Sunday, February 27, 2011
The interview is here. The Tiger's Wife will be published March 8. Obreht will read from the book at M&Q on March 14.--David E
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sex and the Spiritual Teacher: Why It Happens, When It’s a Problem, and What We All Can Do looks at the complex of forces that tempt otherwise insightful, compassionate, and well-intentioned teachers to lose their way--and that tempt some of their students to lose their way as well. It analyzes why most of our current efforts to keep spiritual teachers from transgressing usually don’t (and in fact can’t) work--and, perhaps most importantly, it suggests a set of practices and structures that can build community, encourage healthy student-teacher relationships, increase trust and spiritual intimacy between teachers and their students, and help authentic spiritual teachers stay happily monogamous or celibate. Sex and the Spiritual Teacher is for anyone who is or might become part of a spiritual community: students, teachers, clergy, lay leaders, and even casual visitors. It’s a reader-friendly, no-nonsense guide to making spiritual life safer and fuller for all of us--one person, relationship, and community at a time.
“Profound and compassionate. Anyone who has a spiritual teacher--or hopes to have one some day--should read this book.”-–Natalie Goldberg, bestselling author of Writing Down the Bones
Scott Edelstein has studied happily and productively with several spiritual teachers, including Toni Packer, Dainin Katagiri, Tim McCarthy, and (currently) Steve Hagen. As the friend of several spiritual teachers, he has also spent much time with them “off duty,” sometimes serving as confidant. He is a longtime practitioner of both Buddhism and Judaism, and a committed proponent of serious spirituality in all forms and traditions. Scott’s short work on spiritual topics has appeared in Shambhala Sun, American Jewish World, The Writer, the anthology What About God?, and elsewhere. He is also the author of 15 other books on a wide range of subjects. Learn more at www.sexandthespiritualteacher.com.
Details on this and all our events are here.--David E
Monday, February 21, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The full list is here (.pdf). Or see them on a map.--David E
Friday, February 11, 2011
We love all our books equally here at M&Q. But as with our children, we can't help but have a few favorites. So to bring a little extra attention to some of the gems you might otherwise overlook, we've instituted a "Staff Picks" shelf.
At last, you can vicariously live the life of a bookstore employee. All the thrills, none of the paper cuts.--David E
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Many thanks to Slate.com's Brow Beat blog for the catch and for the links.--David E
As cofounders of Heartland Inc., Craig and Patricia Neal have led over 170 of their acclaimed Thought Leader Gatherings with leaders from over 800 diverse organizations. Their new book shares for the first time the unique and powerful Art of Convening model, developed in these gatherings and refined over six years of intensive trainings, which brings authentic engagement and meaning to any group that comes together for any purpose.
Convening goes beyond facilitating. Convening creates an environment in which all voices are heard, profound exchanges take place, and transformative action results.
Convening works in any setting and can be adapted to virtually any group process. With this book you have all the tools you need to develop this essential life and leadership skill, one that will lead to improved outcomes in your organization, community, family, and relationships.
Craig Neal is a passionate change leader, publishing executive, organizational executive, and guide. From the 70s to the 90s Craig held executive positions with Garden Way, Inc, Rodale Publishing, and as Associate Publisher launched Harrowsmith and Eating Well magazines. He’s the founder and former publisher of the Utne Reader.
Details are here.--David E
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Read all thirty quotes here, and start practicing for the 14th.--David E
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
You can see all the pictures here.--David E
On February 17 a group of John Berryman enthusiasts will gather to celebrate the poet's writings and teaching with readings of his poems and remembrances by students and others who knew him. Come to the Red Room at the Loring Pasta Bar Cafe (327 14th Ave SE) at 7:00pm, to celebrate Berryman's life as a poet and an inspiring teacher. Ben Kreilkamp will read a selection of poems from Berryman's book Dream Songs. There will also be recollections from Kate Donahue, Michael Dennis Browne, Richard Kelly, Michael Mann, Judith Koll Healey, and others.
Admission is free. Details are at www.bookhouseindinkytown.com.--David E
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sample fine wines, specialty beers, and gourmet cuisine in the warmth and comfort of Target Field. With more than 200 companies showcasing wine, beer, and food samples from the Midwest and across the country, you're sure to find a variety of tastes to delight your palette.
You can also meet authors at Magers & Quinn's booth. Stop by, say hello, and meet
- James Norton, author of Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Bahn Mi
- Janice Cole, author of Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading With 125 Recipes
- Shelly NC Holl, author of The Minnesota Table
- Robin Asbell, author of New Vegetarian and The New Whole Grains Cookbook, and
- Ana Micka, author of The Fresh Girl's Guide to Easy Canning and Preserving
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Details are here.--David E