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Book Passage – Ferry Building

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
(415) 835-1020 http://www.bookpassage.com

September 2019

Dr. Richard Smith – The World Beneath

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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The wondrous sea creatures inside The World Beneath by renowned marine biologist Dr. Richard Smith excel in the arts of seduction and deception, and you'll have the rare chance to see and delight in their antics. You'll also learn what they eat, how they play, and how they care for one another, live on one another, and mimic others when they're afraid.

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Mike German – Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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After sixteen years working as a Special Agent in the FBI, Mike German left the bureau in 2004 as a whistleblower. His new book Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How The New FBI Damages Democracy, provides a unique contemporary history of the FBI, showing how its operations in the wake of 9/11 exploited the nation’s fear of terrorism to demand expanded authorities that it used to target the most vulnerable communities in America.

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Duffy Jennings – Reporter’s Note Book

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Duffy Jennings became a San Francisco Chronicle reporter at the dawn of the 1970s, one of the century’s most turbulent decades for crime and social unrest in Northern California. Reporter’s Note Book: A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies, is his vivid behind-the-scenes account of the stories that shocked the Bay Area.

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Angie Manfredi – The (Other) F Word

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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The (Other) F Word by Angie Manfredi combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable and gift-worthy guide about body image and fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty.

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Tamika Christy – Never Too Soon

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Ripe with witty dialogue and relatable characters, Tamika Christy’s Never Too Soon offers a look into complicated relationships and haunting pasts, and shows the importance of the familial ties that bind.

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Dr. Laura Little – Guilty Pleasures

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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In Guilty Pleasures, legal scholar Laura Little provides a multi-faceted account of American law and humor, looking at constraints on humor, humor about law, and humor in law. In addition to interspersing amusing episodes from the legal world throughout the book, the book contains 75 New Yorker cartoons about lawyers and a preface by Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker.

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Billy Jensen – Chase Darkness with Me

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Journalist Billy Jensen spent fifteen years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families of victims. Every story he wrote had one thing in common--they didn't have an ending. The killer was still out there. Gripping, complex, unforgettable, Chase Darkness with Me is an examination of the evil forces that walk among us, illustrating a novel way to catch those killers.

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October 2019

Erin Carlson – Queen Meryl

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Journalist and author Erin Carlson documents all of Streep's Oscars, accents, causes, memes, friendships, and feuds; also exploring the "off-brand" forays into action-adventure (The River Wild) and musicals (Mamma Mia!), and how Streep managed to sneak her feminism into each character. Queen Meryl is illustrated by artist Justin Teodoro and filled with fascinating lists and sidebars, delivering joy in homage to its unique and brilliant subject.

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Matt Sheehan with Chris Lu and the Young China Watchers – The Transpacific Experiment

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
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Presented with Chris Lu and the Young China Watchers In The Transpacific Experiment, journalist Matt Sheehan tells the story of a Southern Californian mayor who believes a Chinese electric bus factory will save his town from meth labs and skinheads. He follows a celebrated Chinese AI researcher who leaves Google to challenge his former employer from behind the Great Firewall. Sheehan joins a tour bus of wealthy Chinese families shopping for homes in the Bay Area, revealing disgruntled neighbors and…

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Dr. Julia Nordgren – The New Family Table

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Meet & Greet Following CUESA Demo! Influenced by global cuisines and fresh ingredients, The New Family Table features more than 60 no-fuss recipes. Through stories and recipes, Dr. Julia Nordgren shares insightful tips, techniques, and practical advice that will help make family meals tasty, fun, and fulfilling. Combining her passion for healthy and delicious food, and her medical background, Dr. Nordgren’s culinary degree enables her to explain how diet impacts health in real terms.

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Heather Box & Julian Mocine-McQueen – How Your Story Sets You Free

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
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Everyone has a story to tell. Sharing that story can change you, your community, or even the world. Storytelling coaches Heather Box and Julian Mocine-McQueen reveal how to embrace the power of personal storytelling in a series of easy steps. How Your Story Sets You Free is a meaningful gift and a powerful reminder that stories matter.

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Speaking Memory: Remarkable Hidden Histories and Stories You Won’t Forget

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
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Presented with Litquake Featuring Carole Bumpus, Donna DiGiuseppe, Meredith May, Deborah Tobola, and Fran Quittel (Moderator). Celebrate National Reading Group Month with four renowned authors who will discuss their sources and inspiration for their new releases

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Left Coast Writers®: Linda Watanabe McFerrin & Andy Ross – Author and Agent Relationships

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
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Left Coast Writers® Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author of Navigating the Divide: Selected Poetry and Prose, and agent Andy Ross in conversation about the relationships between authors and agents.

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Alain Piallat – We Rocked…We Rolled…and We Opened

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
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We Rocked…We Rolled…and We Opened is one man’s tale from the events of October 17, 1989—the day of San Francisco’s now infamous Loma Prieta earthquake. Author Alain Piallat, then the general manager of San Francisco’s Marriott Marquis Hotel, was set to open the 1,500-room hotel on the very day that the city experienced its devastating 6.9 tremor.

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Julie Lindahl – The Pendulum

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
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The Pendulum is a powerful memoir that traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl's journey to uncover her grandparents' roles in the Third Reich as she is driven to understand how and why they became members of Hitler's elite, the SS. Out of the unbearable heart of the story--the unclaimed guilt that devours a family through the generations--emerges an unflinching will to learn the truth.

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Ann Patchett – The Dutch House

October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Presented in partnership with Litqake Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House by Ann Patchett is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the…

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Timothy Egan – A Pilgrimage to Eternity

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity, to explore one of the biggest stories of our time. A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.

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Flynn Coleman – A Human Algorithm

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
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A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are examines the immense impact intelligent technology will have on humanity. International human rights attorney Flynn Coleman deftly argues that it is critical we instill values, ethics, and morals into our robots, algorithms, and other forms of AI. Equally important, we need to develop and implement laws, policies, and oversight mechanisms to protect us from tech's insidious threats.

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