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permalink #101 of 173: Gail Williams (gail) Thu 28 Oct 10 09:28
    
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permalink #102 of 173: Lisa Harris (lrph) Mon 8 Nov 10 17:50
    
Peter Conners will be joining us in Inkwell.vue to discuss his new
book, "White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary
and Allen Ginsberg"  If the title isn't clear enough, here's the link
for a more detailed description...

<http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100592520>
We have books for those of you interested in participating in the
conversation.

Email me for more information <lrph1125@mac.com>
  
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permalink #103 of 173: (fom) Sat 13 Nov 10 15:47
    
I'm about 100 pages into the book and finding it fascinating. 
  
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permalink #104 of 173: Lisa Harris (lrph) Mon 15 Nov 10 07:59
    
That's great.  We still have a couple more, if you want to join in
with <fom>!  Email me at <lrph1125@mac.com>
  
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permalink #105 of 173: Lisa Harris (lrph) Wed 1 Dec 10 07:35
    
Inkwell.vue will be hosting Rebecca Traister, author of "Big Girls Don't
Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women" from Jan. 5 -
Jan. 19.  If you are interested in reading a FREE book and joining the
conversation, please email me at <lrph1125@mac.com>

For more information about the book, check out these links:
<http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/books/review/Schillinger-t.html>
<http://books.simonandschuster.com/Big-Girls-Don't-Cry/Rebecca-
Traister/9781439150283>
  
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permalink #106 of 173: Sharon Lynne Fisher (slf) Wed 1 Dec 10 10:04
    
which election would that be?
  
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permalink #107 of 173: Lisa Harris (lrph) Wed 1 Dec 10 10:13
    
2008 Presidential Election.
  
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permalink #108 of 173: Gail Williams (gail) Wed 1 Dec 10 10:18
    
Lisa slipped in....  was just going to confirm the date with some
quotes from
<http://www.amazon.com/Big-Girls-Dont-Cry-Everything/dp/1439150281>

“The startling intelligence and graceful prose of Rebecca Traister’s
coverage of American cultural politics has been one of journalism’s
best kept secrets during the past decade. With Big Girls Don’t Cry, she
claims her place as heir to the tradition of Mary McCarthy and Joan
Didion as she excavates the tectonic changes that lurked below the
surface of most election reporting and illuminates events in a manner
that will surprise political junkies and casual observers alike.” —Eric
Alterman, author of Why We’re Liberals

...etc, etc.   This book has gotten a lot of critical acclaim.  
  
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permalink #109 of 173: Rip Van Winkle (keta) Tue 21 Dec 10 14:49
    
Wondering if Bruce Sterling will be by for his State of the World this
year?
  
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permalink #110 of 173: Lisa Harris (lrph) Tue 21 Dec 10 16:15
    
Yes. Yes he will. We couldn't start the new year without him. 
  
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permalink #111 of 173: Julie Sherman (julieswn) Sun 13 Feb 11 08:36
    
Next month in Inkwell.vue, we will be interviewing Peter Weiss, about
his new book on Dan White and the murders of George Moscone and Harvey
Milk. The book is called "Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the
Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk."

In his newly updated, award-winning book Double Play, reporter and
author Mike Weiss provides a masterful history and analysis of the
controversial trial that changed the California legal system  — and
unveils secrets about Harvey Milk’s life and murder not available from
any other sources.

Weiss’s true crime thriller explains why White killed the two
politicians, and how he got away with murder, receiving only a mild
sentence for manslaughter. This newly expanded edition reveals how,
following his release from prison, White confessed his true murderous
intent and his plan to kill two more politicians. A companion DVD
provides television interviews and, for the first time ever, a
recording of White's confession.

Edgar Award-winner Mike Weiss covered the trial of Dan White and the
White Night riots for Time, Rolling Stone, and the Los Angeles Times.
He is the author of two other nonfiction books, Living Together and A
Very Good Year, as well as the acclaimed Ben Henry mystery series.
Weiss was raised in New York City, educated at Knox College and John
Hopkins University, and worked for many years as a reporter in San
Francisco.

If you are interested in reading a free review copy and then
participating in the discussion, please email julieswan@aol.com and
let me know.
  
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permalink #112 of 173: Holly Tedford (hollyt) Sat 26 Feb 11 23:44
    
that sounds amazing, I look forward to it.
  
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permalink #113 of 173: Sam Delson (samiam) Mon 28 Feb 11 13:31
    
Double Play was published in 1984. How much of this new edition is
updated?
  
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permalink #114 of 173: Ozro W. Childs (oz) Mon 28 Feb 11 18:00
    
That's a good question. But I look forward to reading the book. Weiss
is a great wordsmith, whom I met years ago in the City when he was
working on his first book, "Living Together." And, the book arrived
today.

I read it when it came out, though I think I didn't buy a copy, but
took it out of the library. I'm glad it has been republished. One of
the questions I'm going to be asking myself is, what (if anything) has
changed about the way I approached the killings and the trial. Back in
the day (and there are some very old posts on the WELL to prove it, I
felt this was a 19th Century killing that the 20th Century had no way
of understanding. This is a concept I sometimes use in my own work,
doing criminal appeals that can include murder or attempted murder.
  
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permalink #115 of 173: Ozro W. Childs (oz) Mon 28 Feb 11 18:20
    
Of course I also knew Dan White's lawyers, Doug Schmidt and Stephen
Scherr members of the group of neophytes that I bonded with in that
coffee shop in the Hall of Justice back in those days. Looking them up,
both seem to have retired (unlike me). Another member of our coffee
klatch was Martie Lurie, who after decades in the trial-court trenches
has achieved Nirvana as a beloved commentator on his beloved Giants.
  
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permalink #116 of 173: Julie Sherman (julieswn) Wed 13 Apr 11 19:43
    
Coming up in Inkwell, starting on May 11, we will be interviewing
Sasha Lilly about her new book "Capital and Its Discontents:
Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult."

If you want to learn more about the book, go to this website:

<https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=267>

If you want to get a copy of the book, read it before the conversation
starts and take part in said conversation, please email
julieswan@aol.com. Sorry, books can only be sent to addresses with in
the United States.
  
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permalink #117 of 173: Julie Sherman (julieswn) Wed 13 Apr 11 19:45
    
In June we will be interviewing Susie Bright for a week, June 2-9,
about her new memoir "Big Sex, Little Death." If you want to read her
book and take part in the discussion, again, please email me at
julieswan@aol.com.
  
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permalink #118 of 173: Julie Sherman (julieswn) Sun 17 Apr 11 15:49
    
The Sasha Lilly books are all spoken for, but we still have copies of
the Susie bright book. 

Also coming up in Inkwell, May 25 - June 1, we will be interviewing
Julian Dawson about his new book on Nicky Hopkins:  "And on Piano.
Nicky Hopkins: The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man,"
by Julian Dawson and Klaus Voormann. If you are interested in reading
this book and joining in the conversation, please email me at
julieswan@aol.com
  
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permalink #119 of 173: Ed Ward (captward) Sat 21 May 11 09:29
    
From June 9-23, we'll be joined in Inkwell by Michael Scott Moore,
who'll be talking about his book "Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing
Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, with Some
Unexpected Results." I'll be leading the discussion with Mike, an old
neighbor from Berlin, who works for Miller-McCune and Spiegel Online,
and has also published a novel, "Less than Nothing." 

"Sweetness and Blood" looks at places where you'd never expect to find
surfing, like downtown Munich, the Gaza Strip, and Cuba, as well as
the one culture which has been surfing for some time with no input from
mainstream surfing. It's also a very smart travel book, because Mike
can't stop asking questions. It was named one of the books of the year
by the Economist last year, and if you want to find out why -- and
participate in the discussion -- just send me an e-mail to
captward@well.com and the first five lucky people will score.
Kowabunga!
  
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permalink #120 of 173: Ed Ward (captward) Tue 24 May 11 09:01
    
Two more copies left. Here's the trailer for the book:

<http://radiofreemike.com/blog/out-today>
  
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permalink #121 of 173: Ed Ward (captward) Sun 29 May 11 01:28
    
No more copies left. Hang on. This is going to be fun.
  
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permalink #122 of 173: Ed Ward (captward) Wed 1 Jun 11 11:05
    
If you wanted a copy of Sweetness and Blood, or were unsure if you'd
like it, Mike is doing some readings around California:

Thursday, June 2
7 pm
Pages, a bookstore in Manhattan Beach
904 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
With Katie Arnoldi

Saturday, June 4
in the afternoon! 4pm
Book Passage in Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Sunday, June 5
7pm
Green Apple Books in San Francisco
506 Clement Ave.
San Francisco CA 94118
  
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permalink #123 of 173: Julie Sherman (julieswn) Mon 6 Jun 11 18:56
    
In July we will be interviewing Victor Pickard, co-editor of "Will the
Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism
and What Can Be Done to Fix It."
 
The book includes 32 new essays on the crisis of journalism in the
United States, written by leading scholars, journalists, activists and
policymakers. The essays cover a broad range of approaches to the
topic and viewpoints and offer an equally broad range of prospective
solutions. The pieces are all written since 2008 and mostly in 2010,
and include considerable ground-breaking research and analysis. A few
were published in magazines or journals, but most were commissioned
and written specifically for this volume. 

If you are interested in reading a free review copy and then
contributing to the conversation, please email me at julieswan@aol.com
  
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permalink #124 of 173: Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Tue 26 Jul 11 21:26
    
Donald P. Dulchinos will be our guest in Inkwell starting August 18 -
Sept 1, talking about his book _Forbidden Sacraments_. If you're
interested in joining the discussion as a reader, we have copies of the
book - just send me an email with your snailmail address. In exchange
for the book, all you gotta do is show up and talk about it.

http://www.autonomedia.org/node/122

"The indigenous practice of shamanism has been under siege for as long
as Western European societies have practiced colonialism and Christian
missionary work. Only very recently has there been a backlash
condemning the cultural chauvinism that labels indigenous shamanism
'primitive.' Increasingly, shaman-centered cultures are respected for
values of community, environmental consciousness, and first-hand
spiritual experience. What is not widely known is that Western
civilization itself, beneath layers of Christianity and industrialism,
stands upon its own, largely suppressed, shamanic and entheogenic
foundation. From the author of Pioneer of Inner Space."
  
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permalink #125 of 173: Julie Sherman (julieswn) Mon 24 Oct 11 20:17
    
Over in Inkwell we will be discussing the e-book, A Tea People's
History, by Alex Pareene. If you are interested, The Well will
purchase a copy for four people.

More info is here
<http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-tea-peoples-history-alex-pareene/1106367585>

If you are interested in getting a free copy of this e-book, please
email me at julieswan@aol.com, ASAP, the discussion starts Thursday
(we have two more copies to "give away.")
  

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