Readings, signings, and other events vaguely literary for Saturday, September 12, 2009

mommy doesnt

11:00 AM – Storytelling at NAAM
Northwest African American Museum
Children of all ages are invited to experience the art of storytelling and the power of stories with a featured guest.

12:00 PM – Rachael Brownell: Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore: Getting Through the First Year of Sobriety
Elliott Bay Book Co.
“Brownell has an easy, readable style and a simple message. There is no glowing happy ending, just the reality that life must be faced one day at a time. This work will appeal to readers who like memoirs about ordinary people overcoming difficult life problems; individuals who find 12-step and recovery literature helpful will also be interested in this personal journey.”—Crystal Renfro for Reed Business Information

hope for the animals

12:30 PM – Jane Goodall: Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink
Theo Chocolate
Legendary activist, scientist, and UN representative Dr. Jane Goodall will be in Seattle to share her new book. Tickets are $50, and include a copy of the book, Theo chocolate, and a $10 donation to the Jane Goodall Institute.

5:00 PM – Cecile Andrews & John DeGraaf: Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy, and Lasting Happiness
Elliott Bay Book Co.
“We’re destroying the planet, undermining happiness, and clinging to an unsustainable economy. Our obsessive pursuit of wealth isn’t working. But there’s another way. Less can be More. Throughout history wise people have argued that we need to live more simply – that only by limiting outer wealth can we have inner wealth.With Less is More, editors Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska have compiled a compelling collection of works by people who have been writing about Simplicity for decades, including:… and many more. These thinkers bring us a new vision of Less: less stuff, less work, less stress, less debt. A life with Less becomes a life of More: more time, more satisfaction, more balance, more security. When we have too much, we savor nothing. When we choose less, we regain our life and can think and feel deeply. Ultimately, a life of less connects us with one true source of happiness: being part of a caring community.” –Book jacket

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