Mary Roach, Author of Gulp -- Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
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As the host of his own eponymous news talk shows on PBS and Public Radio International, Tavis Smiley's face and authoritative voice are well-known. He's also the author of the new book Death of a King, which chronicles the trials and tribulations Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced during the year before his April 1968 assassination. Smiley joins retired Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge LaDoris H. Cordell for a discussion about Dr. King's final days. They'll highlight his leadership and perseverance in the face of assaults on his character and ideology. After their conversation, Smiley will be available for book-signing. Learn More
Per my companion, the white wine was "fair" there was no foodDeborah Tannen (Author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation) info • Mar 15 2013 star this tip starred
BART or after 6 p.m. parkingDeborah Tannen (Author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation) info • Mar 15 2013 star this tip starred
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Delightfully intelligent and funny person to listen to, read, and converse with. The only negative (and this was in no way Ms. Roach's fault) was that the "interviewer" -- I've mercifully erased his name from my memory -- felt compelled to waste precious time with an assortment of dumb comments and attempts to interject his own interests and pursuits into the discussion. I heard more than one audience member comment later that he should have just kept his mouth shut and allowed Ms. Roach to talk! On several occasions he actually interrupted her mid-sentence!
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