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Malibu Event: Meet Gidget

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

In Malibu:

 

 

Meet Gidget at Bank of Books Malibu

Bank of Books Malibu will welcome Malibu legend Kathy Kohner Zuckerman – AKA Gidget - to the store on Saturday, July 26 from 10:30 AM until 3:30 PM. Gidget  will join us at Bank of Books on the last Saturday of every month to share her memories of old Malibu and its surf culture with our customers.
 
Back in the 1950s, Kathy Kohner’s dad listened to his fifteen-year-old daughter talk endlessly about her favorite new sport – called “surfing” – and about the handsome boys on the beach in Malibu who rode the waves and called his daughter “Gidget”, (short for “girl midget”.) Author Frederick Kohner spun those stories into a cultural phenomenon in his bestselling novel Gidget, which spawned several movies and a hit TV show and, not incidentally, put the sleepy little town of Malibu on the map. As an adult, Kathy Kohner Zuckerman – who still answers to “Gidget” – remains as irrepressible as ever, with a unique perspective on her father’s classic novel and on the history and culture of surfing in Malibu.

 

Location: 
29169 Heathercliff Rd
#109
Malibu, CA 90265

Malibu Book Signing: Peter Maguire "Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade"

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

In Malibu:

 

Book Signing

with 

 Peter Maguire

 

 

 Peter Maguire will discuss and sign his book Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade.

 

 

They called themselves “scammers”, the laid-back surfers of Southern California who were the unlikely pioneers of the trade in high–grade marijuana from Thailand. Initially, the scammers’ only goal was to finance their dream of an endless summer, but as they moved from importing a few kilos of Thai Stick in hollowed-out surfboards to smuggling hundreds of tons of the drug across the unforgiving Pacific, their dreams turned dark and deadly.
 
In Thai Stick, Peter Maguire tells the story of this multi-million-dollar industry from the scammers’ point of view. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with both the pioneers of the drug trade and the DEA agents who pursued them, historian Maguire documents the complex and dangerous smuggling operations which introduced Americans to high-grade marijuana from Thailand and Vietnam. As the stakes grew higher for these amateur smugglers, the dangers became greater: most of the scammers lost their new-found fortunes, and some lost their lives. All of the scammers Maguire interviewed were eventually caught by the DEA, with some spending decades in jail for their crimes, but in the end, most of them remained unrepentant. And one DEA agent Maguire interviewed maintains a grudging admiration for those he pursued; the author quotes retired agent Jim Conklin as saying that anyone who could put together a successful Thai marijuana scam had the potential “to organize any major corporation in this country.”
 
Author Peter Maguire is not only a passionate surfer (and a former lifeguard at the Malibu Colony), but a respected historian and former war-crimes investigator who has taught at Columbia University and Bard College. His previous books include Law and War and Facing Death in Cambodia.

 

 

 

 

Location: 
29169 Heathercliff Rd.
#109
Malibu, CA 90265

Malibu Poetry Night

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In Malibu:

 

 POETRY NIGHT

 

 Join us for our monthly Poetry Night at Bank

of Books Malibu. Come to read your poetry,

or just to listen to talented local writers reading

their latest work.

This month’s theme is the Dog Days of Summer!

To sign up to read, call the store at (310) 457-5699.

Location: 
29169 Heathercliff Rd.
#109
Malibu, CA 90265

Malibu Storytime for Kids

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am

In Malibu:

 

 Storytime
 

Join us Saturday morning at 10:30am for our preschool and early elementary Storytime, with special guest reader and children's author, Jennifer Hartinger. She will be reading her book "A Girl Named Sam".

 

Location: 
29169 Heathercliff Rd.
#109
Malibu, CA 90265
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