Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on June 20, 2013
In "The Unwinding," George Packer tells the story of the US over the past three decades. He journeys through the lives of several Americans, including Dean Price, a son of tobacco farmers who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker trying to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a Washington insider; and Peter Thiel, a billionaire who questions the Internet’s significance and arrives at a radical vision of the future. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
ON THE GRILL
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has more tasty recipes to share with fans with her cookbook "Fabulicious on the Grill," featuring her signature, easy Italian cooking with 70 grilling recipes. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Luis Echarte’s "Starting Over: A Way of Life" is a testimony that attests to never giving up, and leaving our comfort zone in order to succeed. As a Cuban immigrant who was forced to leave his country during Fidel Castro’s uprising, he worked in the family construction business in Miami. He then joined Bacardi, for which he created a worldwide growth strategy. After living in London and traveling to China, Nepal and Tibet for spiritual renewal, he came to work with Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas, CEO of Grupo Salinas. When Luis was diagnosed with cancer, he began writing this book, in which he aims to share professional and personal life lessons. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Author Neil Gaiman attends a reading and book signing for his first adult novel in eight years, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane." The novel aims to capture the essence of childhood fear and uncertainty through memory and reality. Vouchers required for this event may be purchased at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Miami Beach or Bal Harbour Shops. Voucher entitles the holder to one copy of the novel and serves as entry for one person to Neil Gaiman’s talk and book signing at Temple Judea. 2 p.m. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. $25.99 price of book. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
In Dr. Carl Hart’s "High Price," the neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his work in drug addiction. As a youth, he didn’t realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. He examines the relationship among drugs, pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.