Author Events

General adult author events, discussions, signings etc.

Sean Kenniff – Etre the Cow

Être the Cow (HCI, $11.95) by Sean Keniff is a tender and thought-provoking tale about a pasture bull, named Être, who is simple but self-aware. Says Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: “Être the Cow is one of the most important books written in a generation. Être's fight for freedom and dignity is a fight for life itself." Powerless over his circumstances, Être struggles to accept the everyday indignity, and brutal insignificance of his cow life at Gorwell Farm. Stranded in a world where the line between disgrace and dignity is drawn by a pasture fence, Être searches for understanding among the broads, bulls and calves on the pasture, but finds none. The grasses thin as the seasons pass, the cows hunger, and Être grows desperate. He is the only cow truly starving. Être must challenge fate in order to change his destiny. Être’s struggle is a very human one. It is a search for meaning and significance in an uncertain world, and a battle for a better life.

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$11.95
ISBN: 9780757315022
Availability: Here in Miami
Published: Hci - April 1st, 2010

A poignant tale about pushing limits and challenging destiny Humiliated by his hoofed legs, the flies on his haunches, and the grass in his mouth, a bull named tre tells his tender story about the brutal insignificance of cow life at Gorwell Farm.


Dr. Michael Woodward – The YOU Plan

Are you trying to get back into the workforce? Or looking for your first job? Perhaps you're thinking of going out on your own? If you fit into one of those three categories then you need to read Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward's The YOU Plan (Keynote Publishing, $14.99). This simple and engaging book helps readers answer five fundamental questions to building a successful career in the New Economy. "The YOU Plan offers provocative insights and practical guidance for anyone seeking to take charge of their career in these challenging times," explains Dr. Woody. "Thriving in the New Economy is going to require an entrepreneurial mindset. It's no longer about chasing opportunities, it's about creating opportunities." The YOU Plan is based on his VIPER approach -- a stepped process for developing a career plan to help graduating students and transitioning professionals alike, make informed choices that will lead to happy and successful working careers. This event is presented in collaboration with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

Carie Penabad & Catherine Lynn – Marion Manley: Miami's First Woman Architect

Marion Manley (University of Georgia Press, $34.95), Miami’s first female architect, successfully maintained an independent architectural practice in South Florida over much of the twentieth century. In this first comprehensive, illustrated work on Manley, Catherine Lynn and Carie Penabad explore the relationship of Manley’s work to her life and to the broader historical moment of which she was a part, including the overall development of the city of Miami. The book catalogs all of Manley’s known work, includes images and plans where available, and provides detailed examinations of what the authors consider to be her best, most emblematic work in each phase of her long career. Best known as one of the designers of the innovative University of Miami campus built just after the Second World War, Manley (1893–1984) worked on other public buildings that are less well known, including an addition to the John Ringling Museum in Sarasota.

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$35.95
ISBN: 9780820334066
Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)
Published: University of Georgia Press - February 15th, 2010

Marion Manley (1893-1984), Miami's first female architect, successfully maintained an independent architectural practice in South Florida over much of the twentieth century.


Amy Tara Koch – Bump It Up

The key to pregnancy chic? Creativity. Effort. And a commitment to pushing the sartorial envelope even when you'd rather crawl back under the sheets with a box of doughnuts. But don't let "thigh" anxiety drive you to sneakers and plus-size velour tracksuits. It's time to turn nine months of potential frump into mega maternity moxie. In Bump It Up (Ballantine, $18), a witty and accessible pregnancy primer, career fashionista and mother of two Amy Tara Koch offers easy ways for moms-to-be to pop out of the preggo pits and pull together dozens of jaw-dropping maternity ensembles--without breaking the bank. This timeless style manifesto features sketches from today's most popular fashion designers, including Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Isaac Mizrahi, as well as tips and tricks from Koch and her "A-list"--a roster of fashion editors, beauty gurus, and celebrity stylists. Packed full of clever quizzes, skin care secrets, and a handy glossary of terms that every pregnant woman needs to know, Bump It Up will have you putting on the glitz throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

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For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.com
ISBN: 9780345514479
Availability: NO
Published: Ballantine Books - March 23rd, 2010

The key to pregnancy chic? Creativity. Effort. And a commitment to pushing the sartorial envelope even when you’d rather crawl back under the sheets with a box of doughnuts. But don’t let “thigh” anxiety drive you to sneakers and plus-size velour tracksuits. It’s time to turn nine months of potential frump into mega maternity moxie.


Marianna Olszewski – Live It, Love It, Earn It

Does your heart race when your credit card bill arrives? Are you one flat tire or one emergency room visit from financial ruin? If you think a secure financial future is out of reach, you're wrong. Let Marianna Olszewski teach you how to love your money instead of running scared from it in Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom (Portfolio, $24.95). Marianna didn't start out rich, happy and fabulous. A strapped-for-cash childhood motivated her to strive for abundance and financial independence-goals she exceeded by age thirty as a successful business owner and respected Wall Street player. Now Marianna reveals the lessons she learned on her own road to success and the savvy strategies of other amazing women. She shows how to let go of stress, break your bad money habits, take control of your finances, and finally achieve your goals and a happier, richer life. Marianna also shares insights from other successful women like designer Diane von Furstenberg; shoe mogul Tamara Mellon (of Jimmy Choo); fashion entrepreneur Tory Burch; the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, Muriel Seibert; and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

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For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.com
ISBN: 9781591842552
Availability: NO
Published: Portfolio Hardcover - December 31st, 2009

Does your heart race when your credit card bill arrives? Are you one flat tire or one emergency room visit from financial ruin? If you think a secure financial future is out of reach, you're wrong. Let Marianna Olszewski teach you how to love your money instead of running scared from it.


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