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Meet Alex Sheshunoff

Author of

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything

9 Steps to Giving Up Everything So You Too Can: Move to a Pacific Island, Wear a Loincloth, Read a Hundred Books, Build a Bungalow, Diaper a Baby Mony, and Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love.


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205 Anacapa Steet
Santa Barbara

March 2, 6 – 8 PM



Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

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Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, Tribe explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today’s divided world.


The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukhejee

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From James Gleick, writing in the New York Times Book Review:

Mukherjee’s analysis of these episodes is clarifying and, in my view, definitive. He notes the narrow and shifting definitions of “intelligence” and its measure by flawed and culturally bound tests. To understand the debate properly, though, we need to recognize how artificial our racial categories are to begin with. The explosion of knowledge that has come from the Human Genome Project and its successors allows statistical measures of genetic diversity in groups we classify as “races.” Between the races, diversity is slight; within them, diversity is enormous. (more…)


Ray Strong: American Artist

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Ray Strong: American Artist is the first comprehensive survey of the California artist’s work. It is published by The Ray Strong Project, a collaborative effort between the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and our neighbors, Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery. In addition to publishing the book, The Ray Strong Project plans to create an online catalogue raisonné of Strong’s work.