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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on January 14, 2010

Saturday 1/16

   Spiritual clairvoyant Terryee Abbott, who has advised celebrities, CEOs, investors and politicians, presents an afternoon workshop on the seven secrets in 2010 to find prosperity in finances, career moves and relationships. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 1/18

   Celebrity fitness expert Marco Borges, who has trained the likes of Gloria Estefan, Beyonce and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, shares health and exercise tips from his new book "Power Moves." The fitness guide centers on four simple movements of four joints: shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. 5 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 1/19

   Ralph de la Vega shares his personal journey, arriving in Miami in 1962 at age 10 as a Cuban immigrant and climbing the corporate ladder to become president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Mr. de la Vega will speak on lessons learned and his book "Obstacles Welcome," which includes behind-the-scenes insight into the top technology companies in the US and the merger of Cingular Wireless and AT&T Wireless. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 1/20

   After losing his high-powered job and marriage and finding out he had a brain tumor, Michael Gill’s life had taken a serious turn for the worse. Yet he managed to make lemonade out of the sourness, which he describes in "How to Save Your Own Life." Mr. Gill will share with attendees his philosophy on how each individual has the power to rescue themselves and talk about his personal transformation during years working at Starbucks. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

MINI MOZARTS

   Barry Satz talks and reads excerpts from his book "Practicing Sucks But It Doesn’t Have To," which offers ideas and tips for students, their families and instructors on how to stay positive when it comes to music lessons. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 1/21

   University of Florida associate history professor Jack E. Davis discusses his book "An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century." His book is the first major biography of the environmentalist, who lived 108 years and is known for her dedication to preserving the Florida Everglades. Mr. Davis will speak on Ms. Stoneman Douglas’s life following a wine-and-cheese reception. 6 p.m. The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, F.G. Walton Smith Commons, Key Biscayne. Details: http://www.library.miami.edu/about/friends/friends’library.html.

BARD MEETS BROADWAY

   Consider Shakespeare’s influence on American musical theater with author Irene G. Dash, who argues in "Shakespeare and the American Musical" that signs of the Bard can be seen in everything from plots to song forms. Musicals examined include "Kiss Me, Kate" ("Taming of the Shrew") and "West Side Story" ("Romeo and Juliet"). 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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