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A look at next Maryville Talks Books authors and new lunch with Daniel Pink

on February 8, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Maryville University’s signature author series includes exciting books and authors this spring, and the series had just added tickets for a new on-campus lunch with author Daniel H. Pink.

Author Daniel H. Pink – To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others

Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.

Maryville University Auditorium

To Sell is Human - CoverWhether it’s employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs seeking investors, or parents encouraging children to study, people spend their days trying to move others. To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. The result is a perceptive and practical book that offers fresh perspective and ultimately may transform what readers do at work, at school and at home. Daniel H. Pink,  who served as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore from 1995 to 1997, is known for his books on the modern work environment. This event is free and open to the public, but a separate, special luncheon opportunity with Pink is available on March 7.

Maryville Talks Books Luncheon with Daniel H. Pink

Thursday, March 7

Please join us for a luncheon and lecture with best-selling author Daniel H. Pink. Pink will speak about how to move others while looking at the art and science of selling – something we all do.
Ticket packages are available for the luncheon. Lunch tickets including a copy of his latest book To Sell is Human can be purchased for $45 with an additional handling fee. Lunch tickets can also be purchased without a copy of the book for $20 each with an additional handling fee. Additional books will be available from Left Bank Books at the event.
Luncheon parking will be provided in lots 4 & 5. Click on the register button for a complete list of menu and pricing options:

Elizabeth Strout – The Burgess Boys

Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Maryville University Library

Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with astonishing force” according to The New Yorker her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge.  Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys follows brothers Jim and Bob Burgess, who escaped from their Maine hometown as soon as they possibly could after their father’s death… until Susan–the Burgess sibling who stayed behind–urgently calls them home to help with her troubled teenage son.

Michael Pollan – Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m.

This is a ticketed event  Ticket admits one person and includes one copy of Cooked. $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fees).

Chaminade College Preparatory School, Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, 425 S. Lindbergh

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the enduring power of the four classical elements _fire, water, air, and earth _to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake with bread and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook stands squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook. Ticket packages are available at

Pollan is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual; In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto; The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World. The Omnivore’s Dilemma was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by both The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Contact Information for the events:

Chris Hollenbeck, Special Events Coordinator, 314-529-6854 (office), Maryville Talks Books is a collaboration between Maryville University, Left Bank Books, HEC-TV and St. Louis Public Radio.

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