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JOAN STEINAU LESTER w/Singer MURIEL ALBERT at Books Inc Opera Plaza

Award-winning commentator, columnist, and author Joan Steinau Lester shares Mama's Child, the passionate story of Ruby, a bi-racial girl struggling with self-identity. It isn't until Ruby becomes a mother herself that she begins to understand her own mother's love that transcended it all.

Joan's reading will be accompanied by singer Muriel Albert, performing "Eyes on the Prize," an anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. 

BARBARA ROSE BROOKER at Books Inc Opera Plaza

Join us for a launch party with San Francisco native Barbara Rose Brooker, author of The Viagra Diaries. As if dating doesn't present enough challenges, things get further complicated in her witty novel as sixty-five year old newspaper columnist Anny Applebaum navigates the intriguing and weird world of online dating.

Watch Barbara on TV and then come and meet her in person at Opera Plaza!

To see her Today Show invterview from April 25th visit: www.today.com 

Plus, listen to her podcast on the Karel Show, KGO Radio: www.kgoradio.com

and

Catch her her on Watch What Happens, Live with Andy Richter on April 29th


 

David Sedaris at the War Memorial Opera House

KALW - 91.7FM San Francisco Local Public Radio proudly presents An Evening With David Sedaris celebrating the release of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, a new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, Sedaris shares the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

SHN is proud to be Innovation Arts and Entertainment's official ticketing partner in San Francisco for "An Evening with David Sedaris" at the War Memorial Opera House.

"One of America’s most prickly and most delicious, young comic talents.” – The Washington Post

The celebrated NPR humorist comes to the War Memorial Opera House for an evening of cutting wit, social satire, and riveting conversation, including a question and answer session! Experience live, the hilarious brilliance that created the national bestsellers: Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his latest Best-Seller, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk and the much anticipated new collection Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Join David on Sunday, May 5 for an evening of readings and recollections featuring all-new, unpublished readings and a Q&A session!

Meet David after the show for a special book signing!

Get your ticket now: shnsf.com

Eve Ensler at Grace Cathedral

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 Eve Ensler, playwright, author, and activist, will be at Grace Cathedral on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm to discuss her new book, IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD: A Memoir.

 

Even though Eve has devoted her life to the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect and value it—she has spent much of her life disassociated from her own body. While working in the Congo, Eve is shattered by her encounter with the horrific rape and violence inflicted on the women there. Soon after, she is diagnosed with uterine cancer, and through months of harrowing treatment she is forced to become first and foremost a body – pricked, punctured, cut, scanned. It is then that all the distance she felt from her body is erased. As she connects her own illness to the devastation of the Earth, her life force to the resilience of humanity, she is finally, fully – and gratefully – joined to the body of the world.

 

The ticket includes a signed first edition of In the Body of the World that will be picked up at the door.  Eve will be available to sign additional books after the event. However, there will be no personalization of books or photos allowed.

 

 

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