2015

 

Richard Dawkins

Brief Candle in the Dark

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 4:00 pm | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)

In Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, Richard Dawkins looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement. Throughout his memoir, Dawkins shares his infectious sense of wonder at the natural world and offers a candid look at the events and ideas that encouraged him to shift his attention to the intersection of culture, religion, and science. Dawkins is the bestselling author of ten influential books, including The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion.

 

Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen

Monday, October. 12, 2015, 7:00 pm | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes signed book)

In the companion book to his final PBS series, world-renowned chef Jacqués Pepin offers an intimate look at the food he cooks at home with family and friends. Spiced with reminiscences and stories, Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen reveals the unorthodox philosophy of the man who taught millions how to cook, revealing his frank views on molecular gastronomy, Julia Child, raising a child who will eat almost anything, and much more.

 

Ted Koppel

Lights Out

Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:00 pm | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)

Renowned broadcast journalist Ted Koppel reports that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely. The fact is, one well-placed attack on the electrical grid could lastingly cripple much of our infrastructure. Lights Out exposes the breadth and urgency of the problem and suggests ways to prepare for the inevitable catastrophe. Koppel, a 42-year veteran of ABC News, was anchor and managing editor of Nightline from 1980 to 2005.

 

Isabel Allende In Conversation with Don George

The Japanese Lover

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:00 pm | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)

The Japanese Lover opens in 1939.  Poland has fallen under the shadow of the Nazis, so Alma is sent to live with relatives in San Francisco. There she encounters Ichimei, the son of the family’s Japanese gardener. A tender love affair begins to blossom until the two are cruelly separated by the consequences of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling books, including The House of the Spirits and Daughter of Fortune

 

Gloria Steinem

My Life on the Road

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 1:00 pm | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes signed book)

In vivid stories that span an entire career, Gloria Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail from Bobby Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, her early exposure to social activism in India, and the infinite contrasts that Steinem encountered as she travelled back and forth across the country. My Life on the Road provides a unique perspective from one of the greatest feminist icons of the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

Patti Smith

M Train

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:00 pm | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids comes M Train, an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as “a roadmap to my life.” Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. Her album Horses was hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time by Rolling Stone.

 

Dr. Christine Carter

The Sweet Spot

February 25, 2015

 

Barney Frank

Frank

March 31, 2015

 

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant

April 1, 2015

 

Diane Keaton

Let's Just Say it Wasn't Pretty

April 13, 2015

 

Erik Larson

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

April 14, 2015

 

David Brooks

The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life

April 26, 2015

 

Jack and Suzy Welch

The Real Life MBA

May 14, 2015

 

Daniel Alarcon 

At Night We Walk in Circles

May 19, 2015