The UC Press Foundation held a lovely reception at the home of Bill & Michelle Lerach in La Jolla last night which featured six distinguished authors. The event was a thing of beauty. Each book was showcased in a different room with a thoughtfully crafted vignette created by event architect and caterer, Andrew Spurgin. Paired with each vignette was a palate pleasing sampler from a participating chef. Cocktails were jovially mixed by Snake Oil Cocktail Company (delightful) and wine flowed lovingly overlooking a Pacific sunset from Baja Wines.
What more does one need from an event but a good venue, great conversation, food for the soul and sustenance of the mind? Check, check, check and check, I say! Bravo.
FEATURED AUTHORS & BOOKS
Evan Goldstein • Wines of South America: The Essential Guide
Yen Le Espiritu • Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugee
Michael Dorff • Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed
Mark LeVine and Gershon Shafir • Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel
Suzanna Reiss • We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of U.S. Empire
Joseph Hankins • Working Skin: Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan
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