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Written by Miami Today on January 7, 2010
"Jewish Sages of Today" profiles 27 accomplished individuals, including a renowned secular scientist turned Orthodox Jew and the last Nazi hunter. Editor Aryeh Rubin, a Miami-based businessman who is the founder and director of the philanthropic Targum Shlishi Foundation, speaks about some of the interesting characters highlighted in the book. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books at the Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Ladies: for those of you who haven’t seen your sister or group of girlfriends in a while, Books & Books has planned an evening celebrating the bonds of sisterhood. "Sisters: An Anthology" delves into the unique relationship sisters share through stories, memoirs and poems. Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Joan Bayez and Daisy Zamora. Ana Maria Jomolca, who shared her story of sisterhood in the book, will read from the collection. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
ALL ABOUT MIMO
Art historian and curator Sarah Giller Nelson gives a lecture and signs copies of "Designing the Good Life: Norman M. Giller and the Development of Miami Modernism," which she wrote in conjunction with her late grandfather, the aforementioned Mr. Giller. The book gives an insider’s look at the evolution of Miami Modernism — or MiMo — from Mr. Giller’s perspective, an architect who embraced the era’s style through his works such as the Diplomat Hotel, the North Shore Band Shell and the Carillon Hotel. 7 p.m. KOEL Showroom, 6400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (786) 382-0624.
Ever wonder why soccer has yet to catch on here in the US with the same fervor as Europe or South America? Simon Kuper’s "Soccernomics" answers that question and others, including takes on who has the most passionate fans and what impact soccer has on suicide rates in a uniquely analytical approach to the internationally loved game. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of bestselling memoir "Eat, Pray, Love" about her overseas quest to find happiness and herself after a painful divorce, comes to Miami to speak about and read from her latest work "Committed." This time around, Ms. Gilbert examines the infatuation, family traditions, social expectations and divorce risks that come with marriage as she is forced to decided whether to marry her longtime love Felipe — something both swore they wouldn’t do after respective nasty divorces — so he can obtain US citizenship. 7:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami. Two tickets per purchase of "Committed" from any Books & Books location while supplies last. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Bethenny Frankel, who stars on Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of NYC," visits the Bal Harbour Shops to talk about her book "The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life" on eating well without packing on the pounds. 2:30 p.m. Books & Books at the Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.