Book Talk


Football star Steve Young to sign copies of book ...

San Francisco 49er legend Steve Young will be at Kepler's Books on Oct. 15 to sign copies of his new book, "QB: My Life Behind the Spiral."

Young, a three-time Super Bowl -- winning quarterback, began his career at Brigham Young University, then played professionally for more than 15 years, most of that time with the 49ers. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

In his memoir, the Palo Alto resident gives readers an unprecedented look at what it takes to become one of the most celebrated professional quarterbacks of all time, and he writes honestly and openly about playing in a league of giants, the pressures of living up to one of Americas most incredible sports fandoms, and his constant quest to compete.

Young will begin signing books at 2 p.m. at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Tickets are required. Cost is $35 per ticket, which includes one copy of the book and admission for two. For more information, go to keplersbooks.com.

Stanford duo uses world-peace strategies in marriage ...

Martin E. Hellman, the Stanford professor who co-invented public key cryptography -- the technology that, among other uses, enables secure Internet transactions -- and has spent three decades studying how to diffuse nuclear threat, is now using his research to help build better marriages.

Hellman and his wife, Dorothie, recently released "A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home & Peace on the Planet."

The book shows how the changes needed to build a strong intimate relationship are the same ones needed to build a more peaceful, sustainable world.

"A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home & Peace on the Planet," is available at amazon.com. Paperback is $14.99, and Kindle is $9.99.

Musician Ziggy Marley's family recipes ...

Ziggy Marley is coming to Menlo Park but not to play music. The Grammy-award winning musician is taking a night off from his North American concert tour to talk about the release of his first cookbook, "Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made With Whole, Organic Ingredients From the Family Kitchen" at Kepler's Books on Oct. 19.

The book is inspired by the meals he grew up eating in his family's Jamaican home.

As the oldest son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy was raised with both traditional Jamaican food and the more natural and healthy "ital" food of the family's Rastafari culture.

Marley's book release will be held at 5 p.m. at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Tickets are $10 for students; $20 for general seating; and $40 for premier seating, which includes a hardcover book and a guaranteed spot in the signing line. For more information, go to keplersbooks.com.

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