IN REAL LIFE: MY JOURNEY TO A PIXELATED WORLD (Atria, $16)
Twenty-four year old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than 5.4 million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence (not to mention his sparkling eyes and perfect hair). Yet Joey wasn’t always comfortable in his skin, and in this candid memoir, he thoughtfully looks back on his journey from pain to pride, self-doubt to self-acceptance.
To his fans, Joey is that best friend who always captures the brighter side of life but also isn’t afraid to get real. In the pages of his first book, he opens up about his years of struggling with family hardships and troubles at school, with cruel bullying and the sting of rejection. He tells of first loves and losses, embarrassing moments and surprising discoveries, loneliness, laughter, and life-changing forks in the road, showing us the incalculable value of finally finding and following your true passion in this world. Funny, warm-hearted and inspiring, Joey Graceffa’s story is a welcome reminder that it’s not where youbeginthat matters, but where you end up.
About the Author:
Joey Graceffais one of the fastest-growing personalities on YouTube. A popular brand ambassador, he has partnered with Topshop, Audible, eBay, and H&R Block. In 2013, between his daily vlogs and gameplay videos, Joey produced and starred in his own Kickstarter–funded supernatural series, “Storytellers,” for which he won a Streamy Award. He also starred inThe Amazing Raceon CBS and returned in 2014 for the all-star edition. He grew up with his family in Boston before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. For more information, visitwww.JoeyGraceffa.com
We want all fans to have the best possible experience on the IN REAL LIFE tour. In the interest of time and to maximize the number of fans that Joey can visit with, the following rules will be in effect for the IN REAL LIFE AUTOGRAPHING. We are putting these rules in place for the safety and enjoyment of everyone involved. Please respect each other and Joey. We look forward to seeing you at Books & Books.
Every fan must purchase a voucher from Books & Books to attend the event. The voucher is the price of the book: $16 + tax and can be exchanged for a signed copy of the book on the day of the event: June 3. Vouchers will be available for sale beginning May 19. You must bring your voucher to the event in order to participate in the event.
All books will be pre-signed by Joey. No additional personalization is possible.
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Can I have merchandise signed?
Unfortunately due to time limitations, no additional merchandise can be signed.
Can I bring my friends?
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Unfortunately, everyone must buy their copy of IN REAL LIFE at Books & Books in order to be allowed into the line. Purchases from other retailers will not be allowed in store.
Can I have my picture taken with Joey?
At the event, a professional photographer will take your picture with Joey. This photo will be available after the event at URL TBD. No cell phone photos or personal photos outside of the professional photographer will be allowed in the interest of time. Furthermore, all attendees who come as a group will be allowed one photo per group.
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Architecture influences fashion; fashion influences architecture. What is the architect’s role in mediating the two fields? And how does the individual architect define his or her relationship with fashion? Join panelists—all noted local architects and designers—Rene Gonzalez, Sam Robin, and Bernard Zyscovich—for a participatory discussion moderated by John Stuart on the influence of architecture on fashion and the role of the architect in selling and branding labels. Co-presented by: AIA Miami and Miami Center for Architecture and Design.
About the Speakers:
Rene Gonzalez’s work is based on the idea that buildings and spaces impact us and should be designed to leave a lasting, memorable impression. He is principal of the award-winning firm Rene Gonzalez Architect—honors include two National American Institute of Architecture Design Awards, twelve Miami AIA Awards, and one Florida AIA award. Rene is also the recipient of AIA Miami’s 2012 H. Samuel Kruse Silver Medal for Design, and in 2011, RGA received AIA Miami’s Firm of the Year award. The firm’s work has been featured in more than two hundred local, national, and international publications.
Sam Robin is an interior designer and principal of Sam Robin Interior Design. She designs residential projects as well as select commercial spaces, such as the Colony and Astor hotels in South Beach, Joia Restaurant, 900 Biscayne Bay, Riva Condominium, and the revamping of Delano Hotel’s Beach Club. She has worked nationally and internationally for four decades for clients including Sheik Mohammed of Dubai, Harry and Leona Hemsley, and Don Johnson, and she designed fifteen stores for Gianni Versace. She recently launched the furniture gallery Robicara Collezioni in Miami with partner Francesco Caracciolo di Marano, featuring custom-designed furniture.
John Stuart is associate dean for cultural and community engagement in the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts, executive director of the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and a professor of architecture. He is also a practicing architect, an architectural historian, and a visual artist developing collaborative research projects on complexity, community, identity, technology, the environment, and public space. His books include: The Gray Cloth, Paul Scheerbart's Novel on Glass Architecture; Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect: Beaux-Arts to Modernism in New York; and The New Deal in South Florida: Design, Policy and Community Building, 1933-1940.
Bernard Zyscovich, principal of the award-winningZyscovich Architects, has been probing the parameters of design innovation for more than forty years as a dedicated urbanist and preservationist. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he is also a recipient of AIA Miami’s highest honor, the Silver Medal Award, for Lifetime Achievement in Design, and his firm was selected as Firm of the Year by AIA Florida for 2008–09. His writing on urban design and architecture has been published widely, and his latest book is Getting Real About Urbanism.
The acclaimed National Book Award finalist—“one of the United States’ finest writers,” according to Joshua Ferris, “full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity”—now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust.
Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by scuttling around the ghetto to smuggle and trade contraband through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police, not to mention the Gestapo.
When his family is finally stripped away from him, Aron is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a doctor renowned throughout prewar Europe as an advocate of children’s rights who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the Warsaw orphanage. Treblinka awaits them all, but does Aron manage to escape—as his mentor suspected he could—to spread word about the atrocities?
Jim Shepard has masterfully made this child’s-eye view of the darkest history mesmerizing, sometimes comic despite all odds, truly heartbreaking, and even inspiring. Anyone who hears Aron’s voice will remember it forever.
About the Author:
JIM SHEPARD is the author of six previous novels and four story collections, including Like You’d Understand, Anyway, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won The Story Prize. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Esquire, Tin House, Granta, Zoetrope, Electric Literature, and Vice, and has often been selected for The Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children, and teaches at Williams College.
La Dieta Mental de Laura Posada es una poderosa herramienta, basada en comprobadas técnicas para ayudar a las mujeres a salir de cualquier situación difícil en la que pudieran encontrarse. Es un libro completo en el cual se funden la vida y el Béisbol para encontrar de manera sencilla y ejemplificada cómo ganarle al juego de la vida. Con La Dieta Mental aprenderás a entrenar tu mente de una manera eficaz y amena. Te identificarás con este libro de principio a fin, está basado en historias reales que te tocarán hasta la última fibra. Después de leerlo tu vida dará un giro positivo y empezarás a sacar de tu espacio sagrado a esa guerrera que siempre ha estado allí. Serás la creadora de tu nueva realidad y de tus propios milagros. Aprenderás de las enseñanzas que te ofrece la autora y de las vivencias de otras mujeres que te motivarán e inspirarán. Conocerás las claves del éxito de famosas mujeres como Cristina Saralegui, Lili Estefan y María Celeste, entre otras. Cambiarás tu visión para siempre, y lo que antes te parecía imposible se volverá real. Sabrás que eres la única dueña de tu destino, que tienes el poder de reescribir tu historia, que cada crisis, cada reto, no son más que oportunidades para vencer tus limitaciones y tener una vida plena y Feliz.
Sobre la autora:
Laura Posada es una mujer verdaderamente multifacética: madre, abogada, Master Coach certificada, entrenadora personal, activista de salud y bienestar familiar, personalidad de la televisión y un ícono filantrópico. Como “súper mujer” moderna, Laura se ha desempeñado en variados roles; uno de ellos como productora y conductora del show televisivo Manual de Supervivencia con Laura Posada, transmitido por el canal FoxLife. De igual modo, ha hecho apariciones para dar consejos de Superación Personal en The Today Show de una de las principales cadenas televisivas americanas, NBC y hace apariciones semanales como Experta en Estilo de Vida en Despierta, América por Univisión. Tambien ha hecho presentaciones en programas de Radio y TV, tales como: American Chopper de Discovery Channel, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition de ABC, The Doctors, Historias de las Esposas de Jugadores de Béisbol en E! True Hollywood Stories, el Show de Wendy Williams y el Show de Historias Reales con Bryant Gumbel de HBO, solo para mencionar algunos.
Laura se ha destacado también como escritora. Ha escrito dos libros galardonados: Familia en Forma (Fit Home Team), y The Beauty of Love y proximamente estará lanzando su tercer libro La Dieta Mental: Tu clave para ser feliz. A finales de los 90, el hijo de Laura nació con Craniosynostosis, lo cual impulsó a la familia a crear La Fundación Jorge Posada, con el próposito de crear conciencia y ayudar a otras personas que estuvieran pasando por la misma situación. La Fundación Jorge Posada se unió a la Fundación My Face en 2012, y Laura ha sido miembro de la Junta Directiva por los últimos 12 años. Su activismo y trabajo sólido fue reconocido por el Presidente Obama en un discurso en la Casa Blanca en Abril de 2010.
The essential guide to being smart about money and investing
Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy-to-understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids and parents. Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father s commitment to pass on one of life s most important skills. Written by David W. Bianchi an investor and lawyer with an economics degree from Tufts University this hands-on resource demystifies the basic principles about money matters and shows what it takes to spend, save, and invest wisely. Filled with simple examples and numerous illustrations, this easy-to-read book discusses money and investing in 100 bite-size topics.
For every parent who wants their children to develop the skills to invest wisely and become responsible money managers, regular savers, and to earn money while they sleep, this book is a must-have.
El libro trata de las impresiones
de una joven inmigrante profesional egresada de una universidad de los Estados
en su adolescencia su familia y ella, vinieron
a buscar el sueño americano,
dejando un país convulsionado políticamente
e inseguro, que si bien es cierto, excepcionalmente no tenían penurias
económicas, por ser hija de profesionales prestantes, no les garantizaba la
vida misma. Comienza su libro con esa motivación y luego va desarrollando sus
vivencias de una joven adulta, su entorno y sus relaciones con el sexo opuesto,
con el ánimo también que los hombres al leer sus letras, se enteren que es la
reacción generalizada de la actual juventud femenina, frente a un machismo
incipiente pero heredado, de la sociedad que le toco vivir. Se desenvuelve en
un dialogo fuerte, franco y dirigido a los de su misma edad, para hablar su
mismo idioma y concientizar a la mujer
no importa su edad. Una invitación a la
mujer joven de liberarse moderadamente
para no seguir los mismos patrones, debiéndose ellas mismas respeto de hacer
valer sus derechos como mujeres pensantes y autónomas. Así mismo transmite el mensaje a esta
generación que se ha desarrollado en una sociedad amenazada por el terrorismo,
a que la paz sea una decisión de por si ética, independiente de cualquier credo
religioso, generando unidad y por ende el amor así mismo.
Sobre la autora:
Paola Andrea Rodríguez – Usquiano nació en Bogotá, el
23 de febrero de 1979. Tuvo una niñez placentera y mimada por sus padres Nilsa
Paredes, Economista y Andres Rodríguez,
Contador, quienes con sus hermanos Claudia Patricia y Andres Junior, fueron fichas ejemplares en el desarrollo de
su personalidad. Paola creció en Bogotá,
ciudad que siempre percibió como fría y gris pero con una magnitud de cultura,
belleza, y un mundo de oportunidades. En esta ciudad hizo sus estudios primarios
en el colegio de Nuestra Señora de la Consolación,
Alma Mater de toda una generación por parte de su madre, hasta llegar a los
estudios superiores en los Estados Unidos, graduándose de Psicóloga. Paola ha ejercido su carrera en Psicología en
la ciudad de Ft. Lauderdale y Miami y lleva trabajando en su campo desde el año
2001. En estos momentos se encuentra en Boston donde empezó a ejercer su
carrera como sexóloga, cuyo tema le ha despertado un profundo interés profesional. El escribir para ella, es
como destapar esa cajita de recuerdos y recomienda ésta práctica a sus
pacientes, como un medio de conexión a
la profundidad del ser. Su abuelo Bernardo Paredes tuvo una influencia en su
mente poeta y el premio Nobel Gabriel García Márquez ha sido las letras que le
hablan a su mente curiosa. Le gusta escribir a “calzón quitado,” y tiende a ser
cruda con sus palabras.
Where do we draw the line between object and outfit, art and fashion? Katie Stout is a young designer known for her playful aesthetic and her blurring of lines between art and object—as evidenced in her stuffed chairs (think teddy bear meets chair), quirky rugs, lamps that look like they’re made out of Play-Doh, and more. Miami-based collector Al Eiber interviews Strout about the objects we wear and use, versus those we view. Co-hosted by Fashion Project and Gallery Diet.
About the Speakers: Katie Stout is a Brooklyn-based furniture designer whose work, currently on view at Gallery Diet, Wynwood has been exhibited widely, including in Milan, Design Miami, Johnson Trading Gallery, and several galleries in New York City. A 2012 graduate of RISD, she recently won Ellen’s (DeGeneres) Design Challenge.
Al Eiber has been collecting postwar design for the past twenty-five years, with an emphasis on Italian design. A respected expert on the topic and a frequent lecturer, he maintains the blog SCOOPONDESIGN. He is a trustee of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and is on the vetting committee for Design Miami and Design Miami/Basel.
CASH LANDINGfrom Books & Books and get a FREE paperback of "Under Cover of Darkness," in which Andie Henning made her debut. Andie is now part of the Jack Swyteck series, and both "Cash Landing" and "Under Cover of Darkness" provide a lookinto her "life before Jack."
TheNew York Timesbestselling author ofCane and AbeandBlack HorizonblendsGoodfellasand Elmore Leonard in this wild, suspenseful caper inspired by actual events, in which a band of amateur thieves pulls off one of the biggest airport heists in history with deadly consequences.
Every week, a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve. A select group of trusted workers moves the bags through Customs and loads them into armored trucks.
Ruban Betancourt has always played by the rules. But the bank taking his house and his restaurant business going bust has driven him over the edge. He and his wife deserve more than life has handed them, and he’s come up with a ballsy scheme to get it. With the help of an airport insider, he, his coke-head brother-in-law, Jeffrey, and two ex-cons surprise the guards loading the armored trucks and speed off with $7.4 million in the bed of a pickup truck.
Investigating the heist, FBI agent Andie Henning, newly transferred to Miami from Seattle, knows the best way to catch the thieves is to follow the money. Jeffrey’s drug addiction is as conspicuous as the Rolex watches he buys for dancers at the Gold Rush strip club. One of the ex-cons, Pinky Perez, makes no secret of his plan to own a swinger’s club—which will allow him carte blanche with his patrons’ wives. Levelheaded Ruban is desperately trying to lay low and hold things together.
But Agent Henning isn’t the only one on their trail, and in the mob-meets-Miami fashion, these accidental thieves suddenly find themselves way in over their heads . . . and sinking fast.