Fiction

Terry McMillan will discuss Who Asked You?

EVENT OVERVIEW: Terry McMillan, the New York Times bestselling author of Waiting To Exhale, presents her new novel Who Asked You?

ABOUT TERRY MCMILLAN: Terry McMillan is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Mama and Disappearing Acts. Her third novel, Waiting to Exhale, was a New York Times bestseller and is one of the most celebrated books of the decade. Ms. McMillan is also the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. She lives in northern California with her son, Solomon.

ABOUT WHO ASKED YOU?: With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships—Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them—Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now—at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan’s inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.

EVENT FORMAT: Terry McMillan will discuss her new book and answer audience questions. A booksigning will follow the discussion. Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $27.95 plus tax, includes one Hardcover copy of Who Asked You?, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up." Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table. The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the door of this event if you do not pick them up ahead of time. The on-sale date for Who Asked You? is September 17, 2013. Your order will be available for in-store pickup on or after this date.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below. When requested, we ask authors to inscribe books. Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option. While we cannot guarantee that the author will inscribe your book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request. Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event. All books are packed in cushioned bubble wrap and shipped in boxes. International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$27.95
SKU: A9780670785698

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes one Hardcover copy of Who Asked You? signed by Terry McMillan.


Chelsea Handler will Autograph "Uganda Be Kidding Me" at Starlight Theatre Post-Show Event on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Uganda Be Kidding Me was Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 and is available for purchase at Rainy Day Books!

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Chelsea Handler, New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of Chelsea Lately, will meet fans & readers and Autograph * Hardcovers of Uganda Be Kidding Me at 10:00 PM Post-Show at Starlight Theatre.

About Chelsea Handler:  Chelsea Handler is an accomplished stand-up Comic and Actor, as well as the Bestselling Author of My Horizontal Life, Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea, and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.  She is the star of her own late-night show on E!, Chelsea Lately; was one of the stars of Girls Behaving Badly; has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman; and has starred in her own half-hour Comedy Central special.  Chelsea makes regular appearances in comedy clubs across America and lives in Los Angeles.

About Uganda Be Kidding Me:  Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous.  Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever.  On safari in Africa, it's anyone's guess as to what's more dangerous: the wildlife or Chelsea.  But whether she's fumbling the seduction of a guide by not knowing where tigers live (Asia, duh) or wearing a bathrobe into the bush because her clothes stopped fitting seven margaritas ago, she's always game for the next misadventure.  The situation gets down and dirty as she defiles a kayak in the Bahamas, and outright sweaty as she escapes from a German hospital on crutches.  When things get truly scary, like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath, she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse.  Thank goodness she has the devoted Chunk by her side-except for the time she loses him in Telluride. Complete with answers to the most frequently asked traveler's questions, hot travel trips, and travel etiquette, none of which should be believed, Uganda Be Kidding Me has Chelsea taking on the world, one laugh-out-loud incident at a time.

EVENT FORMAT:  Chelsea Handler will meet with a limited number of fans & readers and she will ONLY Autograph * Hardcovers and Softcovers of her Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our Website and / or at our Author Event, and are accompanied by a VIP Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket & Wristband.

DATE & TIME:  Friday, May 2, 2014, at about 10:00 PM.  This Booksigning * Event will begin shortly after Chelsea has concluded her Performance at Starlight Theatre.

LOCATION:  Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64132

PLEASE NOTE:  The number of patrons that will go through the Booksigning Line will be Limited.   This Booksigning Event will be held inside Starlight Theatre, and patrons must purchase Tickets for Chelsea Handler's Show at Starlight Theatre separately.   Show Tickets are available at www.KCStarlight.com

BOOKSIGNING ADMISSION PACKAGE Per Person (ADMITS ONE):  $27.00 plus Sales Tax, includes from Rainy Day Books, One (1) VIP Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One (1) Hardcover of Uganda Be Kidding Me to be Autographed.  A Limited number of Admission Packages are available for this Event.

* Each person must have a Rainy Day Books VIP Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket to be Admitted to the Post-Show Booksinging Event.   A separate Starlight Theatre Ticket is required to be Admitted to the Chelsea Handler Show ONLY.

* The Rainy Day Books VIP Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is only valid for Admission to the Post-Show Booksigning Event.  No one will be Admitted into the VIP area without a Rainy Day Books VIP Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket & Wristband.

* Chelsea Handler will only sign copies of her books purchased from Rainy Day Books for this Event.  Photos, memorabilia and other items are prohibited in the Booksigning Line.

* Orders not picked up before Thursday, May 1, 2014 must be picked up at our Will-Call Table inside Starlight Theatre at Chelsea Handler's Show on Friday, May 2 2014.  

DISCLAIMER: All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable. Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket. 

Chelsea Handler will Autograph "Uganda Be Kidding Me" at Rainy Day Books on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM

 

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Chelsea Handler, New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of Chelsea Lately, will meet fans & readers and Autograph Hardcovers of Uganda Be Kidding Me!

About Chelsea Handler:  Chelsea Handler is an accomplished stand-up Comic and Actor, as well as the Bestselling Author of My Horizontal Life, Are You There Vodka?  It's Me Chelsea, and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.  She is the star of her own late-night show on E!, Chelsea Lately; was one of the stars of Girls Behaving Badly; has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman; and has starred in her own half-hour Comedy Central special.  Chelsea makes regular appearances in comedy clubs across America and she lives in Los Angeles.

About Uganda Be Kidding Me:  Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous.  Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever.  On safari in Africa, it's anyone's guess as to what's more dangerous: the wildlife or Chelsea.  But whether she's fumbling the seduction of a guide by not knowing where tigers live (Asia, duh) or wearing a bathrobe into the bush because her clothes stopped fitting seven margaritas ago, she's always game for the next misadventure.  The situation gets down and dirty as she defiles a kayak in the Bahamas, and outright sweaty as she escapes from a German hospital on crutches. When things get truly scary, like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath, she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse.  Thank goodness she has the devoted Chunk by her side-except for the time she loses him in Telluride.  Complete with answers to the most frequently asked traveler's questions, hot travel trips, and travel etiquette, none of which should be believed, Uganda Be Kidding Me has Chelsea taking on the world, one laugh-out-loud incident at a time.

EVENT FORMAT:  Chelsea Handler will meet fans & readers and she will Autograph * Hardcovers of Uganda Be Kidding Me that are purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our Website and / or at our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.

TIME AND DATE:  Friday, May 2, 2014, 2:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

BOOKSIGNING ADMISSION PACKAGE Per Person (ADMITS ONE):  $27.00 plus Sales Tax, includes from Rainy Day Books, One (1) Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One (1) Hardcover of Uganda Be Kidding Me to be Autographed.  A Limited number of Admission Packages are available for this Event.

 * Each person must have One (1) Rainy Day Books Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket to be Admitted to this Booksigning Event.

* Chelsea Handler will only sign Hardcovers of Uganda Be Kidding Me that are purchased from Rainy Day Books for this Event.  Photos, memorabilia and other items are prohibited in the Booksigning Line. 

DISCLAIMER: All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable. Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.

SOLD OUT! Anna Quindlen will present her new novel Still Life with Bread Crumbs

SOLD OUT EVENT OVERVIEW:  The New York Times Bestselling Author Anna Quindlen will Present her New Novel Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Young Women On The Move.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Anna Quindlen is a Novelist and Journalist whose work has appeared on Fiction, Nonfiction, and Self-Help Bestseller Lists.  She is the Author of seven Novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.  Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.  Her Book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies.  While a Columnist at The New York Times she won a Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud.  Her Newsweek Columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof.  Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women.  Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere.  There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.  Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.

SOLD OUT DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Charles Fillmore Chapel, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

SOLD OUT EVENT FORMAT:  Anna Quindlen will discuss her career, Present her New Book Still Life with Bread Crumbs and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

SOLD OUT ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of Still Life with Bread Crumbs, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Will-Call Table of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will-Call Table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Sales & Service Table on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.  The Publication & Sale Date for Still Life with Bread Crumbs in Softcover (Trade Paperback) is October 28, 2014.  Your Order will be available for In-Store Pick-Up from this Date until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!   Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

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