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Kirsten GillibrandIn partnership with Book Passage and with the generous support of Private Ocean, we will be hosting these remarkable authors for a series of discussions regarding their current writing and topics that presently resonate with them.

Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

Thurs., Oct. 9, 7:00 pm • Ticket price of $30 includes a signed book.

From New York Senator and rising political star Kirsten Gillibrand comes an inspirational memoir and call-to-action for all women to get involved politically and raise their voices to make a difference in their communities and for their families. Since her appointment in 2009, at age 42, to fill Hillary Rodham Clinton’s New York Senate seat when Clinton was appointed Secretary of State, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has established herself as a passionate, fearless, and laser-focused presence in Congress.

Worthy Fights

Fri., Oct. 17, 2:00 pm • Ticket price of includes a signed book.

Leon Panetta has held more important positions in the U.S. government than practically anyone. He began his career as a Congressman from California and from there went on to be Director of the OMB, White House Chief of Staff, Director of the CIA, and finally Secretary of Defense. His autobiography Worthy Fights is imbued with the frank, grounded, and often quite funny spirit of a man who never lost touch with his roots. It is a testament to a lost kind of political leadership, which favors progress and duty to country over partisanship.

AtulBeing Mortal

Wed., Oct. 22, 7:00 pm • Ticket price of includes a signed book.

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Dr. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. He demonstrates that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experiences, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

America - Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers

Sat., November 1, 1:00 pm • Ticket price of $40 includes a signed book

Bestselling author and world-renowned chef Mario Batali pays homage to the American farmer—from Maine to Los Angeles—in stories, photos, and recipes. Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In his new book America—Farm to Table, Batali celebrates the importance of American farmers. Batali asked chef friends from Nashville to San Francisco to tell him who their favorite farmers were, and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products.

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