BOOKBITES . . .
ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION SANTA BARBARA
CELEBRATE BOOKS FOR BREAKFAST
By Bonnie Carroll
Members of the Association for Women in Communication Santa Barbara have enjoyed bringing some new authors to light at their Books for Breakfast meeting at Caje Coffee – Arlington location, 1316 State Street, a new and exciting outdoor coffee destination offering delicious designer coffee drinks.
August Books for Breakfast featured “Ladies Get Paid” that included a lively discussion on excellent strategies to assist in getting the rewards and recognition you deserve, and as you can imagine the conversation was scintillating. The AWC-SB board of directors have done a marvelous job selecting books for these early morning gatherings and members are looking forward to similar gatherings in 2022. Lisa Osborn, President of the AWC-SB chapter and Carolyn Jabs, Past President have successfully led the charge for these great coffee discussions.
Association for Women in Communication Santa Barbara Chapter is a national organization that champions the advancement of people across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and promoting its members at the forefront of community communications. For membership information contact Carolyn Jabs at www.awcsb.org.
GREAT READS FOR FALL . . .
"Ladies Who Lunch" a satirical taste of L.A.
by Josef Woodard
Enjoy Love, Lust and Lunch in La-la Land in the 1990s The adventures of a newly divorced woman navigating a maze of romantic, sexual and musical encounters with celebrities and socialites while experiencing some personal and natural disasters.
It's fast, salty and wild, and reads like a screen play in that Woodard presents such amazing visuals with his brilliant words you actually see the characters and their famous surroundings. It's fun and delicious!
Josef Woodard is a veteran cultural critic, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times for 35 years, has contributed to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, DownBeat and many music magazines and has so far published two books, on jazz legends Charles Lloyd and Charlie Haden, respectively. He is also a musician, a guitarist, songwriter and head of the Household Ink Records lable. This is Josef Woodard's first novel. www.ladieswholunch.me.
Publisher's Good Read . . .
FOUR SEASONS AT ANGELINO'S
BY Caroline McBride
This is a fast and fun read, especially for people who have lived and worked in the Hollywood arena and frequented the 'to be seen in' hot spots in and around that area. Caroline's characters jump out and charm or repulse you and scene's she creates are some I've actually encountered myself over the years. Quick and fun read. Great book for travel reading or on the beach.
Bobby Joy Dawson is a vivacious woman, mother, wife and neighbor from Beverly Hills who released her first book last year and who I gave best of to for 2020. The book is a fun journal of her life as a chic shop owner in Beverly Hills who specialized in eye brows and worked with ordinary women like me as well as major celebrities like Dolly Parton and special women who ran charities devoted to helping kids in distress like Suzanne Geimer founder of Speacial Angel, Inc.
I have always enjoyed Bobby and her husband and appreciate her passion for the best in life, her sense for being a good American and her contageous sense of humor. So glad to know her and so happy to be able to spread the word about her adorable and fun loving history on the world of eye brows.
COOKING BOOK BITES FOR FALL
Alice Louise Waters is an American chef, restaurateur, activist, and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California, restaurant famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine, which she opened in 1971. She has authored many books, this one being "We Are What We Eat" the most recent. She has been honored by the greats for her knowledge and devotion to being healthy through good eating. She is renowned for her activitism and still is. (See update on Chef Waters Chez Panisse in September Culinary Coup section).
BOOK STORES TO REMEMBER . . .
When you travel up Hwy 1 in California do stop in Carmel-by-the-Sea to take a peak in one of my favorite book shops "The Pilgrims Way" a place to find a wonderful variety of books to enjoy during your vacation, located to Secret Garden. For information visit: www.ThePilgrimsWayBooks.com. Visit: www.carmelbythesea.com.