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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on January 22, 2009

Thursday 1/22

   Artist Michele Oka Doner’s book "HumanNature" surveys her work from the mid-1960s to the present. Her sculptures take interior human anatomy and transform it using the textures of coral, roots, rock and bark expressing the Earth’s basic geology. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Shoppes at Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 1/25

   Stephen Weissman’s book "Chaplin: A Life" looks at the silent-film actor’s unlikely rise to stardom. Mr. Weissman will be signing copies of his book, which traces Charlie Chaplin’s childhood of poverty to his evolution into a film icon. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 1/26

   Journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis spent three years embedded in the lives of people struggling with addiction for his book "America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life." He will be in Coral Gables discussing his subjects’ experiences as well as his own struggle with addiction. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 1/27

   Steven Gaines will be at Books & Books to sign copies of his latest book, "Fool’s Paradise: Players, Poseurs and the Culture of Excess in South Beach." In it, he begins with a snapshot of the city’s current excess then explores its origins. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 1/29

   The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and Loews Miami Beach host Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning for lunch and a signing of his book "Resilience." 11:30 a.m. Loews Miami Beach, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $65 members, $75 guests. Details: (305) 695—6834 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.

STORY BEHIND THE MOVIE

   Books & Books hosts Bernd Wollschlaeger author of "Stauffenberg: My Life in the Shadow of a Hero." The book tells the story of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, a member of the German aristocracy who led the plot to kill Adolf Hitler. The story has been adopted into the movie "Valkyrie." 8 p.m. . Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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