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Joshua Foer discusses Moonwalking with Einstein

EVENT:  Joshua Foer discusses his new Book Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes."  He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.  From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. 

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Linda Hall Library of Science, Technology and Engineering, 5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This Author Event is Open to the public, however seating is limited and Admission Tickets are required from Linda Hall Library.  For Admission Tickets, please call Linda Hall Library at 816-926-8772. You can also register online using this Linda Hall Library Link.

EVENT FORMAT:  Joshua Foer will discuss his new Book, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.  A Booksigning will follow the Program.

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143120537
Availability: Out of Stock, generally 2-3 days to Order your Copy
Published: Penguin Books - February 28th, 2012

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594202292
Availability: Out of Stock, generally 2-3 days to Order your Copy
Published: Penguin Press - March 3rd, 2011

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., discusses Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up.

EVENT:  Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., appears for her new Book  Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up. 

Coupling up can be complicated.  Dr. Harriet Lerner's Marriage Rules are effective.

Following a unique format for today's world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 Rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships. 

Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old challenges ("He won't talk" "She doesn't want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner's relationship to technology.)  You'll also learn how to: 

*Calm things down and warm them up

*Talk straight and fight fair

*Listen well as a spiritual practice

*Connect with a distant partner

*Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult in-laws

*Follow a 12-step program to overcome defensiveness

*Know how and when to draw the line

*Take back your marriage when things fall apart

Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction.  If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change.  All that's required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice.

AUTHOR:  Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is one of our nations most loved and respected relationship experts.  A renowned scholar on the psychology of women and family relationships, she is the author of The New York Times Bestseller, The Dance of Anger, and other acclaimed Books that together have sold over six million copies.  A clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Lerner is a distinguished speaker, consultant and workshop leader.  She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, and NPR and she hosts the "Dance of Connection" blog on www.PsychologyToday.com  She is also, with her sister, an Award-Winning children's Book author.  She and her husband live in Lawrence, Kansas and have two grown sons.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $22.50 plus Sales Tax includes One Hardcover copy of Marriage Rules, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Ticket (if needed).  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., will discuss her new Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the discussion.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

YES, WE SHIP AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autograpghed Book below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  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 Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event. 

Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781592406913
Availability: This book's status requires us to check for more information to determine availability
Published: Gotham - January 5th, 2012

Author Autographed Hardcover copy of Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up only.


Sally Bedell Smith discusses Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

EVENT:  Sally Bedell Smith, The New York Times Bestselling biographer appears for her newest Book Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch.  As the first American author to have special access to the Queen's closest advisers and friends, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith draws on numerous interviews and recently released private documents.  She pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II, who, from the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny.  With new information and fresh insights, Sally explains how the Queen has led her country and Commonwealth through the wars and upheavals of the past sixty years with unparalleled composure, intelligence, and grace.  This Author Event is Co-Sponsored by Brits, 929 Massachusetts, Lawrence, Kansas 66044, Phone: 785-843-2288AUTHOR:  Sally Bedell Smith is the author of Bestselling biographies of William S. Paley; Pamela Harriman; Diana, Princess of Wales; John & Jacqueline Kennedy; and Bill & Hillary Clinton.  A Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair since 1996, she previously worked at Time and The New York Times, where she was a Cultural News Reporter.DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 7:00 PMLOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $30.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Hardcover copy of Elizabeth the Queen, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Ticket (if needed).  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add to the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under Your Name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.EVENT FORMAT:  Sally Bedell Smith will discuss her new Book accompanied by a Multimedia Presentation and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.YES, WE SHIP AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order a Author Autographed Book below.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  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 Autograph Books purchased from Rainy Day Books and accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional Author Autographed Books will be available for purchase at our Author Event. 

Thomas Frank discusses Pity the Billionaire

EVENT:  Thomas Frank, The New York Times Bestselling author of What's the Matter With Kansas?, appears for his latest book Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right .AUTHOR:  Thomas Frank is the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, What's the Matter with Kansas?, and One Market Under God. A former opinion columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Thomas is the Founding Editor of The Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper's.  He lives outside Washington, D.C.DATE & TIME:  Thursday, January 12, 2011 at 7:00 PMLOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $25.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Hardcover copy of Pity the Billionaire, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Ticket (if needed).  ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. Walk-up purchases may be made at the door of this event beginning at 6:00 PM. EVENT FORMAT:  Thomas Frank will discuss his new Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the discussion.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.From the Bestselling author of What's the Matter with Kansas?, a wonderfully insightful and sardonic look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change—or at least it's supposed to.  But when Thomas Frank set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners receive even grander prizes.  The American Right, which had seemed moribund after the election of 2008, was strangely reinvigorated by the arrival of hard times.  The Tea Party movement demanded not that we question the failed system but that we reaffirm our commitment to it.  Republicans in Congress embarked on a bold strategy of total opposition to the liberal state.  And TV phenom Glenn Beck demonstrated the commercial potential of heroic paranoia and the purest libertarian economics.  In Pity the Billionaire, Frank, the great chronicler of American paradox, examines the peculiar mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered wildly unexpected political results.  Using firsthand reporting, a deep knowledge of the American Right, and a wicked sense of humor, he gives us the first full diagnosis of the cultural malady that has transformed collapse into profit, reconceived the Founding Fathers as heroes from an Ayn Rand novel, and enlisted the powerless in a fan club for the prosperous.  The understanding Frank reaches is at once startling, original, and profound.YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  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 Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event. 

Walter Isaacson in Conversation and Celebration of Steve Jobs

AUTHOR EVENT:  A Conversation and Celebration with Walter Isaacson for his Authorized Biography of the Co-Founder and Chairman of Apple, Inc., Steve Jobs.  This Event is Tuesday, December 06, 2011, at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary.  Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books, The Apple Stores, AT&T Mobility, Country Club Bank, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & TechnologyRiver City Solutions and Rockhurst University ~ Helzberg School of Management.

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AUTHOR:  Walter Isaacson is the President & Chief Executive Officer of The Aspen Institute, the former Chairman of CNN and the former Managing Editor of Time Magazine.  He is the Bestselling author of Einstein: His Life and UniverseBenjamin Franklin: An American Life, and of Kissinger: A Biography, and the Co-Author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.  He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues, Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for precision and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Steve Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination.  Steve knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology.  He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Steve cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published.  He put nothing off-limits.  He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly.  And Steve speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against.  His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, precisionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Driven by his passion & purpose, Steve could drive those around him to fury and despair.  But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system.  His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

 

EVENT DATE:  Tuesday, December 06, 2011, at 7:00 PM.  The Doors will Open at 5:30 PM.  The Steve Jobs and Apple Multimedia Documentaries will begin at 5:45 PM and run before our Conversation begins at 7:00 PM!  Our entire Staff will move from Rainy Day Books on Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at 5:00 PM to Unity Temple on The Plaza in order to better serve our Customers that will be attending our Author Event.

 

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

 

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE PERSON):  $35.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Author Autographed First Edition Hardcover copy of Steve Jobs, and One Stamped Admission Ticket. Online Ordering of Admission Packages is now concluded.  Admission Packages will be available for purchase by Walk-In's at Unity Temple on The Plaza on Tuesday, December 06,2011, after 5:30 PM, when the Doors Open.

 

Previously Ordered Admission Package Tickets can be picked up at Rainy Day Books before 3:00 PM on Tuesday, December 06, 2011, then Admission Tickets can be picked up after 5:30 PM on Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at our Will Call Table in Unity Temple on The Plaza, Narthex.

 

EVENT FORMAT:  Walter Isaacson will be live, in person, on stage and in Conversation and Celebration with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President and Roger Doeren, Chief Operations Officer of Rainy Day Books, Inc.  The interview and Multimedia Presentsation will last approximately One Hour.  The Steve Jobs and Apple Multimedia Documentaries will begin at 5:45 PM!

 

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Hardcover copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.  Limit Two Books per Customer and/or at the same Delivery Address.  A limited number of these Books are available for Customers who are unable to attend this Special Event.

 

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 Admission Ticket.  Rainy Day Books reserves the right to limit any Order.

Dave Ramsey presents and signs EntreLeadership

EVENT:   Dave Ramsey presents and signs EntreLeadship: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches.  One lucky patron will Win $2,000.00!  This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and KCMO Talk Radio 710 AM.

AUTHOR:  Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on business and money.  He’s authored three New York Times Bestselling Books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, and The Total Money Makeover.  His newest Book is EntreLeadship: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches.  The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 4.5 Million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations.

BOOK:  EntreLeadship: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, $26.00 Hardcover, ISBN 9781451617856

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM

LOCATION:  Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

ADMISSION:  Be a leader and take charge by purchasing EntreLeadership, $26.00 plus Sales Tax in Advance of Meeting & Greeting Dave Ramsey and receiving his autograph in your Book.  ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. WALK-UP SALES BEGIN AT 5:00 PM. Go to the head of the Booksigning Line with your Advance Book Purchase from Rainy Day Books and Numbered Ticket.  Rainy Day Books will have EntreLeadership on hand and available for Purchase at our Author Event.  Walk-Ins are Welcome!

EVENT FORMAT:  Dave Ramsey will highlight a local entrepreneur, Meet & Greet readers and fans, and sign their Books.  An Advance Purchase of EntreLeadership and a Numbered Ticket will get you to the head of the Booksigning Line that follows the program.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Dave Ramsey will sign your copies of EntreLeadership at our Author Event.  Additional signed copies of EntreLeadership will be available for purchase at our Author Event.

Jim Lehrer in Conversation about Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain

EVENT:  A Conversation with Jim Lehrer, Tension City: Inside The Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.  This Event is Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary.

AUTHOR:  Jim Lehrer is the author of twenty novels, two memoirs, and three plays, and for years was the executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour on PBS.  He lives in Washington, D.C., with his novelist wife, Kate.  They have three daughters.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  “In his quiet but intense way, Jim Lehrer earns the trust of the major political players of our time,” notes Barbara Walters.  “He explains and exposes their hopes and dreams, their strengths and failures as they try to put their best foot forward.”

From the man widely hailed as “the Dean of Moderators” comes a lively and revealing book that pulls back the curtain on more than forty years of televised political debate in America.  A veteran newsman who has presided over eleven presidential and vice-presidential debates, Jim Lehrer gives readers a ringside seat for some of the epic political battles of our time, shedding light on all of the critical turning points and rhetorical faux pas that helped determine the outcome of America’s presidential elections—and with them the course of history.  Drawing on his own experiences as “the man in the middle seat,” in-depth interviews with the candidates and his fellow moderators, and transcripts of key exchanges, Lehrer isolates and illuminates what he calls the “Major Moments” and “killer questions” that defined the debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.

Oftentimes these moments involve the candidates themselves and are seared into our collective political memory.  Michael Dukakis stumbles badly over a question about the death penalty.  Dan Quayle compares himself to John F. Kennedy once too often. Barack Obama and John McCain barely make eye contact over the course of a ninety-minute discussion.  At other times, the debate moderators themselves become part of the story—and Lehrer is there to give us a backstage look at the drama.  Peter Jennings suggests surprising the candidates by suspending the carefully negotiated rules minutes before the 1988 presidential debate—to the consternation of his fellow panelists.  Lehrer himself weathers a firestorm of criticism over his performance as moderator of the 2000 Bush-Gore debate.  And then there are the excruciating moments when audio lines go dead and TelePrompTers stay dark just seconds before going on the air live in front of a worldwide television audience of millions.

Asked to sum up his experience as a participant in high-level televised debates, President George H. W. Bush memorably likened them to an evening in “tension city.”  In Jim Lehrer’s absorbing insider account, we find out that truer words were never spoken.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.00 plus Sales Tax includes one copy of Tension City, and One Admission Ticket or Two Admission Tickets; it's your choice, for the same Price.  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Jim Lehrer will be live, in person, on stage and in conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.  The program will last approximately one hour. Following the program, Jim will personalize autographed Books on stage. 

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  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 Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

A Kitchen Table Conversation: Uncle Dan's Report Card

EVENT AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books’ Founder & President, Vivien Jennings, will join co-authors Barbara & Bob Unell in leading a first-ever “Kitchen Table Conversation” on getting back to teaching the simple, basic timeless healthy habits and values to children at home from toddlers to teens, at the heart of their new book, Uncle Dan’s Report Card.A taste of nostalgia will be yours with a jar of locally-grown jelly compliments of The Berry Nutty Farm to sweeten your night and everyday life of your family and our community.  The authors hope this free gift of your own kitchen-table goodness, as well as the stories of Uncle Dan’s Report Card, will inspire you to start your own “Kitchen Table Conversation” anew with your families and educators in your neighborhoods throughout our community.Gather your fellow parents, grandparents and teachers and come be part of this conversation with our community’s leaders (and parents, grandparents and teachers!): Adele Hall, nationally-recognized family and education advocate; Jerry Wyckoff, Ph.D., child and family psychologist; Dr. Gayden Carruth, Executive Director, Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City, and Chair, Greater Kansas City Superintendents’ Forum of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; Tom Bloch, former CEO of H&R Block, co-founder of the University Academy, teacher and author; and Debby Ballard, Director of Community Affairs for Sprint.We will show a Preview Book Trailer, and hear from those seated around our “Kitchen Table”, as they share their experienced wisdom on how we can all pass on the universal lessons of personal responsibility, positive relationships, and self-discipline that raised “The Greatest Generation”, as Tom Brokaw invoked in his book by the same name, in raising the “next greatest generation”. The Conversation will be approximately one Hour.ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  As partners in business and in life, Barbara & Bob Unell have worked together for over 25 years, raising two children and creating multiple national publications and projects in the field of parenting and character education.  They also served as co-adjunct professors in the Communications Studies Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and serve as the co-directors of the national grassroots nonprofit organization, Back in the Swing USA, dedicated to improving and protecting the health of breast cancer survivors.  Barbara has spent the past the past 30 years as an author, media spokesperson and educator.  Her dozen parenting and school-based education books include: the guidebook Competency Based Teacher Education; Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking; Kindness is Contagious...Catch It! Guidebook; 20 Teachable Virtues; How to Discipline Your 6 to 12 Year Old Without Losing Your Mind, and Getting Your Child From No to Yes Without Nagging, Bribing or Threatening.  In 1984, Bob founded the advertising firm, Unell Associates, Inc.  In 2001, he fulfilled a childhood dream of being a cartoonist, by becoming the editorial cartoonist for The Kansas City Star’s, STAR Business Weekly. Uncle Dan’s Report Card is their first book they have written together.DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 PMLOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $14.00 plus Sales Tax includes a copy of Uncle Dan's Report Card, one Stamped Admission Ticket and one Guest Admission Ticket.YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  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 an Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.  

Dean Karnazes signs Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss

EVENT:  Dean Karnazes signs copies of Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss during the inaugural launch of The North Face Endurance Challenge.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Dean Karnazes was named by Time magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.  He has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, and the TODAY show.  A New York Times Bestselling author, he has written for Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World and Men’s Health.  Dean lives with his wife and family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In his follow-up to the Bestselling Ultramarathon Man—which Sports Illustrated called “fascinating” and the New York Times said was “full of euphoric highs”—world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail.  Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.  From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the linked stories in Run! create an unforgettable tableau, providing readers with the ultimate escape and offering a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete.  Karnazes addresses the pain and perseverance and also charts his emotional state as he pushes the edges of human achievement.  The tales of the friendships he’s cultivated on his many adventures around the world warm the heart and are sure to captivate and inspire readers whether they run great distances, modest distances, or not at all. BOOKSIGNING LOCATION:  The Booksignings will take place at the Frank A. Theis Park (Formerly: William Volker Memorial Fountain Park) that is East of The Country Club Plaza, between E 47th Street (Emanual Cleaver II Boulevard) and Volker Boulevard and alongside Oak Street in the North Face & Rainy Day Books retail tent, near the Start & Finish Line. Rainy Day Books will be selling Dean's signed Hardcover Book Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss for $27.25 Sales Tax Included BOOKSIGNING DATES & TIMES:
Friday, August 26, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM:  Dean will be signing BooksSaturday, August 27, 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM:  Dean will be signing BooksSunday, August 28, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM:  Dean will be signing Books

Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781605292793
Availability: This book's status requires us to check for more information to determine availability
Published: Rodale Books - March 1st, 2011

In his follow-up to the Bestselling Ultramarathon Man which Sports Illustrated called “fascinating” and The New York Times said was “full of euphoric highs” world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail.  Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.  From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the linked stories in Run! create an unforgettable tableau, providing readers with the ultimate escape and offering a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete.  Karnazes addresses the pain and perseverance and also charts his emotional state as he pushes the edges of human achievement.  The tales of the friendships he’s cultivated on his many adventures around the world warm the heart and are sure to captivate and inspire readers whether they run great distances, modest distances, or not at all.


Jillian Maas Backman discusses Beyond the Pews

EVENT:  Jillian Maas Backman appears for her new book Beyond the Pews.AUTHOR:  Jillian Maas Backman is is the quintessential preacher’s daughter— having been raised in the church and seeking to honor her faith tradition—who happened to discover her intuitive abilities early in childhood.  An awareness of her soulful connections and voices from “the other side,” melded with an appreciation of faith and intellectual knowledge, culminated in an understanding of how the soul’s natural intuitive language could enlighten all aspects of her life, while at the same time enlighten others.ABOUT THE BOOK:  In this “interactive biography” the acclaimed Intuitive Life Facilitator and award winning radio host has woven the remarkable story of her life into a working lesson plan.  The book guides readers along a journey of self-discovery and offers them valuable ways to connect to their own intuitive abilities. BEYOND THE PEWS is part poetry, part biography, and complete guide to personal and natural soulful communications.  Interactive sections help readers understand their own faith experiences and explore their spiritual intuition while respecting religious doctrine.  As an intuitive explorer, Maas Backman encourages readers to seek and embrace their own true essence and ignite the divine grace which exists within.Through a series of exercises included in Beyond the Pews, readers create a personal “Spiritual Intuitive Handbook.”  The responses to each “soul lesson” are recorded in the book.  As the lessons progress, the reader gains a clear understanding of the how to develop and use intuitive language.According to Maas Backman, “You have the capability of tapping into this abundant resource of positive energy if you do it for the right reasons.  So that the information you receive is not misused, you must become clear on your intentions for committing to this type of awakened sensing.”The information contained in Beyond the Pews works synergistically with traditional beliefs, expanding the senses through tapping into the messages of the soul, leading to a greater awakening to God’s spirit and His divine plan.DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 7:00 PMLOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.95 plus Tax includes one Softcover copy of Beyond the Pews, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Ticket (if needed).  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.EVENT FORMAT:  Jillian Maas Backman will discuss her new book and answer audience questions. A booksigning follows the program. A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE! Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  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 Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

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