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[LAWS] 'True Notebooks' Book Discussion and Lunch

When I read this book, a non-fiction written by a nominated Pulitzer journalist, Mark Salzman, who took on a voluntary assignment at LA's Juvenile hall, I get a sense of hope in the midst of despair and bad circumstance.  This is their journey together providing us with a glimpse of the grim and gritty side of a place where we call home.

Here is a review from NY Times - click here :  I hope you give it a whirl and read about the persons underneath the layers of facade made by bad decisions and bad environment.

We will have lunch at Coral Tree Cafe in Brentwood.  Address is:

11645 San Vicente Blvd. Brentwood, CA 90049

Tel: (310)[masked]

It's a counter service cafe, reasonably priced food of sandwiches, salads, panini, pasta, soup, and beverages including great coffee and wine.  Here is their menu.


Please join me. LAWS No-Show rules apply!


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  • Pamela

    I enjoyed the discussion and meeting everyone. Also, a big thanks
    to Eva!

    July 14, 2013

  • Lauren

    Very good discussion. Eva is a wonderful facilitator.

    July 14, 2013

  • Eva

    Great insights and heartfelt discussions. Thank you for sharing ladies!

    July 13, 2013

  • ellen

    Sorry but cannot make it. Working.

    July 12, 2013

  • Jessica S

    I'm afraid I won't be able to finish the book in time- hope to see you next time

    July 11, 2013

  • Rachel

    Conflict! Sorry!

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I must go out of town for bit this month and had to choose between this Meet Up and the Teacher Meet Up on the 21st. So, I chose the other and will have to beg off this one. Hope you all enjoy. I still haven't received the book, but am looking forward to reading it anyway. I have read research to the effect that, if a child is not reading fluently by 3rd grade, they are at a much higher risk of going to prison - a scary thought.

    July 2, 2013

  • ellen

    I thought we were reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Read the wrong book. Shall read this one fast.

    June 24, 2013

  • Eva

    Will be great to see u again Roberta. Your perspective as a teacher will beva great angle for our discussion.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ordered the book, but almost forgot to RSVP! There is a slight possibility I'll be out of town, but I'm going to try to work around it.

    June 24, 2013

  • Eva

    I purchased my copy through a public library in their sell dinated books section...
    but i did find it here:

    Pls cjheck it out. I purchased a book from them in the past nd they were good and also free shipping.

    June 6, 2013

    • Rachel

      I will check it out, thanks!

      June 6, 2013

  • Rachel

    Where can I find this book? I didn't see it on amazon.

    June 4, 2013

  • Beth R

    Sorry, I'll be out of town!

    May 31, 2013

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