Entrepreneur, blogger, speaker and author Jia Jiang shares Rejection Proof. After realizing his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, Jia Jiang launched his own "100 days of rejection" experiment. The result: steel-proof ways to handle rejection, and essential developments in confidence. Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.
Edgar Award-nominated author Lyndsay Faye shares her latest boisterous and suspenseful historical thriller The Fatal Flame. Filled with beloved Gotham personalities as well as several new stars, The Fatal Flame masterfully recreates mid-19th-century New York as Copper Star Timothy Wilde races to understand cryptic messages that may be tied to an arsonist with an agenda.
The Big Yes Society Book Club presents award-winning professional speaker and author Allen Klein for a discussion of You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around. A self-proclaimed Jollytologist®, Allen's latest guide offers wisdom, good humor, and coping skills that improve the quality of life.
Professor of political science and former director of women's studies at the University of Nevada, Jennifer Ring discusses her powerful look at gender and sports, A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball. A revealing look at the history of women's exclusion from America's national pastime, A Game of Their Own provides readers with the fascinating history of baseball, while also searching for ways to rescue the sport from its arrogance and sense of exclusionary entitlement.
Books Inc. Berkeley presents a panel reading featuring students from UC Berkeley Extension’s writing program sharing their works of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction for their 18th annual student reading event. All are welcome!
Professor of English literature and a Pulitzer Prize-finalist Zachary Leader discusses the first volume in his definitive examination of acclaimed novelist Saul Bellow, The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964. With Starrred Reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, Zachary's exhaustive research draws on unprecedented access to Bellow's papers, including much previously restricted material.
Local author and member of Mystery Writers of America Robert K. Lewis shares the third installment in his Mark Mallen series, Innocent Damage. On a solo quest to locate his friend's kidnapped three-year-old daughter, Mallen's first lead takes him to a murder scene with a stash of child porn. As the clock ticks, Mallen must navigate the unwritten rules of skid row to save her, along with other innocent children at risk from an unidentified predator.