Category Archives: Book

March 22

Yawd = Comfort food that sticks to your ribs!  Modern Afro-Caribbean Recipes By Adrian Forte ON SALE DATE: JUNE 07, 2022

Yawd = comfort food that sticks to your ribs! Dive into this bold,  flavor-filled cookbook packed with  fresh Afro-Caribbean recipes to bring some island vibes to your home. In his first cookbook, Top Chef Canada star Adrian Forte shares more than 100 inspiring and delicious recipes to get you fired up in the kitchen. Try new […]

March 15

Author & Music Historian Tom Locke Chronicles the Songs and Artists Who Gave Us Some of the Most Memorable “Moments In Time” in New Book — Available Now!

“Tom Locke is a true Rock & Roll historian who really knows the detailed history of the evolution of this great music. He has written a book that is worth its weight in Solid Gold.” – Mr. Music, Norm N. Nite, legendary Deejay & Author We all have a list of artists and songs that […]

March 03

Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood

ABOUT BURNING QUESTIONS In this brilliant selection of essays, the award-winning, best-selling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily prescient take on everything from debt and tech to the climate crisis and freedom and the importance of how to define granola—and seeks answers to Burning Questions such as… • Why do people […]

February 05

MURDERS by Paul Palango, Available-April 5, 2022

22 Murders Investigating the Massacres, Cover-up and Obstacles to Justice in Nova Scotia Paul Palango A shocking exposé of the deadliest killing spree in Canadian history, and how police tragically failed its victims and survivors.As news broke of a killer rampaging across the tiny community of Portapique, Nova Scotia, late on April 18, 2020, details […]

January 21

Lessons by Ian McEwan Coming this Fall

Lessons by Ian McEwanComing this Fall Both epic and intimate, the story of one man’s life across generations and historical upheavals: a deeply affecting novel about love, loss, ambition, and resolution from the best-selling author of Atonement. When the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has closed, eleven-year-old […]

January 20

Open Mind program with Nina Kraus, PhD, author of the groundbreaking new book, OF SOUND MIND: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World. 

Monday, February 7–5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event. Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for a fascinating Open Mind program with Nina Kraus, PhD, author of the groundbreaking new book, OF SOUND MIND: How […]

January 20

BEST YOUNG WOMAN JOB BOOK by Emma Healey

A witty, soulful memoir about trying to make a living under the burden of unwelcome truths. Emma Healey just wants to be a writer. As a teenager, she is introduced by her actor/playwright mother to the role of “standardized patient,” performing illness as a living training dummy for medical students. In university, she joins a […]

January 13

SCOUNDREL by Sarah Weinman, available February 22, 2022

Scoundrel How a convicted murderer persuaded the women who loved him, the conservative establishment and the courts to set him free    Sarah Weinman A true-crime masterpiece, this is a story of wrongful exoneration about killer Edgar Smith and the prominent crusaders who fell prey to his charm. Having spent almost half his lifetime in California’s […]

January 05

Award-Winning Canadian Music Therapist, Author & Speaker Jennifer Buchanan Shares ‘The Power of a Playlist’ for Health & Well-Being in New Book 

Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist is Available Now ! Can music and a mindfully-made playlist soothe and improve health and well-being? Multi-award winning Canadian music therapist Jennifer Buchanan knows it to be so, and shares both how (and why) in her new book, Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist — available now! “Just […]

December 26

The Friends Open Mind Program,”Good Anxiety “

Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Dr. Wendy Suzuki, world-renowned neuroscientist and author of the best-selling book, Healthy Brain, Happy Life, that explains how to harness the power of anxiety into unexpected gifts. In this, her highly […]

November 09

 The Empathy Diaries – Thurs. Nov. 18th,2021

“To Fix our Crisis of intimacy and privacy, of empathy and human connection, we don’t need more technology.  We need one another”, Sherry Turkle, Ph.D, author of The Empathy Diaries.Please join The Friends of the Semel for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program on empathy […]