April 5th Authors Salon event is cancelled. Your well-being is the top priority for Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.’s 29th annual Authors Salon, a major fundraising event set for Sunday, April 5th, 2020 has been cancelled as a safety measure due to the Coronavirus.

Thank you for all of your community support for this annual event. We will individually reach out to those who have already purchased tickets.

We support local seniors who are particularly vulnerable to this virus and welcome your ongoing donations at this time to continue to fulfill our mission through our three core programs: Meals on Wheels for shut-ins, Rosener House Adult day center for those with Alzheimer’s and Little House, our senior engagement center.

Here is our superb slate of authors who kindly prepared to donate their time and treasure to support this annual event. To support our local community partners and authors we encourage you to read their bios below and to use the links provided to purchase books online from Books, Inc., Palo Alto, who serves as our bookseller for the annual Authors Salon event.

Thank you. We will all get through this together as a community.

Louise Aronson

Louise Aronson is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Author of The New York Times bestseller, Elderhood, she is a regular contributor to The New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine among other publications… Elderhood has been described as a monumental book about growing old in America…that will challenge your assumptions and open your mind about aging.”

Available for purchase at Palo Alto Books Inc.


Lynn Clark Dorr

Lynn Clark Dorr’s versatile career as an on-air broadcaster, public relations executive, and feature writer – led to her first best-selling book. How to Enjoy Life Between 12 and 20, aimed at helping young women with image issues. A painstakingly accurate researcher with a passion to study the lives and careers of successful American business women, Lynn’s most recent book, Sunday Cosmopolitans, Intimate Friends & Brilliant Minds from Bygone New York (2018), is a captivating story about what life was like in the mid-nineteenth century and friendships as motivators for the Women’s Movement.

Available for purchase at Palo Alto Books Inc.


lan Morris

lan Morris is an archaeologist and historian on the faculty of Stanford University as well as a Senior Fellow of the IDEAS think tank of the London School of Economics. He is one of a small handful of recognized academics who are big-picture thinkers across disciplines, Among his 14 published books-including Why the West Rules – For Now (2010). The Measure of Civilization (2013), and War! What is it Good For? (2014) – there is a thought-provoking focus on the use of technological data to reexamine our interpretation of history.

Available for purchase at Palo Alto Books Inc.


Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki is an educator. journalist, and mother of three remarkably successful daughters. She has taught English and journalism at Palo Alto High School since 1984, and founded their Media Arts Program – one of the largest and most successful in the country. She was selected as California Teacher of the Year in 2002. In her first book How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results (2019). Esther distilled a lifetime of teaching and child-raising into a work that shows us how to be your best so our children can be their best.”

Available for purchase at Palo Alto Books Inc. 


Gary Pomerantz

Gary Pomerantz, historian, journalist and Stanford University lecturer, is the author of six critically acclaimed nonfiction books on topics ranging from history to sports to civil rights that are brilliant explorations of American culture and the human condition. His most recent book, The Last Pass, is the story of Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, and the Boston Celtics, and has been described as “. a story about America, about friendship.about grace. Beautifully written, prodigiously reported, and touched throughout with powerful emotion… a marvel of nonfiction writing

Available for purchase at Palo Alto Books Inc.

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