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Leadership Author Series in Partnership with Book Passage

This spring we are hosting these remarkable authors for a series of discussions, lectures, and readings regarding their current writing and topics that presently resonate with them.

 

Spring 2015 Leadership Author Series

 

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Dr. Christine Carter 

The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 pm
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Tickets: $30 (includes a complimentary signed book) 

The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work is a paradigm-smashing look at the core happiness problem of our era: the feeling that we are too busy, exhausted, or stressed out to truly enjoy all life has to offer. In this inspiring and influential new book, Dr. Christine Carter synthesizes the very latest in neurological, psychological, and sociological science to reveal the secrets to success and happiness at work and at home.

Presented by: Women, Leadership & Philanthropy Council in partnership with the Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage

 

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Barney Frank

Frank
in Conversation with University of California President, Dr. Mary B. Marcy
Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm 
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)

In Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, Barney Frank chronicles his journey from the outskirts of New York City to the U.S. Congress, where he served for over four decades. With his trademark directness and insight, Frank explores the emotional toll of becoming the first member of Congress to voluntarily disclose his homosexuality. And he chronicles his lifelong struggle against inequality, which culminated in co-writing the most significant Wall Street regulations since the Great Depression.

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies & Book Passage
Sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management

 

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Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant
in Conversation with Dave Eggers
Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 pm 
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)

In Kazuo Ishiguro’s much-anticipated new release, The Buried Giant, the Romans have long since departed, and Britain is declining into ruin. Axl and Beatrice set off across this troubled land in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. Kazuo Ishiguro, one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, has received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and won the award for his novel The Remains of the Day.

Presented by: The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Institute for Leadership Studies, & Book Passage

 

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Special Author Event:

Diane Keaton

Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Monday, April 13, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)

With her one-of-a-kind Annie Hall voice, Diane Keaton takes us into a life that is more mom than movie star. Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty is a smart, open chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed by beauty. Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the past forty years, including the Godfather trilogy, Manhattan, Something's Gotta Give, and Annie Hall for which she won an Academy Award.

Photograph by Ruven Afanador 

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies & Book Passage
Book Reading sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management

 

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Erik Larson

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)

Full of glamour, mystery, and real-life suspense,Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania tells the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania on the 100 year anniversary of the legendary maritime disaster. Master of narrative nonfiction, Erik Larson, delivers another riveting story of history, intrigue, and emotional power in the vein of his previous acclaimed bestsellers In the Garden of Beasts,Thunderstruck, Isaac’s Storm, and The Devil in the White City

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies & Book Passage
Sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management

 

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David Brooks

The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life
Sunday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)

With the same intelligence, humor and storytelling ability that made The Social Animal a bestseller, New York Times columnist David Brooks traces the history of a great moral tradition, how it has been carelessly thrown away, and how reevaluating our virtues can enrich us all. A riveting examination of morality in our time, The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life is Brooks’ most personal book yet.

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies & Book Passage
Sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management

 

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Daniel Alarcón

At Night We Walk In Circles
in conversation with Michael Krasny
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 pm 
Free & open to the public

Join us for the culminating event for One Book One Marin 2015. Marin County residents started reading and discussing the 2015 selection, Daniel Alarcón’s At Night We Walk in Circles in February. Alarcón is the author of the story collection War by Candlelight, and the novel Lost City Radio, winner of the 2009 International Literature Prize. He has been named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40,” and is executive producer of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language storytelling podcast.

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies & Book Passage
Sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management and the One Book One Marin Award

 

Event Details 

Events are open to the public. When an event is free, the seating is open, no ticket or RSVP is required and seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Some events have a ticket price. Advance ticket purchases are recommended.

For Ticketed Events: Purchase tickets by calling Book Passage at (415) 927-0960 or visit www.BookPassage.com. Tickets are also available at Book Passage stores in Corte Madera and San Francisco.

For Free Events: Priority seating is provided to those who purchase the speaker's book at Book Passage.

Also, for all of the authored events, books are available for purchase at the Angelico Concert Hall on the night of the event. Book signings immediately follow the lecture.

Events take place at Dominican University of California. 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael 94901. For directions, refer to the University map and directions to the campus. For each lecture's exact room location, refer to the individual lecture's descriptions.

Events typically take place at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Look at our upcoming lectures to learn what we have planned for you this semester.

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