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Jeanette Walls On Writing About A Difficult Childhood

Feb. 26
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Writer Jeanette Walls is a gossip columnist turned memoirist turned novelist. Her latest work is a novel about two girls trapped in a dysfunctional childhood called "The Silver Star."

Civil Rights, College Football And The Season That Changed It All

Feb. 20
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One of the most significant changes in football is now the subject of a book, "Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights" by New York Times columnist and Columbia Professor Samuel G. Freedman.

Review: 'The Monuments Men'

Feb. 7
By Beth Accomando
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If you like George Clooney and friends in the “Ocean's” films then you will enjoy “The Monuments Men” (opened February 7 throughout San Diego). But if you liked the documentary “The Rape of Europa,” then this Hollywood fluff will leave you annoyed.

What's Happening Around San Diego In February?

Feb. 6
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From a retro soul music show to a poetry reading and an unusual film screening, here's a preview to some of this month's top events happening around San Diego.

Pauline Frommer Discusses Return Of Renowned Travel Guides

Feb. 5
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Pauline Frommer, daughter of the founder of Frommer's travel guides, is in San Diego discussing the relaunch of the book series and offers travel advice for 2014.

Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker At The Margins

Jan. 30
Miguel Rodriguez, Guest Blogger
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Last week author Noah Isenberg and Arianne Ulmer Cipes came to D.G. Wills Books in La Jolla to talk about iconoclastic director Edgar G. Ulmer. Guest blogger Miguel Rodriguez took the opportunity to interview them about an underappreciated filmmaker.

Japan Tsunami Debris Washed Ashore Inspires Ruth Ozeki's Latest Novel

Jan. 22
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A piece of tsunami debris is the catalyst of Ruth Ozeki's novel, "A Tale For The Time Being."

San Diego Native Ted Williams' Biography Explores Baseball Great's Life

Jan. 14
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San Diego native Ted Williams remains the greatest hitter in baseball. A new biography explores his triumphs and troubled personality.

Biographer Reconsiders Ulysses Grant's Legacy

Dec. 10
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In 'The Man Who Saved the Union,' author H.W. Brands shows former U.S. President Ulysses Grant was a troubled man who became a great leader during a very difficult time in U.S. history.

Chef Alice Waters Discusses The Future Of The Slow Food Movement

Dec. 4
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While in San Diego for a book signing, chef Alice Waters discusses the "slow" food movement.

Amy Tan's Journey To 'The Valley Of Amazement'

Dec. 3
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Bestselling author Amy Tan explores the world of Chinese courtesans, the relationships between mothers and daughters and themes of abandonment and identity in her new novel, "The Valley of Amazement."

StoryCorps: Ten Years Of Getting Choked Up Listening To Public Radio

Nov. 26
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Over the last 10 years more than 100,000 people have participated in StoryCorps, making it the largest single collection of human voices.

How A Quadriplegic Man Of San Diego And Sweden Views The World

Nov. 18
By Nathan John
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David Thulin, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United States, flies across the world to capture architectural beauty as he sees it -- from a wheelchair. This is his story.

'Why We Left' Explores Reasons Behind Early English Immigration

Nov. 18
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SDSU professor and author Joanna Brooks says some of what you thought you knew about America's first European immigrants — is not necessarily so.

Jared Diamond Compares Traditional Societies To WEIRD Nations

Nov. 7
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Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs and Steel" talks about his new book about what we can learn from traditional societies.