BRIAN LEVANT AT LAKE FOREST BOOK STORE

Join us at Lake Forest Book Store as noted Director/Writer/Producer presents his extraordinary collection of animated feature and comic toys assembled in his new book.

MY LIFE AND TOYS - TWO RIVERS
G. Editions, LLC.  $85:00  Released September 13, 2022
 
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022  6:00pm-7:00pm
at Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
 
Books available for purchase and signing.
 
Space is limited, so RSVP at 847-234-4420
 
Refreshments will be served.
 

Original book of photographs and text by the noted director/writer/producer Brian Levant, presenting his extraordinary collection of animated feature and comic toys, including hundreds of iconic characters represented in figures, banks, games, lunchboxes, puppets, comics, windups, vehicles and items at the bottom of cereal boxes. This comprehensive and one-of-a-kind collection and book/work, itself, is presented in varied chapters. There are chapters here that include the author's Flintstones collection; others created while he produced features with Steven Spielberg; or those acquired while producing classic TV shows, like Mork & Mindy. And this is just a small sampling of what is in this exhaustive book, where the sum total has been acquired over the past 50 years. This is a book distinctive in its content; in both words and the hundreds of original photographs created exclusively for it. The author's acclaim and success as a producer of popular culture film and television features allows presentation here of a distinctly individual and personal yet universally interesting book for collectors and the general public alike, which has no comparison and could not be replicated even in a minor form, by anyone else other than this author.

 

Brian Levant is a nationally recognized toy and pop culture collector now in his fifth decade in the entertainment industry. Director, writer, and producer, Levant has been at the creative helm of some of the biggest franchises in family entertainment. Among Levant's more than 400 television credits include being the showrunner of "Happy Days", "Mork & Mindy" and "The Bad News Bears" series. After winning the 1989 Cable Ace Award as Best Director in a Comedy Series, for his long running "Leave it to Beaver" revival, Levant turned his attention to writing and directing feature films. Among Levant's feature directing credits are the original "Beethoven," the two Steven Spielberg produced Flintstones films, Jingle All the Way" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Snow Dogs", Are We There Yet" and the 2010 Jackie Chan vehicle, "The Spy Next Door.
In addition, Levant has produced, written or directed another 10 network and cable films including the Starz Network's first original production, "The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space" and the two live action/CGI Scooby Doo films, which remain the Cartoon Network's highest rated programs of all-time. Illumination Entertainment is currently in pre-production on Levant's original C.G.I. animated musical feature, which is being produced and the music written by Pharrell Williams.
Additional awards his works have collected include an 1981 NAACP Image Award for "The Bad NewsBears", 1987 Youth In Film Best Series Award for "Beaver" and the 1988 International Emmy for Best Children and Young People's Series, for "My Secret Identity", which he created.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four gigantic dogs.

AUTHORS KORIE MINKUS and LISA VRANCHEN AT LAKE FOREST BOOK STORE

Join entrepreneurs Korie Minkus and Lisa Vrancken at Lake Forest Book Store for a book signing event.

BE... FROM PASSION AND PURPOSE TO PRODUCT AND PROSPERITY
Ashley Black, Korie Trevino & Lisa Vranchen (Authors)
Post Hill Press  $26.00  Released June 28, 2022
 
Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
at Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
 
Books available for purchase and signing
 

Spark your imagination. Shed limiting beliefs. Find your voice. BE... is a multidimensional approach to bringing out the magic in you. Braided with universal truths and the power of the Divine Feminine, our book is all about being happy, aligned, and intentional in life and business. The words, stories, and practices in this book help you to take a step back, break free from modern myths about productivity and worth, and release what's no longer serving you. An everyday exploration of your authentic passion, BE... is our supportive guide to a clear, visionary, and prosperous future. BE... is a unique collaboration between three incredible co-authors: Ashley Black, a #1 national bestselling author and a 2020 ABA Entrepreneur; Korie Minkus, a renowned brand strategist, global consultant, and motivational speaker in more than thirty countries; and Lisa Vrancken, an award-winning television producer and marketing/brand expert. Together, we take a deep dive into the four pillars--passion, purpose, products, and prosperity. Our book offers more than a dozen exercises and actions (we call them Movements!) to get you thinking, feeling, and flowing. Woven with our personal stories and insights, along with words of wisdom from Randi Zuckerberg, Natasha Grano, and so many more, BE... cracks the code to put your purpose in motion. BE... is a fun, light-hearted read to illuminate the fractures of the past and fill them with love. Definitely not your ordinary business book, our first collaboration is really about the journey back home to yourself.

Ashley Black, #1 bestselling author of The Cellulite Myth, was named ABA's Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 for her development of tissue regenerating products, including her inaugural record-breaking tool, the FasciaBlaster®. After surviving a debilitating childhood illness, followed by a near-death experience in her thirties, Ashley's life purpose has been to help others with their health. Through her success in consumer products, she is now expanding her purpose to helping others with their own passions to bring their ideas to fruition. This book is her quantum jump into empowering women with the strategies, tools, and support they need to be free and unbridled and share their special gifts with the world through business.

Korie Minkus-Trevino is founder of Rock Your Product and CEO of Industry Rockstar, the #1 global product growth and award-winning business mentorship program. Korie is an international speaker on consumer psychology and brand leadership. She has consulted and trained tens of thousands of entrepreneurs globally. As a relied-on brand expert, she launched and scaled over a hundred products and generated $1 billion in revenue. With deep passion to impact, she delivers outcome-based business solutions connecting people, purpose, and products.

Lisa Vrancken is a globally sought-after media brand strategist, public speaker, product consultant, and marketing expert who has mentored hundreds on their entrepreneurial journeys. She is an award-winning television producer, and creator of the Innovator's Think Tank, a quarterly product pitching event that draws entrepreneurs and innovators from all over the world. She is EVP at AsSeenOnTV.pro and Shark Discoveries, specializing in TV and digital media campaigns with Kevin Harrington, original Shark from the Emmy award-winning reality TV show, Shark Tank.

LUNCHEON WITH AUTHOR MOLLY YEH AT THE DEER PATH INN

Join us for a luncheon with Food Network television host, blogger and author Molly Yeh as she celebrates the publication of her new cookbook.

HOME IS WHERE THE EGGS ARE
William Morrow & Co. $32.50  Releases September 27, 2022
 
Friday, October 21, 2022  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
at the Deer Path Inn
255 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

 

$75 includes lunch and a copy of the book

Additional books avaiable for purchase and signing

Seating is limited, so register at 847.234.4420

From the host of Food Network's Girl Meets Farm and bestselling author of the IACP award-winning Molly on the Range, a collection of cozy recipes that feel like celebrations. Home Is Where the Eggs Are is an intimate book full of food that's best enjoyed in the comfort of sweatpants and third-day hair, by a television host and new mom living on a sugar beet farm in East Grand Forks, MN. Molly Yeh's cooking is built low-maintenance dishes that are satisfying to make for weeknight meals to celebrate empty to-do lists after long workdays, cozy Sunday soups to simmer during the first (or seventh!) snowfall of the year, and desserts that will keep happily under the cake dome for long enough that you will never feel pressure to share.

The flavors in this book draw inspiration from a distinctive blend of Molly's experiences--her Chinese and Jewish heritage, her time living in New York, her husband's Scandinavian heritage, and their farm in the upper Midwest. She uses seasonal ingredients that are common in her region while singlehandedly supporting the za'atar and sumac import industry in her small town. These influences come together into fuss-free crave-able meals that dirty as few dishes as possible and offer loads of prep-ahead, freezing, and substitution tips. In Home Is Where the Eggs Are, the feeling of home starts in the kitchen; just melt some butter, fry an egg, and build a little memory around it.

Molly Yeh is the star of Food Network’s series Girl Meets Farm. She rose to national prominence with the debut of her memoir, Molly On The Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm. Her cookbook was selected by the New York Times as one of the fall's top releases of 2016 and was the winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), “Judge’s Award.” The book was also selected by NPR as one of their “Great Reads of 2016.” In March 2018, Molly followed the release with Yogurt by Short Stack Editions, featuring recipes dedicated to an ingredient she calls “the duct tape of food.”. This year she anticipates the publication of her newest cookbook entitled Home is Where the Eggs Are.

She is also the creator of the lifestyle food blog, www.mynameisyeh.com, which has been recognized by Saveur and Yahoo as “Food Blog of the Year.” Molly has been featured by the New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and New York Magazine, and has contributed to Vanity Fair, Saveur, Condé Nast Traveler, Food52, and The Jewish Daily Forward. She was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for 2017 and Apartment Therapy’s 10 under 40 list.

Outside the kitchen, Molly is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and has performed with orchestras around the world, in off-Broadway theatre, and as the glockenspielist for the pop-band San Fermin. She lives on a farm on the North Dakota-Minnesota border with her fifth-generation farmer husband and their little flock of chickens.

Author Photo by Chantell and Brett Quernemoen

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