Nonfiction

William Davis, MD, In Conversation about his new book Wheat Belly Total Health

EVENT OVERVIEW:  William Davis, MD, Author of The New York Times Bestselling Book Wheat Belly, will appear In Conversation about his New Book Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health And Weight-Loss Life Plan.  This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and the Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  William Davis, MD, is a cardiologist who believes that health should be in the hands of the public and advocates unique, insightful, and cutting-edge strategies to help individuals discover self-empowering and effective health practices.  Dr. Davis is the medical director for Track Your Plaque, an online heart disease prevention program, and writes frequently for national publications.  His blog, www.WheatBellyBlog.com has been visited by millions of people and his New York Times Bestselling Book, Wheat Belly, has sold more than 1.5 million copies in North America.  Dr. Davis has also shared his passion for wheat-free living on national television shows including The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning.  He lives in Wisconsin.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Wheat Belly Total Health answers the question, “What's next in the battle against wheat?”  In his follow-up to the mega bestseller, Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis helps his readers take command over their life and health in the aftermath of wheat.  There are many strategies that will help heal the damage caused by years of a wheat-filled diet.  And many of these lessons have been learned in the years since the original Wheat Belly was released, lessons played out on the broad public stage of over one million readers, all participating in this grand adventure.  Reordering your life after wheat is about learning how to regain full metabolic, gastrointestinal, thyroid, cardiovascular, hormonal, sleep, neurological, bone, and joint health.  Understanding the strategies and putting them to use can take health several steps higher, even if the reader has already had a major health success without wheat.  In addition to achieving better health in many different areas, life performance also improves in virtually all settings.  In the life after wheat, you’ll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable!

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

EVENT FORMAT:  William Davis, MD, will appear In Conversation with James O’Keefe, MD, Cardiologist at Cardiovascular Consultants and Mid America Heart Institute. A booksigning will follow the discussion. Authors will sign books purchased from Rainy Day Books before or at this event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN HOUSE Event.  Doors Open at 6:00 PM.  Seating is General Admission.

HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR!  Join us for a Healthy Happy Hour with Wine & Cheese, Fruit & Nuts at Eden Alley Cafe in Unity Temple, Meyer Hall in the lower level prior to this Event from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

RSVP to Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com or Call Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 and make your Reservations.

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.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Gary Shteyngart will present his New Memoir Little Failure

EVENT OVERVIEW:  The New York Times Bestselling Author Gary Shteyngart will appear for his New Memoir Little Failure.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world; Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of the ten best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and Time Magazine; and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.  His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications and has been translated into twenty-six languages.  Gary Shteyngart lives in New York City.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  After three acclaimed Novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far.  Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado.  The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.

Born Igor Shteyngart in Leningrad during the twilight of the Soviet Union, the curious, diminutive, asthmatic boy grew up with a persistent sense of yearning—for food, for acceptance, for words—desires that would follow him into adulthood.  At five, Igor wrote his first Novel, Lenin and His Magical Goose, and his grandmother paid him a slice of cheese for every page.  In the late 1970s, world events changed Igor’s life.  Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev made a deal: exchange grain for the safe passage of Soviet Jews to America—a country Igor viewed as the enemy.  Along the way, Igor became Gary so that he would suffer one or two fewer beatings from other kids.

Coming to the United States from the Soviet Union was equivalent to stumbling off a monochromatic cliff and landing in a pool of pure Technicolor.  Shteyngart’s loving but mismatched parents dreamed that he would become a lawyer or at least a “conscientious toiler” on Wall Street, something their distracted son was simply not cut out to do.  Fusing English and Russian, his mother created the term Failurchka—Little Failure—which she applied to her son.  With love.  Mostly. As a result, Shteyngart operated on a theory that he would fail at everything he tried.  At being a writer, at being a boyfriend, and, most important, at being a worthwhile human being.  Swinging between a Soviet home life and American aspirations, Shteyngart found himself living in two contradictory worlds, all the while wishing that he could find a real home in one.  And somebody to love him.  And somebody to lend him sixty-nine cents for a McDonald’s hamburger.

Provocative, hilarious, and inventive, Little Failure reveals a deeper vein of emotion in Gary Shteyngart’s prose.  It is a memoir of an immigrant family coming to America, as told by a lifelong misfit who forged from his imagination an essential literary voice and, against all odds, a place in the world.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

EVENT FORMAT:  Gary Shteyngart will discuss his life, his work, his New Book Little Failure and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansa Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of Little Failure, 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 pick them up ahead of time.  The Publication & Sales Date for Little Failure in Softcover (Trade Paperback) is October 7, 2014.  Your Order will be available for In-Store Pick-Up from this Date until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 15, 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.

John Cleese of Monty Python LIVE and In Conversation at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!

Rainy Day Books will present Author and Actor John Cleese, Co-Founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus, LIVE and In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.

This Event is Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, 1228 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.

Tickets on sale now at The Midland Box Office (no service charges when purchased at box office), 

Online at www.AXS.com 

or charge by phone at 888-929-7849. This Event is Reserved Seating.

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, John Cleese will release his rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown: Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Each paid patron will receive an autographed hardcover of So Anyway. Books must be picked up at The Midland Event (no rainchecks).

AUTHOR BIO: John Cleese achieved his first big success in London’s West End and as a scriptwriter and performer onThe Frost Report. He went on to co-found the legendary Monty Python films that include Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian. In the mid-1970s, John Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the now classic sitcom, Fawlty Towers. Later, he wrote and co-starred in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He has appeared in many other films, from James Bond to Harry Potter to Shrek, and has guest-starred in TV shows that have included 3rd Rock from the Sun, Will & Grace, and Entourage. He lives in London.

ABOUT THE BOOK: John Cleese’s towering comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp satirical eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown. After getting his start as a writer and actor on the landmark David Frost-hosted The Frost Report, where he worked alongside many who would also later become comedy icons, Cleese landed his most famous role as a star of the TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus. To the legions of Python fans and comedy aficionados, Cleese's work with the Pythons has become the stuff of legend. His signature characters—including the Minister of Silly Walks and the owner (and would-be returner) of a dead parrot—embodied his knack for madcap buffoonery played completely straight and catapulted him to the shortlist of funniest men alive. Twisting and turning through amazing stories and hilarious digressions—with some brief pauses along the way that comprise a fascinating primer on what’s funny and why—this story of a young man’s journey to the pinnacle of comedy is a masterly performance by a master performer.

Cary Elwes, Star of THE PRINCESS BRIDE, will appear for As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Cary Elwes will present his New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books at a Multimedia Author Event!  Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mainstreet.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mainstreet will have a Special Quote-Along Screening of The Princess Bride that is SOLD OUT on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM.  As You Wish: The Princess Bride with Cary Elwes Q&A.  The SOLD OUT Special Ticket Price includes a Ticket to the Quote-Along, props for the show, the live-streaming Q&A, a Autographed Hardcover of the New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes and a commemorative, silkscreened pint glass made especially for this Event.  A SOLD OUT Quote-Along Screening of The Princess Bride with an exclusive Cary Elwes live stream Q&A on the Big Screen?  Inconceivable!  But true!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Cary Elwes is a celebrated English Actor who starred in The Princess Bride before moving on to roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, and Saw, among many other acclaimed performances. He will always be indebted to The Princess Bride, he says, for changing his life and giving him a career that has spanned decades.  He lives in Hollywood, California, with his family.  Find out more about Cary Elwes on Twitter @Cary_Elwes

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  From Actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.  The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades.  Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.  Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion.  In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, and backstage stories.  With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

EVENT FORMAT:  Cary Elwes will discuss his life and his New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.

Event Timeline: 

5:30 PM:  Doors will Open.  Music will be performed by External Combustion Orchestra.

6:00 PM:  A screening of a 27 Minute Documentary Film about the making of The Princess Bride.

6:35 PM:  Five Rings Fencing will demonstrate on stage the Fencing styles in The Princess Bride.

7:00 PM:  Cary Elwes and Vivien Jennings will be In Conversation about As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice for the same price.

ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.  Admission Packages will be available for purchase at the Sales & Service Table of this Event.  Unity Temple Doors will OPEN at 5:30 PM.

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.

Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will present You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes

EVENT OVERVIEW: Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Book You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 

Commander Chris Hadfield will Autograph Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at the Bookstore and at the Event.  Rainy Day Books ships Author Autographed Books Worldwide.  Place your Book Order Now! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world.  In 2013, on his third trip to the ISS, Hadfield was Commander of Expedition 35.  Hadfield is also a fully qualified flight engineer cosmonaut, is fluent in Russian, and is designated a “specialist” on all Space Station systems, meaning that he has earned the highest qualification level possible for every imaginable task onboard.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  In You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, Chris Hadfield, the world’s most famous astronaut, takes you on a tour of Earth as it is seen from the International Space Station (ISS). Filled with gorgeous photographs taken during his stint as commander of the ISS, Hadfield creates a virtual orbit of the Earth, giving us the big picture: why our planet looks the way it does and why we live where we do. Hadfield sees things differently, not just because he’s been to space, but because his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography, and meteorology allows him to see the story behind the photos.

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

NEW LOCATION for this EVENT!  The Reservations have grown so large for this Event that we need to move it to a larger Location.  It will now be at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary!

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

EVENT FORMAT:  Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Book You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.  A booksigning will follow the Presentation .

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is an OPEN HOUSE EVENT.  Reservations are Required.  Make Your Reservations Online through Linda Hall Library.  For Reservation questions, please E-mail Events@LindaHall.org or call 816-926-8772 to leave a message.

Commander Chris Hadfield will Autograph Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at the Bookstore and at the Event.  Rainy Day Books ships Author Autographed Books Worldwide.  Place your Book Order Now!

 

 

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.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Benoit Denizet-Lewis will appear for Travels with Casey: My Journey Through our Dog-Crazy Country

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis will present his new book Travels with Casey: My Journey Through our Dog-Crazy Country.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of America Anonymous: Eight Addicts In Search of A Life and American Voyeur: Dispatches from the Far Reaches of Modern Life. He has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. He lives in Jamaica Plain and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America's relationship with dogs. "I don't think my dog likes me very much," New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine companion attempt to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis--known for his deeply reported dispatches from far corners of American life--meets an irresistible cast of dogs and dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, search with a dedicated rescuer of stray dogs in Missouri, spend a full day at a kooky dog park in Manhattan, get pulled over by a K9 cop in Missouri, and visit "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan in California. And then there are the pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two nosy women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog's poop.  Travels with Casey is a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with an exploration of a dog-loving America. What does our relationship to our dogs tell us about ourselves and our values? Denizet-Lewis explores those questions--and his own canine-related curiosities and insecurities--during his unforgettable road trip through our dog-loving nation.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

EVENT FORMAT:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis will discuss his new book and answer audience questions. A book signing follows the discussion.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of Travels with Casey, One Autographing Admission Reservation, and One Guest Reservation (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.

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.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

SOLD OUT: Hillary Rodham Clinton LIVE and In Conversation at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Rainy Day Books presented Hillary Rodham Clinton LIVE and In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.

This Event was held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, 1228 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.

 

Burke Doeren Edited the FULL 90 Minute Video Recording of the Interview of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Vivien Jennings about Hillary's #1 New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Hard Choices: A Memoir.  Burke's Edition includes 6 still photos taken by Roger Doeren of the audience giving a standing ovation at the beginning and at the end of the interview.  Our Video is on Vimeo for Public Viewing.

 

The FULL 90 Minute Audio Recording of the Interview of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Vivien Jennings can be heard on KCUR.org

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vivien Jennings were In Conversation from 5:40 PM to 7:10 PM.

 

This Event was SOLD OUT.

 

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Hillary Rodham Clinton released Hard Choices, the inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her views of the future.

"All of us face hard choices in our lives," Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events.  "Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become."

Each paid patron will receive an Autographed Hardcover of Hard Choices.  Books must be picked up at The Midland Event (no rainchecks).

There will be a BIG Screen for watching Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vivien Jennings on stage and In Conversation, so that each patron in the house will have a good view.


Photos were permitted before and after the Conversation.  Patrons brought their cameras and smartphones and took photos.


Event Security Guidelines:

Rainy Day Books advised that you bring only yourself and your Ticket to this Event, and that you leave all other personal property including purses in your vehicle or home.  Bring your Photo Identification.  Anticipate Security Screening and Credential Checks before Admittance.  Purses will be screened which will delay your entry into the Event.


Patrons arrived BEFORE 4:30 PM on Sunday.

 

 

About the Author:  Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service.  Her "smart power" approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century.  Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world, reasserting the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening and negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East.  Earlier, as First Lady and Senator from New York, she was a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls.  Clinton also worked to provide health care to millions of children, create jobs and opportunity, and support first responders who risked their lives at Ground Zero.  In her historic campaign for President, Clinton won 18 million votes.

Amanda Lindhout will give a Multimedia Presentation about A House in the Sky: A Memoir

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Amanda Lindhout will give a Multimedia Presentation about her powerful true story A House in the Sky: A Memoir.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Amanda Lindhout is the Founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization that supports development, aid, and education initiatives in Somalia and Kenya.

ABOUT A HOUSE IN THE SKY: A MEMOIR:  The New York Times Bestselling Memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world's most remote places and then into fifteen months of captivity:  "Exquisitely told...A young woman's harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph" (The New York Times Book Review).  As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales.  At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe.  Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan.  In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter.  And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia, "the most dangerous place on earth."  On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.   Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory, every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity, and on strategy, fortitude, and hope.  When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark.  Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is "a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion for her naive younger self, for her kidnappers that becomes the key to Lindhout's survival" (O, The Oprah Magazine).

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

EVENT FORMAT:  Amanda Lindhout will give a Multimedia Presentation about her powerful true story A House in the Sky: A Memoir.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of A House in the Sky: A Memoir, 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 Will-Call Table on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

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.

Jack Devine will be In Conversation about Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jack Devine, Former Head of the CIA Directorate of Operations, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Jack's New Book Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story.  This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books, International Relations Council (IRC)KMBZ Newsradio and The KMBZ Business Channel

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Jack Devine is one of the Legendary Spymasters of our time.  He was in Chile when Allende fell; he ran Charlie Wilson’s war in Afghanistan; he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it; he pushed the CIA’s effort to run down Pablo Escobar in Colombia; he tried to warn George Tenet that there was a bullet coming from Iraq with his name on it.  He also writes about Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen.  Jack served America’s interests for more than thirty years in a wide range of covert operations, ultimately overseeing the Directorate of Operations, a CIA division that watches over thousands of American covert operatives worldwide.  Jack is a thirty-two-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  Jack is also a Founding Partner and the President of The Arkin Group, an international risk consulting and intelligence firm.  Jack lives in New York City.

ABOUT GOOD HUNTING: AN AMERICAN SPYMASTER’S STORY:  A guide to the art of spycraft, told with great wit, candor, and commonsense wisdom.  Caricatured by Hollywood, lionized by the right, and pilloried by the left, the CIA remains one of the least understood instruments of the United States government.  Jack Devine knows more than almost anyone about the CIA’s vital importance as a tool of American statecraft.  Now, as he sees it, the agency is trapped within a larger bureaucracy, losing swaths of turf to the military and, most ominous of all, is becoming overly weighted toward paramilitary operations.  Its capacity to do what it does best has been seriously degraded.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

EVENT FORMAT:  Jack Devine, Former Head of the CIA Directorate of Operations, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings,  Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Jack's New Book Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

Law Enforcement Personnel are Invited to Listen & Learn from Jack Devine, CIA Spymaster & Author.  Show us your ID and be our Guest to have a seat and hear Jack Devine, Former Head of the CIA Directorate of Operations.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $27.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story, 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-Up this Order 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.

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.

Damien Echols & Lorri Davis will appear for their New Memoir Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Damien Echols & Lorri Davis will present their New Memoir Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  DAMIEN ECHOLS & LORRI DAVIS met in 1996, and were married in a Buddhist ceremony at Tucker Maximum Security Unit in Arkansas in 1999.  Echols spent nearly 18 Years on Death Row until his release in 2011.  He is the Author of The New York Times Bestselling Memoir Life After Death.  For more than a decade, Davis spearheaded a full-time effort toward her husband’s release from prison, which encompassed all aspects of the legal case and forensic investigation.  She and Echols, who together produced the documentary West of Memphis, live in New York.

ABOUT Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row: From one of the greatest legal injustices of our time sprang one of the most unlikely—and unforgettable—love stories.  Damien Echols was just eighteen years old when he was condemned to death for a crime he didn’t commit.  His case—that of the infamous “West Memphis Three”—gained notoriety after a documentary, Paradise Lost, exposed the biased nature of the trial and Echols as the precocious, charming—and tragic—figure at its center.  Lorri Davis was a landscape architect living in New York City when she surreptitiously wandered into a showing of the film, and she left forever changed.  She, too, was from the South, accustomed to being the outsider in a small town.  She saw much of herself in Echols, understood how he could easily have been swept up in a witch hunt, and she couldn’t get him out of her head.  So she wrote him a letter—and when it arrived in Echols’s penitentiary cell in April 1996, hers were some of the first kind words of support he heard.  Over the course of a remarkable sixteen-year correspondence, Echols and Davis grew to know each other, fall in love, and marry—all without ever being able to touch each other freely or be alone together.  In Yours for Eternity, their extraordinary letters provide a singular portrait of their marriage, from the first, heady days of discovery to the final, painful months before Echols’s release.  Through postscripts and footnotes, Echols and Davis describe how they overcame the enormous challenges and heartbreaks throughout the years—personal setbacks, legal complications, and much more.  Yours for Eternity reveals a relationship unfolding in the most exceptional of circumstances.  Powerful and incredibly intimate, it is a modern-day love story for the ages.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

EVENT FORMAT:  Damien Echols & Lorri Davis will discuss their lives together and their New Book, Yours for Eterity, 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 Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row, 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 Yable.   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:  The Publication Date of Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row is Tuesday, June 17, 2014.   Orders placed before this Date will be processed, and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after June 17, 2014.  We will automatically have your Books held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable pick them up ahead of time.

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.

Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780399166198
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Blue Rider Press - June 17th, 2014

One Author Autographed Hardcover of Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row by Damien Echols & Lorri Davis.

 

 


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