Stephen Hinshaw Author Event

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Stephen Hinshaw

Author of Another Kind of Madness

Thursday, September 21st at 7pm

Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco, joins us for a book reading in celebration of his profound book, Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness.

Families are riddled with untold secrets. But Stephen Hinshaw never imagined what a profound secret was kept under lock and key for 18 years within his family--that his father's mysterious absences, for months at a time, resulted from serious mental illness and involuntary, brutal hospitalizations. From the moment his father revealed the truth, during Hinshaw's first spring break from college, he knew his life would change forever.

Hinshaw calls this revelation his "psychological birth." After years of experiencing the ups and downs of his father's illness without knowing it existed, Hinshaw began to piece together the silent, often terrifying history of his father's life--in great contrast to his father's presence and love during periods of wellness. This exploration led to larger discoveries about the family saga, to Hinshaw's correctly diagnosing his father with bipolar disorder, and to his full-fledged career as a clinical and developmental psychologist and professor.

In Another Kind of Madness, Hinshaw explores the burden of living in a family "loaded" with mental illness and debunks the stigma behind it. He explains that in today's society, mental health problems still receive utter castigation--too often resulting in the loss of fundamental rights, including the inability to vote or run for office or automatic relinquishment of child custody. Through a poignant and moving family narrative, interlaced with shocking facts about how America and the world still view mental health conditions well into in the 21st century, Another Kind of Madness is a passionate call to arms regarding the importance of destigmatizing mental illness.

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ISBN: 9781250113368
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - June 20th, 2017

ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190223793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 3rd, 2015

Rates of diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are skyrocketing, throughout America and the rest of the world. U.S. rates of youth diagnosis have increased 40% from just a decade ago. Adults with ADHD are now the fastest-growing segment of the population receiving diagnosis and medication.

South Manhattan Block Party


Discover the 904 Manhattan Ave. Community  

{pages} will be featuring Nina Freudenberger, author of Surf Shack

Other vendors in the 904 block:

MB Surplus

India Hicks

Beauty Counter

Teresa Fatino Design

Molly Hobin

5pm - 8pm

Stroll through and meet the amazing businesses in the 904 block!   Light Refreshments will be served.

About Nina Freudenberger and Surf Shack:

 "Cabin porn goes coastal in Nina Freudenberger's Surf Shack" Vanity Fair], and here are bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves.

Peek inside the homes of longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers that reflect not just a sport or passion, but also a way of life. Blake and Heather Mycoskie of TOMS, hotelier Sean MacPherson, Gypsetauthor Julia Chaplin, and others have set up their spaces to embrace a casual ease and be the break between the waves.

With vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches--from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australia--this book captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.

"A colorful tour of some of the most unique surfer abodes around the world, from Melbourne to New York City." --Architectural Digest

Nina graduated in 2003 with a BFA and Bachelor’s of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design. After working within the interior design community for 6 years, Nina decided to venture out on her own and founded Haus Interior, the interior design firm in 2007. In 2009 Nina opened up the flagship retail shop of Haus Interior on Elizabeth Street, Nolita, New York City. In December of 2011 the second Haus Interior retail shop opened in Los Angeles. With both the interior design firm and both shops thriving, Haus is looking forward to expanding their services, shop locations and product lines in the future.

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ISBN: 9780451496058
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - April 11th, 2017

"Cabin porn goes coastal in Nina Freudenberger's Surf Shack" Vanity Fair], and here are bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves.

Seth Fishman Author Event

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Children's Author Seth Fishman

Author of A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars

Thursday, September 21st at the Manhattan Beach Library

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By Seth Fishman, Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062455789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 3rd, 2017

"This picture book is one in a gazillion."--Jane O'Connor, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Fancy Nancy series