I'm Not for Everyone. Neither Are You. Is a highly concentrated, straight-to-the-bloodstream three part collection of axioms designed to help you to discover your singular inner style and to best express it in all of your personal and professional relationships. Without apology. Written down as "notes to myself" over the course of eight decades plus as a dancer/advertising superstar/performer/playwright/author, David Leddick teaches us that how you see yourself is how others see you so find your own style and express it as freely as you would a work of art.
About the Author:
Writer David Leddick is known world-wide for his novels and art books. The author of the Lambda Award-winning books: Naked Men, and The Male Nude, he has published more than 20+ works. His newest books, How To Hit 70 Doing 100 and I’m Not For Everyone Neither Are You are being published in 2014.
A cabaret review of Rent Boy… the Musical (the Cocktail Version) was presented for two performances at don’t tell mama, starring David Leddick, in New York City this past March 2014.
Leddick starred in the musicalIt’s A Fabulous Lifewhich played to sold-out crowds at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale and the Colony Theater in Miami Beach. He has appeared in the world premiere of The 11 O’clock Number, as well as Terrance McNally’s Some Men, both at the Rising Action Theater in Fort Lauderdale. And most recently in the double-bill Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach, by Paul Rudnick and Mexico City, which he wrote. He has also written four musicals with Andrew Sargent as composer: The Secrets of the Chorus, Quentin and I, Gilda Lilly, and Escorts (Rent Boy). His most recent show,How To Be Gay, was composed by David Cohen.
Turned Upside Down has been written to assist in guiding children through the grieving process by way of their own spiritual journey. It has been written as a conversation between a child and their loved one, designed as a memory keepsake and amazingly illustrated to encourage light, love and forever memories. It is my wish to open conversations with children and adults, allowing them to process, understand and embrace the loss of their very special someone.
Share the gift of connecting with the other side. Allow for a new generation to grow up experiencing the gifts, the messages, the guidance and even the humor from their special someone who has crossed over. The ability to adjust to a new and in many ways more powerful relationship than ever before.
The gift of never having to truly say goodbye.
About the Author:
Teana Tache lives in South Florida with her husband Eli and their sons Jeremy and Jason. Turned Upside Down was inspired through Teana’s very special connection with her brother Morey on the other side. She spends most of her time caring for her family and others which includes her commitment to Camp Fiesta, a summer camp for children with cancer.
We are as excited as you are about Chris' upcoming
visit to Books & Books! In an effort to keep things nice and smooth, here are some rules --
A purchase of THE LAND OF STORIES: A GRIMM WARNING is required to enter the signing line. You will need to show your receipt at the door, so please don't lose it. You can purchase the book right here online and pick up the day of the event, or you can call the store, 305-442-4408 with your credit card information and order from one of our booksellers. Chris will sign up to 8 copies of GRIMM WARNING, 2 of which CAN be backlist titles from the series. Chris won't have time to personalize, so it's his signature only. Posed photographs won't be allowed, only in passing.
Please keep these things in mind as you plan to attend.
We look forward to seeing you!
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.
Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?
When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.
The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!
About the Author:
Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, and The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns.
Do you want to see life from a different perspective? Patricia Bochi
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Patricia Bochi was fifteen years old when she broke her
back in a car accident, which shattered her dreams of becoming a classical
As a paraplegic, she had to reinvent herself during a particularly
difficult stage of life. Despite that, she found herself and
success. She got married, had two children, and graduated cum laude from
University of Miami School of Law. Patricia lives in Miami and runs an
immigration law practice.
Marketers, technologists, and corporate leaders are looking for ways to more effectively connect consumers with their brand. Storyscapes
introduces "storyscaping" as a way to create immersive experiences that
solve the challenge of connecting brands and consumers. This book
describes a powerful new approach to advertising and marketing for the
digital age that involves using stories to design emotional and
transactional experiences for customers, both online and offline. Each
connection inspires engagement with another, so the brand becomes part
of the customer's story. Authors Gaston Legorburu and Darren McColl
explain how marketers can identify and define the core target audience
segment, define your brand's purpose, understand the emotional desires
of your consumers, and more.
Shows how to map how the consumer engages with the category and product/service
Explains how to develop an organizing idea and creative plan for an immersive storyscape experience
Defines the role of marketing channels around the organizing idea
Establishes how technology can be applied to the experience
About the Authors:
Gaston Legorburu is co-author of the
New York Times Best Seller Storyscaping - Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds
and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of SapientNitro,
a new breed of agency that is redefining storytelling for an always-on
world. Recognized by “Adweek 50” as a game-changer who is modeling the
agency of the future, Gaston sets much of the strategic and creative
vision for the agency and provides clients with
forward-thinking insights on their most critical marketing challenges.
This has earned him a seat on the juries of such prestigious advertising
award shows as D&AD, Art Directors Club, Cannes Festival of
Creativity, New York Festivals, The One Show and the
Webbys. Gaston is also a participating board member of the International Academy of Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
Darren “Daz” McColl is co-author of the
New York Times Best Seller Storyscaping - Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worldsand Chief Brand Strategy Officer of SapientNitrowhere
he collaborates with global teams and clients to help create
worlds of immersive stories and experiences. "Daz" as he is known,
brings insight and strategic guidance to many of the world's biggest
brands including: Virgin, McDonald’s, Nestlé, Mars, Foster’s, Burger
King, Subway, Footlocker, ESPN, Volvo, Chrysler and Coca-Cola. He is a
sought after speaker with experience
that spans markets worldwide and his work has earned him many
awards including: Effies, New York Festivals, The One Show, Clios,
D&AD (Black Pencils), and three coveted Cannes Lions Grand Prix.
eclectic book is a nonfiction collection of stories and insights about lessons
learned over the past 30 years…learned by individuals, teams, communities and
nations. The lessons span a broad range of subjects, including uncertainty, belonging,
work, play, leadership, technology, learning, thinking, spilled wine and
profiteroles, holding on and letting go. Rather than take the standard “one
book/one subject” approach, Jerome has created a book that addresses the non-linear
twists and turns in our lives and the world around us. As a result, he
discusses topics not often written about openly….including political
correctness, personal embarrassment and the need for better questions.
such as In The Eyes of History, Excusology and Give Them A Reason to
Follow You speak to global challenges and business issues, while Elderly
Inspiration, September 11 in Paris and Row 12, Seat C offer a more
coach at ColumbiaUniversity’s MBA and
Executive MBA Programs and former faculty member at HowardUniversity’s
MBA Program, Jerome took more than a decade to write On The Balcony, while traveling
the globe to serve his consulting clients.
About the Author:
Jerome Jewell has broken bread, worked, played and lost
his way in more than twenty nations. The
first half of his career was spent with IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank and the New
York Times, then in 1995, he launched his own company, Jewell Consulting Group,
where he’s now a trusted advisor and executive coach to leaders and organizations
across the globe.
Jerome has taught at HowardUniversity
and he serves as a leadership coach to MBA and Executive MBA candidates at ColumbiaBusinessSchool.
Along the way, he has tried to observe and learn from the people and situations
that he’s encountered, and as a result he added storytelling to his work about
15 years ago, as a way to help his clients better understand ideas and to think
He’s an avid endurance
athlete, having climbed Mt.Kilimanjaro and Mt.Rainier,
run the Marine
Corps Marathon and swum the vast waters of the Mediterranean,
Caribbean and AegeanSeas,
and he has completed the Alcatraz Challenge in San FranciscoBay
native New Yorker, he credits his parents, including his 100 year old mother,
for his childhood love affair with reading, because they kept his home stocked
with issues of the New York Times, the NY Daily News, the NY Post and the Long
Island Press. That love was solidified in the 4th grade, when he chose
to do a book report on The Spirit of St. Louis, by Charles
Lindbergh, an experience that he would never forget.
Eventually, writing became an essential part of his work and his life, and he
began keeping a personal journal exactly 30 years ago while on his way to Tanzania to climbMt.
time, all of this merged into his first book, On The Balcony: Rapture and Ruptures, released in
December 2013. Through this book, he hopes to inspire readers to re-visit and
share their own stories with the people who matter most in their lives.
The Good Dog follows the adventures of Tako, a puppy who is adopted by 8 year-old Ricky without his parents’ permission. Mom and dad agree to let Tako stay, under one condition: he must be a good dog and always follow the rules.
Tako wants to stay with the family more than anything; but when a competing businessman sets out to secretly sabotage the family’s bakery, the only way Tako can protect them is to break the rules.
Ultimately, Tako and Ricky’s family discover small people can accomplish big things and sometimes you have to be a little bit bad to be very good.
About the Author:
Todd Kessler is the co-creator and show runner of the highly successful children’s television series Blue’s Clues. A signature of Todd’s work is that it has always been developed with the input of actual children (and sometimes dogs and cats too). His artistic and innovative creations have garnered him the prestigious Peabody Award, seven Emmy nominations, two Television Critics Association awards, five Parent’s Choice awards, first place in the children’s division of the Toronto International Film Festival, and a New York Film Festival Cine Golden Eagle. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
What could be more indolent, cool and sensuous than spending your summer evening learning about wine and drinking it in the company of a dozen like-minded people? For the past four years, Books & Books has been offering a series of six-week classes, every Monday at 6PM during which students sample 24 different wines and learn everything about the magic grape from terroir and varietal, to taste and history. After the final class, students select their four favorite wines - to be paired with a delicious four-course meal prepared by Chef Allen, the celebrity innovator of New World Cuisine.
America now consumes more wine than even France or Italy and more and more Americans are learning to enjoy and appreciate this most refined and civilized of social pleasures. The more you understand the world of wine - the more you will enjoy drinking and sharing it. We are proud and happy to offer our latest wine program starting on Monday, July 21 – while the sensuously overripe scent of jasmine and invisible lilacs linger in the evening air and we still have the city to ourselves.
The Program: The program consists of six, two-hour classes held every Monday evening, between 6:00 and 7:45PM, from July 21 through August 25, at Books & Books’ Coral Gables’ store. Four different wines will be tasted during each session and those students who wish to stay after class or to join friends for dinner at the café will enjoy a 10% discounted price. They will also learn:
· How to use all the senses to taste and appreciate wine
· How wine is grown and how it is made
· The 8,000 years of wine history and its importance to the growth of civilization
· How to distinguish between some 30 different varieties of grapes
· The basic facts of French terroir – the wines of the Loire, of Alsace, of Burgundy, of the Rhone and of course of Bordeaux
· The importance and significance of the 1976 Judgment of Paris when the wines of California out-performed the best wines of France
· In addition to French wines, students will learn about other European wines from Germany, Italy Spain and Portugal – as well as New World wines from California, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
· Students will also learn about buying wine, reading wine labels, storing and serving wine and pairing wine with food.
Following the final class on August 25, students will enjoy a special meal prepared by Chef Allen to complement those wines which the class has voted to be the most enjoyable throughout the program.
The Instructor:Patrick Alexander mixes literature and wine into a most refreshing summer cocktail and will help you discover Marcel Proust’s “scent of invisible lilacs” in a bottle of Alsace’s Gewurztraminer. Previously Director of the Wine Appreciation program at the University of Miami and a judge for the Florida International Wine Challenge, Patrick Alexander has been teaching these wildly popular and critically acclaimed classes at Books & Books for over three years. Patrick is also a published author and his writings include Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time and The Nigerian Letter. He is currently working on The Books & Books’ Book of Wine.
Cost: The $299 per-person cost for the 6 week program includes 12 hours of lectures, 24 different wines to taste, a detailed wine program work-book and a 4-course food and wine pairing dinner. (Students may invite a guest to the final meal for an extra $60).
The program is limited to a maximum of 16 students and classes sell-out quickly, so if you are interested, hurry and reserve your place today! Contact Irving@booksandbooks.com. For more information go towww.GablesWine.com
Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking is a raw and sobering look at the insidious world of sex trafficking. Award-winning author and journalistLydia Cacho documents her travels from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq, Cambodia to Burma, and Georgia to the UK, recounting her first-person interviews with pimps, prostitutes, Mafiosi, and their escaped victims. In this brave exposé, she uncovers heart-wrenching truths about this inhumane—and financially thriving—business.
Not only does Lydia investigate the details of sexual trafficking, but she also exposes the industry’s close connections to the illicit sale of body organs, drugs and arms smuggling, the tourist industry, money laundering, Internet pornography, and terrorism. The cruelty uncovered in these stories will astonish you, as will the lack of preventative action being taken against this lucrative international trade.
About the Author:
Lydia Cacho has received notable recognition for traveling around the world investigating crimes and developing new social tools to confront complex problems and searching for real solutions, using her grassroots experience as an author, an international reporter of Human Rights, and as a well recognized founder of shelters for women and children victims of gender violence including sexual violence and Human Trafficking. Her approach to teaching new skills to confront Human Trafficking and slavery around the world has gained her several awards and international prizes. Lydia’s knowledge of different Law systems, psychology and pedagogy has led her to develop an inspirational teaching system using all personal resources including creative writing, narrative listening, Art & accepted wisdom skills workshops, teenagers group collaboration and much more. Cacho is quite critical of the Mexican justice system and of the flaws in the international laws against Human Trafficking; nevertheless as a founder of a high security Shelter in Mexico she has demonstrated how victims can become survivors and how civil society can transform the system to promote Women’s Human Rights. She works with evidence and demonstrates that pursuing the truth is needed around the world to stop gender-based violence. Thanks to her work she achieved the first life sentence (113 years)
for an international child pornography producer and sex trafficker of children operating in Mexico. It was
the first sentence of its kind in Latin America. Her ample knowledge has led her to write eight books, from poetry to fiction, and a Manual to prevent child abuse, essays on gender issues and love, and her international best sellers on Sex Trafficking, Human Slavery and Child Pornography as the one published in the U.K Slavery Inc. Her books have been translated into French, English, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, German, Croatian, Swedish, and Turkish; and have been published from Mexico to Spain, Argentina and Colombia, and all over Central America.
A sampling of Ms. Cacho's awards and prizes include: Human Rights Watch, Ginetta Sagan Amnesty Award; OXFAM award; IWMF award; CNN Hero; UNESCO- Guillermo Cano freedom of expression award; The Wallenberg Medal; The Tucholsky Award; PEN Canada Prize; UNANIMA, World Press International Hero 2010 (for the International Press Institute in Vienna), among others. In 2011 Newsweek Magazine chose her, as one of the 100 must influential women in the world.