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The World Affairs Council presents Lester R. Brown, author of Breaking New Ground: A Personal History.For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/
The World Affairs Council presents David Folkenflik, author of Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/
The World Affairs Council presents Hussain Haqqani, author of Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/
Books Inc. in the Marina proudly presents the Northern California chapter of Sisters In Crime Fall Showcase 2013, featuring Juliet Blackwell, Lindsey Crane (Linda Riebal), J.J. Lamb, Ada Madison (Camille Minichino), Terry Shames, and Simon Wood, celebrating their latest spine-tingling, hair-raising, and blood-curdling mysteries and thrillers. For more information on Sisters In Crime visit: http://www.sincnorcal.org/wp/
Oh My Gosh! Story Time presents Disney animator Frans Vischer sharing the second Fuddles the cat adventure, A Very Fuddles Christmas. When Fuddles, the pampered and overly indulged feline, assumes Christmas is just for him he finds himself chased outside in the cold ice and snow and he must make his way back home in time to celebrate the merriest time of year.
Books Inc. Opera Plaza proudly presents a launch party celebrating National Book Award-nominee, former reporter for the Associated Press, and frequent contributor to the Jakarta Post Weekender Magazine, May-Lee Chai's latest work of fiction Tiger Girl. Weaving together Cambodian folklore and its painful past with contemporary American life, this is an unforgettable novel about love, war, and acceptance.
Following May-Lee's reading will be an acoustic musical performance by singer Laura Tevary Mam. Food and refresheshments will be served.
Books Inc. and co-sponsor The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) proudly present Emmy Award-winning television and theater writer Glen Berger author of Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History, his first hand account of a theatrical dream or nightmare come true.
Renowned director Julie Taymor picked Glen Berger to cowrite the book for a $25 million Spider-Man musical. Together along with U2 s Bono and Edge they would shape a work that was technically daring and emotionally profound, with a story fueled by the hero s quest for love and the villains quest for revenge. Or at least, that's what they'd hoped for.
But when charismatic producer Tony Adams died suddenly, the show began to lose its footing. Soon the budget was ballooning, financing was evaporating, and producers were jumping ship or getting demoted. And then came the injuries. And "then" came word-of- mouth about the show itself. What followed was a pageant of foul-ups, falling-outs, ever-more-harrowing mishaps, and a whole lot of malfunctioning spider legs. This circus-rock-and-roll-drama, with its $65 million price tag, had become more of a spectacle than its creators ever wished for. During the show s unprecedented seven months of previews, the company s struggles to reach opening night inspired breathless tabloid coverage and garnered international notoriety.
Through it all, Berger observed the chaos with his signature mix of big ambition and self-deprecating humor. Song of Spider-Man records the journey of this cast and crew as a hilarious memoir about friendship, collaboration, the foibles of hubris, and the power of art to remind us that we re alive.
up to 50% on Glen Berger’s Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.
Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Lincoln; Good Night, and Good Luck; Scorched at A.C.T.) returns to A.C.T. in the captivating solo drama Underneath the Lintel. In this riveting mystery, an eccentric librarian finds a weather-beaten book in a return bin—and discovers that it is 113 years overdue. Sparked by a message left in its margins, he sets off on a quest to unravel the secrets of the book and the person who borrowed it. Hailed as "a theatrical miracle . . . a cosmic puzzle that makes The Da Vinci Code seem like a game of hide-and-seek" (Variety), Books Inc customers are invited to save up to 50% off select performances now through Nov. 20.
To Save: use code OVERDUE when ordering tickets online at www.act-sf.org/lintel or by phone at 415.749.2228. Tickets must be ordered by November 5. All tickets subject to availability. Discount cannot be applied to previously ordered tickets.
Owner and creative director of CF Napa--wine label and branding specialists in the Napa Valley--David Schuemann shares the beautifully bound 99 Bottles of Wine: The Making of the Contemporary Wine Label. Complete with a foreword by Agustin Huneeus Sr., the renowned creator of Quintessa wine, 99 Bottles of Wine offers wine lovers, serious collectors, and design aficionados a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how contemporary packaging and innovative design are driving the success of today's leading wine brands. CF Napa is kindly providing tastings for this evening.