for people with no knowledge of the US system of workplace law, people who may ask, when they get their first taste of the power relationships of work, “Can they do that?”
The answer, unfortunately, is yes…. Unless! Come to this author event and hear what people have done and what you can do.
Hope to see you here!
Come join us for Jon McGoran’s new thriller, Deadout, at 6pm on Thursday August 28!
In this riveting follow-up to DRIFT, the acclaimed first title in the biotech thriller series, McGoran effortlessly continues the complex plotline surrounding Detective Doyle Carrick: A mysterious plague is killing an island’s bees. A big government contract is at stake. And a beautiful researcher fans the embers of a stalled relationship.
A trip to an island off the New England coastand away from the demands of police work might be just what is needed to jumpstart Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins stalled relationship. But a mysterious plague is killing the island’s bees. Nola takes a job at an organic farm hit hard by the disease, working for the rich, handsome, and annoying Teddy, with whom she quickly becomes a little too friendly for Doyle’s liking. When Teddy’s estranged father offers Doyle a big payday to keep his son out of trouble until he can close a big government contract and when Doyle meets Annalisa, a beautiful researcher studying the bees Doyle decides to stick around.
Stoma Corporation, a giant biotech company, moves in with genetically modified super bees that supposedly are the answer to the world’s bee crisis. As tension grows between protestors and a private army of thugs, Doyle realizes that bees aren’t the only thing being modified. Annalisa’s coworkers start to go missing, and she and Doyle uncover a dark, deadly, and terrifying secret. Things spin violently out of control on the tiny island, and when Doyle closes in on what Stoma Corporation is really up to, he must race to stop them before their plot succeeds, and spreads to the mainland and the world.
About the Author
Jon McGoran has written about food and sustainability for 20 years, previously as communications director at Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia and as the former editor of Grid magazine. McGoran is also an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development, and labeling of genetically engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work.
Local author Dusty Miller discusses her new book ‘Danger at the Gates: An Alice Ott Mystery‘ at 6pm on Friday, August 22
“I love the credibility of Alice Ott, a hero who can be old, in love, principled, and pass out when her oxygen runs out. Dusty Miller turns a polemic against nukes into a readable educational novel that doesn’t preach.” – Sara Paretsky.
Dusty J Miller, mystery writer and local activist, is the author of Danger at the Gates:An Alice Ott Mystery, and Danger in the Air, the first in the Alice Ott mystery series. She is a retired psychotherapist and author of Women Who Hurt Themselves and other popular psychology books. For more information about Danger at the Gates and upcoming book readings, contact her at: dustyjmiller.com
As always, this event is free and open to the public!