Literature

‘Pause Breathe Smile’ a nifty primer on mindfulness

San Francisco author and longtime Zen practitioner Gary Gach had a goal…

‘Tables’ tells tales of SF’s historic eateries

“I was always a big fan of Anthony Bourdain’s storytelling,” says Denise…

Vanessa Hua tells immigrants’ stories in debut novel

With two pregnant Chinese women on the run as her first novel’s…

‘Sophia of Silicon Valley’ a young woman’s inside take on high tech

Anna Yen’s debut novel “Sophia of Silicon Valley” tells the insider story…

‘Little Girls in Pretty Boxes’ sadly remains relevant

For every elite gymnast or figure skater profiled in sports journalist Joan…

‘Story of a Marriage’ complex, layered, satisfying

Many book lovers will have read San Francisco-based writer Andrew Sean Greer’s…

Samantha Paris reveals tricks of the voice acting trade

Veteran voice-over teacher Samantha Paris is planning an extraordinary promotional event for…

Renegade Mother blogger tells all in ‘I’m Just Happy to Be Here’

At 31, Janelle Hanchett found herself pregnant with her third child and…

Ronan Farrow talks about ‘War On Peace’

First, he called attention to trans discrimination in his coverage of the…

Anthony Ray Hinton tells story of 30 years on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton, 60, who was exonerated in 2015 after spending three…

Secret lives revealed in delectable ‘What She Ate’

Promotion for Laura Shapiro’s “What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women & The…

Lythcott-Haims’ ‘Real American’ an evocative memoir

Julie Lythcott-Haims, born in 1967 to a white woman and black man,…

SF (and former SF) humor writers win Erma Bombeck honors

As winners of the first “A Hotel Room of One’s Own” contest,…

‘Unique Eats’ tells stories behind SF dining spots

The main point that food and travel writer Kimberley Lovato makes about…

Charlie Varon serves up comfort food in ‘Storyborscht’

At the outset of his new storytelling session, with dining, Charlie Varon…

‘Ex Libris’ a mesmerizing tour of NY libraries

Since the 1960s, Frederick Wiseman has been taking his camera into the…

Terry Jastrow novel imagines Bush facing war crimes trial

Terry Jastrow, an Emmy Award winning producer (“ABC’s Wide World of Sports,”…

Zodiac Killer spurs thriller writer Meg Gardiner

For her 13th book, Edgar Award-winner Meg Gardiner decided to take on…

Holistic practitioner’s book touts animal human health connection

Marin-based wellness coach Carlyn Montes De Oca invites folks to take a…

SF poet erica lewis takes cue from Stevie Wonder songs

San Francisco poet erica lewis isn’t promoting her new collection “mary wants…