Cabaret artist Michael Feinstein pays tribute to George and Ira Gershwin and other composers in his new book, "Nice Work If You Can Get It: My Life in Rhythm and Rhyme" Thursday, Oct. 5. The singer-pianist also will perform March 30 at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium.
Grace Mirabella, former editor-in-chief of Vogue and founder of Mirabella magazine, will talk about her life in the fashion world from her book "In and Out of Vogue," on Oct. 18.
Michael Murphy, author of "The Future of the Body" and George Leonard who wrote "Mastery," collaborated on the self-help book "The Life We Are Given." They're in the Conversation limelight on Oct. 23.
On Nov. 1, Jonathan Kozol, will tell stories from "Amazing Grace, The Lives of Children in Impoverished America."
And on Nov. 6, Emmy Award-winning original head writer for "Late Night with David Letterman," Merrill Markoe, will provide comic insight from "How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me."
Robert MacNeil, co-host of "The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour" will talk about his new novel, "The Voyage," on Nov. 9.
National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones will focus on creativity in a Nov. 13 discussion.
Attorneys Caroline Kennedy (daughter of the late president) and Ellen Alderman, who co-wrote "The Right to Privacy," present their views on legal and constitutional rights Nov. 16.
Michael Tucker from television's "L.A. Law" will share memories of falling in love with wife Jill Eikenberry and other stories from "I Never Forget a Meal" on Jan. 22.
Conversations is sponsored by a Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books and the Marin Independent Journal. The series benefits the JCC Scholarship Fund and is supported by the Nathan Cummings Foundation.