Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on March 3, 2011
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Author Christina Balinotti shares her controversial theory on obtaining the fountain of youth as discussed in her book "Feminidad Holistica." Event in Spanish. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Rachel Weiss, a professor of arts administration and policy at the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses the art phenomenon described in her book "To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art." Spawning from a 1981 exhibit in a Havana gallery representing a major change in past form and content, the new Cuban art is viewed as a reaction to the sovietization of Cuban culture, as well as the proliferation of a new generation of artists formed by the Revolution and its idealism. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Spoon Fed" is a memoir of how one woman found wisdom in how to live her life, sharing lessons for a generation of female cooks including Marion Cunningham, Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl and Rachael Ray. Author Kim Severson, who has been a food writer for The New York Times since 2004 and is the recipient of four James Beard awards, shares her story. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Former news anchor Charles Perez shares the injustices and personal costs he faced being openly gay in the American television industry, the subject of his book "Confessions of a Gay Anchorman." 7 p.m. Design Within Reach, 927 Lincoln Road, suite 101, Miami Beach. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
"HOW WE AGE"
Dr. Marc Agronin, a psychiatrist at the Miami Jewish Home & Hospital, discusses his book "How We Age." 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Can you imagine yourself stuck in a traffic jam at total peace? If not, you haven’t achieved "emotional freedom," Dr. Judith Orloff says in her book by the same name. The bestselling author discusses her road map to positive thoughts. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Author James Gleick discusses his book "The Information," a historical tale of how information has come to define the modern era and what could lie ahead. Includes portraits of key figures in the evolution of modern information, including mechanical-computer inventor Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, the first programmer; and Claude Shannon, who created information theory. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.