Millennial women are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world―for everyone. Forever. You want The Big Life―that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money, and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms. Forget climbing some corporate ladder, you want a career with twists and turns and adventure. For you, success only matters if it’s meaningful. Ann Shoket knows the evolving values of young women more than anyone. She’s the voice behind the popular Badass Babes community, a sisterhood of young, hungry, ambitious women who are helping each other through the most complex issues around becoming who you’re meant to be. As the trailblazing editor-in-chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, Shoket led provocative conversations that helped young women navigate the tricky terrain of adolescence and become smart, confident, self-assured young women. Now that they are adding muscle to the frame work of their lives, she’s continuing the conversation with The Big Life.
The Big Life is packed with actionable guidance combined with personal advice from high-profile millennial women who have already achieved tremendous success, plus intimate conversations with a cast of compelling characters and Shoket’s own stories on her quest for The Big Life. You’ll learn to tackle all of the issues on heavy rotation in your mind such as:
· How to craft a career that’s also a passion.
· How to get respect from a boss who thinks you’re a lazy, entitled, and self-obsessed millennial
· Why you need a “squad” of people who support you as you build your Big Life
· How a side hustle will make you smarter, hotter, and more in control of your destiny.
· Why work/life balance is a sham and your need to embrace the mess.
· How to find a partner whose eyes light up when you talk about your ambition.
Written in Shoket’s friendly and authoritative style, The Big Life will help you recognize your power, tap into your ambition, and create your own version of The Big Life.
About the Author:
Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about and for millennial women. As Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen from 2007 to 2014, Shoket repositioned the iconic fashion and beauty brand to dominate as the most relevant voice for its 13 million readers. She led the magazine to become the number-one teen magazine on every platform with innovative content around the most important issues facing young women today. She helped revolutionize teen magazines, as part of the launch team of CosmoGIRL in 1999, by talking openly about important emotional issues that weren’t yet addressed by traditional publications. Shoket has appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Access Hollywood, and E! News, and she was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. Forbes has named her one of the “Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors” in the country. As part of her Big Life, she lives in New York, NY, with her husband and two children.
Millennial women are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world for everyone. Forever. You want The Big Life that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money, and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms. Forget climbing some corporate ladder, you want a career with twists and turns and adventure.
An ongoing series that traces the African roots of American and Brazilian culture.
AFRICAN ROOTS: An Essential Part of American and Brazilian Cuisine
Afro-Brazilian CHEF CARLOS ENCARNACAO
& President of the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA
Monday, May 15, 8pm
ANTONIO CARLOS ENCARNAÇÃO
Antonio Carlos Encarnação, a native of Bahia, Brazil, living in the United States since 2006, is a Babalorixa* and leader of the Gum Utacum Wzere Terreiro, situated at Mar Grande, at Itaparica Island, at Bahia. Antonio Carlos was initiated in Candomblé* by his maternal grandfather, when he was five years old. He has presented several lectures on different aspects of this Afro-Brazilian religion at various universities and community centers in the U.S.
Antonio Carlos, who is also an Afro-Brazilian chef, is well known in Miami as “Carlinhos do Acarajé”, for his outstanding and delicious Acarajés an iconic dish of the Afro-Bahian cuisine.
ADRIANA RIQUET SABINO
A Brazilian-American born and raised in Rio de Janeiro is a resident of Key Biscayne since 1984, graduated from the School of Architecture at the Universidade of Rio de Janeiro, and has her own interior design company specializing in residential interior design. Adriana is a co-founder and since 1997, the President of the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to disseminate Brazilian culture in South Florida. Adriana has been involved, as curator of content and producer in the organization of Brazilian cultural festivals in partnership with the Broward and Miami-Dade Public Library Systems and other local cultural organizations. From 2005 to 2008 she was the leader and chief curator of the multi disciplinary programs of the Brazil Pavilions at the Miami International Book Fair. Also as the President of CCBU, she worked as a liason with the Brazilian community and the Miami Dade Public School System on the creation of the first bilingual program English-Portuguese, with Brazilian academic content in the American public school systema, at Ada Merritt K-8 Center, in 2003 .
She’s part of a group of volunteers that believe culture can work as a bridge between peoples and that Brazilian culture enriches the vibrant Miami community.
Sara Galindo, una de las empresarias de la moda más importantes de América Latina, reconocida por su larga trayectoria en la promoción e impulso del diseño mexicano al interior y exterior del país, presenta su primer libro: Tu, You, Toi: tu estilo eres tú.
Tu, You, Toi: tu estilo eres tú, un libro que escribió con el propósito de que las mujeres de todas las edades se sientan hermosas y completas de adentro hacia afuera y no al contrario. Con un lenguaje divertido y directo, Sara invita a las lectoras no sólo a encontrar su estilo propio, sino también a reconocer su talla, que tipo de cuerpo tienen, como sacar lo mejor de su closet, que piezas usar en cada situación, como resaltar lo mejor de su edad y de esa manera sacar el mejor provecho a su naturaleza única.
“Tu, You, Toi es un libro que pretende inspirar a las mujeres a sacar lo mejor de ellas, empezando por reconocer que la belleza de cada una es única e irrepetible. No hay clóset que pueda tener más fuerza de la que ya tienes dentro de ti. Tú vistes a la ropa, la ropa no te viste a ti. Tu estilo eres tú.” Comento Sara Galindo.
Acerca de la autora:
Es considerada la empresaria e impulsora de la moda más importante de América Latina. Fue editora ejecutiva de moda de la revista ELLE México por doce años. Fue creadora, directora ejecutiva y juez de México Diseña by Elle y figura principal del programa de televisión transmitido durante 5 años por E! Entertainment Latinoamerica. Es cofundadora de Mexicouture y socia de DMX 32, una plataforma que busca descubrir nuevos talentos y presentar a los ya consolidados, creando un espacio de encuentro y desarrollo de las industrias creativas. Ha sido jurado de Proyecto Runway Latinoamerica y Mexico’s Next Top Model. Es licenciataria en México para Fashion Targets Breast Cancer del CFDA. Tiene una gran trayectoria como consultora, conferencista y diseñadora de imagen. Creó KM33, un concepto innovador de moda en Tulum que alberga a los mejores diseñadores mexicanos y latinoamericanos.
Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved brother is serving a death sentence for a crime that shocked the community, throwing a baby off a bridge—a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. With her brother's death, though devastated and in mourning, Reina is finally released from her prison vigil. Seeking anonymity, she moves to a sleepy town in the Florida Keys where she meets Nesto Cadena, a recently exiled Cuban awaiting with hope the arrival of the children he left behind in Havana. Through Nesto’s love of the sea and capacity for faith, Reina comes to understand her own connections to the life-giving and destructive forces of the ocean that surrounds her as well as its role in her family's troubled history, and in their companionship, begins to find freedom from the burden of guilt she carries for her brother’s crime.
Set in the vibrant coastal and Caribbean communities of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia, with The Veins of the Ocean Patricia Engel delivers a profound and riveting Pan-American story of fractured lives finding solace and redemption in the beauty and power of the natural world, and in one another.
About the Author:
Patricia Engel is the author of Vida, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award and Young Lions Fiction Award, and the acclaimed novel It's Not Love, It's Just Paris, winner of the International Latino Book Award. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, A Public Space, Harvard Review, and Guernica, among other publications and anthologies, and received numerous awards including a 2014 fellowship in literature from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Friendships offer us room for personal growth, emotional support, and plenty of fun. Explore the meaning of friendship in a personal case study of two women who’ve been friends for years and have worked at having an enriching relationship that helps them through the many challenges of life.
Authors Wendy Satin Rapaport and Sanda Neshin Bernstein are both clinical psychologists. In Friendship Matters, they use the example of their own friendship to explore the power of this connection. Friendship takes work, but it should be celebrated for the ways it can improve our lives and help us grow. Close friends are lifelines—the people who help us through the worst days and who cheer us on during the best. We can learn to nurture our friendships most effectively by keeping a few principles in mind. For example, though similarities are naturally comforting, it is also important to respect and celebrate differences because these are rich opportunities to learn.
Anchored by a dialogue between these two close friends, this wisdom-filled guide shows us how to have more meaningful relationships. With good friends by our side, anything is possible.
About the Authors:
Wendy Satin Rapaport, PsyD, LCSW, is a clinical psychologist. She specializes in psychology-related facets of the health-care field, working with providers and patients. She is also an adjunct professor at the Diabetes Research Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and at the University of Maine School of Social Work. An interest in behavioral medicine and humor motivates her research, teaching, and writing. This is her fourth book.
Sanda Neshin Bernstein, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked with a number of schools and universities. She is trained in psychotherapy/psychoanalysis and as a school psychologist. She has a private practice in which she sees both adolescents and adults. She has taught in Adelphi University's Postgraduate Program in Psychodynamic School Psychology. This is her first book.
Incorporating Caribbean, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Old Florida, and Creole influences, Lucy proves through her collection of recipes that the Gulf Coast has its own distinct flavors and traditions that make it a destination year after year. Surviving hurricanes, the Gulf Coast--beyond just New Orleans--has a vibrant food and culture that's gone largely unnoticed. Lucy wants to change that by sharing her food and stories with GUMBO LOVE readers.
Like her brother, Jimmy, Lucy celebrates freedom, relaxation, and seaside decadence in her own art--cooking, and has now written the cookbook her fans have been asking her for; one that offers the recipes she's famous for, along with Gulf Coast classics and stories of growing up in Mobile, Alabama, working in New Orleans, and her philosophy of relaxation, gratitude, and enjoyment.
Lucy combines over one hundred new recipes with old favorites. Her fans will find recipes for their social occasions including gumbos, main dishes, deep fried favorites (with her easy frying tutorial), salads, seasonings, libations, and desserts. They will also learn how Lucy navigates the kitchen, her business, and her family and readers will come away with the basic ingredients of an inspiring life philosophy.
About the Author:
Lucy "LuLu" Buffett cooked her way from coast to coast before returning home to Alabama to open a modest little bayside gumbo and burger joint that doubled as a bait shop. Now, she is the successful restaurateur of two locations of LuLu's in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Destin, Florida, where she serves over a million guests a year. Her adventures-culinary and otherwise-inspired her to write LuLu's Kitchen (formerly self-published as Crazy Sista Cooking), and now Gumbo Love.
Producer and host Gene de Souza will tell behind the scenes stories about the only FM radio show in Florida dedicated to Brazilian music. Over the past 15 years the program has become a mandatory stop for Brazilian artists coming through Miami. Gene will tell stories about his experiences with Milton Nascimento, Jorge Ben Jor, Daniela Mercury, Gilberto Gil, Paulo and Daniel Jobim, Adriana Calcanhotto and many others.
AFRICAN ROOTS: FOCUS ON MUSIC
GENE DE SOUZA & NICOLE YARLING
Monday, May 22, 8pm
15 years of Café Brasil with Gene de Souza on 88.9FM WDNA
Producer and host Gene de Souza will tell behind the scenes stories about the only FM radio show in Florida dedicated to Brazilian music. Over the past 15 years the program has become a mandatory stop for Brazilian artists coming through Miami. Gene will tell stories about his experiences with Milton Nascimento, Jorge Ben Jor, Daniela Mercury, Gilberto Gil, Paulo and Daniel Jobim, Adriana Calcanhotto and many more.
Gene de Souza, a native of Rio de Janeiro, has been an active champion of Brazilian and world music in South Florida for over 20 years. After earning a Bachelor’s in International Relations from the University of Richmond, Gene came to Miami and started the award-winning Café Brasil Radio Show, Sundays at 6pm on 88.9FM WDNA. South Florida’s only program 100% dedicated to Brazilian music, Café Brasil has been recognized twice by the Miami New Times “Best of Miami” awards and has also received three Brazilian International Press Awards.
Since 2002, Gene is the Development Director at the Rhythm Foundation, the foremost presenter of world music in the Southeastern United States. Rhythm Foundation has presented concerts with many international legends like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Manu Chao, Bebo Valdes, Paco de Lucia, Ivete Sangalo and hundreds more.
Other activities include a weekly music column for Gazeta Brazilian News, and presentations about Brazilian music at schools and universities. Gene is on the board of the Brazilian International Press Awards, Centro Cultural Brasil-USA and a member of the Latin Grammy Awards - Brazil committee.
Assistant Professor of Music at FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
Coordinator of Instrumental Studies and Director of FMU Pop Ensemble
To a certain extent, Nicole Yarling defies definition. Her myriad of personal influences have created a product that begs attention across the board — no one genre can keep her. Her chosen instruments are Voice, Violin, and Fiddle (in that order). Nicole is a rich velvet voice embroidered with technical skill and personality to boot! She is a rising star in the jazz community who, like many others, has been at it for years.
Born and raised in and around Brooklyn, New York, a musical household laid the groundwork for Nicole’s career. She was inspired very early by her father, who played jazz organ and piano, and her father’s records, which all made an impact on Nicole’s musical tastes: Artists such as Etta James, Miles Davis, Stuff Smith, J.J. Johnson and Sonny Rollins, the Beatles and Motown classics were in regular rotation. As early as age nine, Nicole would “jam” on the violin with her father. It was then that she caught “the bug” to perform for a living. Aside from the familial influences, Nicole’s education is extensive, ranging from a BA in Music from Baruch College, to a Masters in Music Education at Columbia University, as well as private training in composition, arranging, voice and violin. She uses her various music-skills today to conduct Master Classes and give vocal lessons.
Nicole moved to Florida in 1980, and has created quite a buzz. According to the Miami Sun-Sentinel, “every musical hat fits Nicole Yarling.” For more than a decade, she has been a part of South Florida’s musical world as a singer and violinist, working in jazz, rock, r&b, experimental music, and a few other styles that defy description. Nicole’s musical excursions have brought about stints with Dizzy Gillespie, and three years on tour as a featured soloist with Jimmy Buffett (1991-94). She also participated on Buffet’s platinum-selling CD “Fruitcakes” (MCA), and then went on to do 8 worldwide tours with her own project, Little Nicky and the Slicks.
Nicole’s notable talent has a virtue all its own, but it would be remiss not mention the late great vocal legend, Joe Williams. Joe “discovered” Nicole through a series of events, and adopted her as his very own project. He recognized this diamond in the rough, gleaming through, and began to invest in seeing Nicole rise to the top. “Joe Williams Presents Nicole Yarling at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild” was born as a result. Endorsed by Joe, Nicole and a select quartet of musicians featuring David Siegel (piano), Jeff Grubbs (bass), John Yarling (drums) and Henry Johnson (guitar), were recorded live in concert. This unique performance captures Nicole in her element, and reflects her undeniable charisma. It also captures a moment in history which can never be duplicated: “Joe Williams Presents…” was to be Joe’s final recording. Sadly, Joe passed away before he could see the actual release of his final work of art. He shared two unforgettable duets with Nicole: a vocal duet, “Blame It On My Youth,” and “Who She Do,” a blues tune written and sung by Joe with Nicole on violin. The recording also included two bonus tracks sung by Joe alone, “Imagination” and “After You’ve Gone.” Some would say it was a dying wish of Joe Williams to see Nicole succeed. Joe intended to escort Nicole to the highest limits, much in the same way Count Basie did for him in the late fifties. Count Basie had once supported Joe Williams at his first solo engagement by having the marquee read “Count Basie Presents Joe Williams.”
Winner of the Florida Book Award for Florida Nonfiction, Bronze
Winner of the Florida Historical Society’s Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Award
“Hobbs unearths four lynchings that are critical to the understanding of the origins of civil rights in Florida. The oral histories from the victims’ families and those in the communities make this a valuable contribution to African American, Florida, and civil rights history.”—Derrick E. White, author of The Challenge of Blackness
“A compelling reminder of just how troubling and violent the Sunshine State’s racial past has been. A must read.”—Irvin D.S. Winsboro, editor of Old South, New South, or Down South?
Florida is frequently viewed as an atypical southern state—more progressive and culturally diverse—but, when examined in proportion to the number of African American residents, it suffered more lynchings than any of its Deep South neighbors during the Jim Crow era.
Investigating this dark period of the state’s history and focusing on a rash of anti-black violence that took place during the 1940s, Tameka Hobbs explores the reasons why lynchings continued in Florida when they were starting to wane elsewhere. She contextualizes the murders within the era of World War II, contrasting the desire of the United States to broadcast the benefits of its democracy abroad while at home it struggled to provide legal protection to its African American citizens.
As involvement in the global war deepened and rhetoric against Axis powers heightened, the nation’s leaders became increasingly aware of the blemish left by extralegal violence on America’s reputation. Ultimately, Hobbs argues, the international implications of these four murders, along with other antiblack violence around the nation, increased pressure not only on public officials in Florida to protect the civil rights of African Americans in the state but also on the federal government to become more active in prosecuting racial violence.
About the Author:
Tameka Bradley Hobbs is an Assistant Professor of History, Interim Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, and University Historian for Florida Memorial University, the only Historically Black University in South Florida. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University, and her doctoral degree in United States History, and Historical Administration and Public History from Florida State University.
In addition to her teaching experience, Hobbs has served as a researcher, writer, consultant, and director for a number of public and oral history projects in Florida and Virginia, including the African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Program, a statewide educational program focused on celebrating African American History. Her professional experience includes serving as Director of Projects and Program for the John G. Riley Museum and Center of African American History and Culture, located in Tallahassee, Florida. After relocating to Virginia, between 2006 and 2007, Hobbs worked as the historian and coordinator of the Valentine Richmond History Center’s Richmond History Gallery Project.
Her book, Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida, was published by the University Press of Florida and has been awarded bronze medal for the 2015 Florida Book Award for Florida Nonfiction., and the 2016 Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award from the Florida Historical Society. In the work, Hobbs uses a combination of primary source documents and oral testimonies to bring the voices of African American witnesses and survivors into the retelling of these incidents. Beyond that, the work also attempts to place the four lynchings examined in this study within the context of the overall arc of the “lynching era” in the United States, normal dated between 1882 and 1930, as these instances of extralegal violence became more sporadic. She theorizes that, in part, this reduction comes about due to U.S. involvement in World War II, and the dissonance between the image of democratic perfection that America’s leaders wanted to project to the world, and the sad reality of continuing violence and the deprivation of civil rights experienced by the nation’s black citizens.
Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson’s New York Times bestselling Longmire series—the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix
Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.
When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.
About the Author:
Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.
Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson's New York Times bestselling Longmire series--the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.
Cuarenta testimonios de vida, amor y dolor reúne el libro del destacado periodista Juan Pablo De La Hoz. Cuarenta relatos que acercan al lector a la intimidad de hombres homosexuales que abren sus sentimientos y sus realidades, y cuentan cómo ha sido vivir bajo esta condición.
El silencio de no poder contar a quien se ama, la lucha por los derechos y la igualdad frente a la sociedad y la ley, el deseo de paternidad, la ilusión del matrimonio o el desenfrenado mundo de los amoríos pasajeros enmarcan una de las publicaciones más realistas de los últimos tiempos en torno a la temática gay. Un libro que marcará un precedente a la hora de dialogar sobre un tema que a nadie deja indiferente.
Los hombres de «Chile Gay» no pretenden dar lástima. Por el contrario, tienen coraje y orgullo. Como todos, buscan amar y ser amados. Está en cada uno de nosotros ayudar a que eso sea posible. Conocer sus historias es un paso importante en esa dirección.