Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on February 2, 2012
"Outthink the Competition" presents stories of breakthrough companies like Apple, Google, Vistaprint and Rosetta Stone whose success stories inspire readers to outthink the competition. Written by Kaihan Krippendorff, blogger and former McKinsey consultant. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Healthy lifestyle and nutrition expert Beth Aldrich shares her passion for eating in "Real Moms Love to Eat." She offers readers secrets to help lose weight, look great and feel fabulous while still enjoying the foods they love. 1 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Memoir "Mad Lyfe of an NBA Wife" by Sherri Patterson describes her life as a teenage girl growing up in the heart of Miami, doing her best in pursuit of a life beyond Overtown. Upon meeting Doug, they venture through life’s hardships together until he joins the NBA and their economic situation dramatically improves. However, this improvement didn’t translate into Sherri’s personal happiness and she shares with readers how the money wasn’t all needed to lead a happy lifestyle. 5 p.m. Books & Books Miami Beach, 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Marc Tyler Nobleman’s "Boys of Steel" tells of misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who created a superhero the whole world would come to know. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe’s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Fair Food" is a guide to changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed and sold. Oran B. Hesterman shows how dysfunctions are unintended consequences of our emphasis on higher profits and maximization and also shows the steps necessary to restructure. Along the way, he introduces people and organizations across the country that already are doing this work in a number of creative ways. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
MASTER & MARGARITA
The New Book Club reads from "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov, which tells of a visit of the devil to the Soviet Union. 7:30 p.m. The Bookstore in the Grove, 3399 Virginia St., #620, Coconut Grove. Free. Details: (305) 443-2855 or www.thebookstoreinthegrove.com.
Arun Abey promises to revolutionize the investment world by combining economics and psychological thought in "How Much is Enough?" Complete with economic advice and stories from those who have found peace beyond their bank accounts, this book aims to give readers the confidence to pursue their own paths toward a secure and fulfilling future. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
The Andreas family is one of readers, considering their father is a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse and has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. In the "The Weird Sisters" by Eleanor Brown, these sisters return to their childhood home to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, as they don’t like each other very much. However, the sisters soon discover that everything they’ve been running from such as one another, their small hometown and themselves might offer more than they expected. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.