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Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy


Help us welcome A.J. Jacobs on
Monday, November 13, 2017 




Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy is delighted to welcome New York Times Best Selling Author A. J. Jacobs to the South Bay in celebration of his new book, It's All Relative.

We invite all genders of book lovers to join us for lunch and an engaging conversation with A. J. Jacobs at Congregation Tikvat Jacob in Manhattan Beach. You will enjoy a specially created catered lunch and hear about A.J.'s journey researching and traveling the world to climb his (and our!) family tree.

Registration and informal discussions with our author begins at 11:30am. Lunch and our formal program begins promptly at noon. Reservations are required and limited.

For information and tickets please visit the Brown Paper Tickets website for the event by clicking here!   Or call  310 542 6000 to make a reservation.

About Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy

Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy was founded in 2008 with the goal of encouraging readers to interact with selected authors in a personalized setting, meet other readers and build a community of fellow book lovers. Mysterious Galaxy is proud to introduce talented debut authors of literary fiction, and support some special organizations doing important work in our community in the process. We pride ourselves on identifying the authors and novel whose work you will want to be reading and whose careers you will be reading about!

Since the program’s start, Ladies, Lunch and Literacy has hosted lunches for an impressive slate of authors, including Emma Donoghue (Room), Katherine Stockett (The Help), Lauren Groff (Monsters of Templeton, Fates and Furies), Jojo Moyes (Me Before You), Sue Grafton (U is for Undertow) and many more.

All attendees receive a signed first edition from a promising new writer, helping to create buzz and book group interest in the process. Lunches are held at independently-owned local venues, and proceeds from the event go to support a literacy-related non-profit doing important work in our communities.


Our 2017 Non Profit Literacy Partner

Access Books provides quality, high-interest books to inner-city schools where at least 90 percent of students live at or below the poverty line. Most students at the schools that are served are children of color and children of immigrants. Since 1999, Access Books has donated 1.4 million books in California, and each year, approximately 18,000 children participate in their program. To date, they've refurbished 245 libraries. For more information, about Access Books, visit their website.

Come to any of our events and find out how you can help make a difference!



It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781476734491
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 7th, 2017