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Young Professionals and Adventurous Spirits Unite [25 - 40]

The goal of our events are to connect young professionals, good people.

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MAIN EVENTS:

-Book Club

-Hiking, Biking, anything active

-Reading to Kids & Lunch Social (Volunteering)

-Concerts, Festivals, & various events around LA

-Summer Beach Parties

-Restaurants & Happy Hours

-Girls' Night Out, Girls' Brunch, etc

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Our group is free to join but I ask that members chip in $5-$10 to cover Meetup fees after 2+ events.

We have a great community of young professional members and always welcome more good people to join!

Cheers

Suzy

Upcoming events (5+)

SMS Book Club #25: Bel Canto (318 pages)

Massilia

Hi Santa Monica Socials, We will be reading Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Here is the Amazon description: Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. New York Times Bestseller Ann Patchett’s award winning, bestselling novel that balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language—now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. “Blissfully romantic…. A terrific, spellcasting story.” — San Francisco Chronicle Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening—until a band of gun-wielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers. -Jocelyn, Nicole, and Suzy

SMS Book Club #26: The Denial of Death (336 pages)

1212 Santa Monica Blvd

THIS DATE IS TENTATIVE. This is an announcement to inform of the next book we will be reading. Please RSVP if you're interested in the book and we'll coordinate at the end of the month a date that works for everyone. Hi Santa Monica Socials, We will be reading The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker. Here is the Amazon description: Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing. Suzy, Nicole, and Jocelyn

SMS Book Club #27: Tender is the Night (320 pages)

THIS DATE IS TENTATIVE. This is an announcement to inform of the next book we will be reading. Please RSVP if you're interested in the book and we'll coordinate at the end of the month a date that works for everyone. Hi Santa Monica Socials, We will be reading Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Here is the Amazon description: Published in 1934, Tender Is the Night was one of the most talked-about books of the year. "It's amazing how excellent much of it is," Ernest Hemingway said to Maxwell Perkins. "I will say now," John O'Hara wrote Fitzgerald, "Tender Is the Night is in the early stages of being my favorite book, even more than This Side of Paradise." And Archibald MacLeish exclaimed: "Great God, Scott...You are a fine writer. Believe it -- not me." Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character -- lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative -- Tender Is the Night, Mabel Dodge Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of "a modern Orpheus." Jocelyn, Suzy, and Nicole

SMS Book Club #28: Think and Grow Rich (290 pages)

Herringbone Santa Monica

THIS DATE IS TENTATIVE. This is an announcement to inform of the next book we will be reading. Please RSVP if you're interested in the book and we'll coordinate at the end of the month a date that works for everyone. Hi Santa Monica Socials, We will be reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Here is the Amazon description: Think and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself. The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one. In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill's thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers. Suzy, Nicole, and Jocelyn

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