Center for Public Affairs
Book Signing with J.R. Martinez
Thursday, May 21, 2015

4:30 p.m..-.5:30 p.m.

Please join us for a book signing with J.R. Martinez for his book, “Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit.” Books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.

J.R. Martinez is an actor, best-selling author, motivational speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. Army veteran. He is many things. But perhaps most significantly, he is an inspiration. In March of 2003, J.R. was deployed to Iraq. On April 5,he was driving a humvee in Karbala when his front left tire hit a roadside bomb. The three other soldiers were ejected from the burning vehicle, but J.R. was trapped inside. He suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to 34 percent of his body. J.R. claims that while he was fighting for his life and awaiting medical help, his sister, Anabel, appeared to him giving him the strength to live. He spent 34 months in recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC/SAMC) in San Antonio, Texas. He has undergone 34 different surgeries, including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery in the eleven years since his injury.

During his recovery, a nurse asked him to speak to a burn patient, who had just seen his body for the first time and had become withdrawn. After a brief visit, J.R. realized he had a positive impact on this patient and decided to use his own experiences to help others. He continued to visit patients every day sharing his story and listening to theirs. He learned that inspiration is often a two-way street.  Martinez has since become a highly sought-after motivational speaker. He travels the world spreading his message of resilience and optimism. He devotes himself to showing others the true value of making the most of every situation.

Martinez is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit,” a memoir about how he was able to take his own personal tragedy, and turn it into an inspiration for others.  He is also the winner of the 13th season of Dancing With the Stars.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Michael Morell
Thursday, May 28, 2015

6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00 p.m. Book Signing

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell on his new book, “The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism – From Al Qa’ida to ISIS” (Release Date: May 12, 2015).   This event is free to attend, however reservations are recommended and books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. To reserve seats and/or books, please click here or call 805-522-2977.

“The Great War of Our Time” offers an unprecedented assessment of the CIA while at the forefront of our nation's war against al-Qa'ida and during the most remarkable period in the history of the Agency. Called the "Bob Gates of his generation," Michael Morell is a top CIA officer who saw it all--the only person with President Bush on 9/11/01 and with President Obama on 5/1/11 when Osama Bin Laden was brought to justice. “The Great War of Our Time”  is be a vivid, newsmaking account of the CIA, a life of secrets and a war in the shadows.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Dana Perino
Monday, June 8, 2015

6:00 p.m. lecture
7:00 p.m. book signing

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with FOX News Channel’s Dana Perino on her brand new book, And the Good News is…Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side(Publish Date: April 21, 2015) on June 8, 2015.  Books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature, and can be pre-purchased during the reservation process. To reserve seats and/or purchase books, please click here

From her years as press secretary for President George W. Bush (the first Republican woman to hold the position) to her daily debates with colleagues as co-host of Fox News' hit show The Five, Dana Perino has always had a knack for knowing what to say and how best to say it. And the Good News Isis not only a political book, but also part memoir and part lessons and advice from her unusual road from a Wyoming ranch to the White House.  Dana reveals the hard-earned wisdom that has successfully guided her through a life of challenges and achievement — including never before told stories from behind the scenes at the White House and Fox, her whirlwind courtship and marriage (she met her husband on a plane), her devotion to her beloved dog Jasper and her nontraditional path to her post-White House career. 

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Lecture and Book Signing with Gretchen Carlson
Friday, June 26, 2015

Lecture 6:00 p.m.
Book Signing 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson on her latest book, Getting Real (Release Date: June 16, 2015). This event on June 26 is free to attend, however reservations are recommended and books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. To reserve seats and/or books, click here or call 805-522-2977.

Getting Real is a candid, funny memoir from celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson. In this new book she shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways for women (and men) about what it means to strive for and find success in the real world. With warmth and wit, she takes readers from her Minnesota childhood, where she became a violin prodigy, through college at Stanford and her in-the-trenches years as a cub reporter on local television stations before becoming a national news reporter. She describes her rise to anchor of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on FOX News channel as a testament to personal strength and perseverance.

Carlson addresses the intense competitive effort of winning the Miss America Pageant, the challenges she’s faced as a woman in broadcast television, and how she manages to balance work and family as the wife of high-profile sports agent Casey Close and devoted mother to their two children. An unceasing advocate for respect and equality for women, Carlson writes openly about her own struggles with body image, pageant stereotypes, building her career, and having the courage to speak her mind. She encourages women to strive for their goals, never give up, and always believe in themselves. In Getting Real, Carlson emerges as a living example of a woman not afraid to chase her dreams and embrace life fully.

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A Special Evening With Ann Coulter
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Reception – 5:30-6:30 (for those who purchase the tickets to the VIP reception)
Speech 7-7:45
Book signing 7:45-8:30

Please join us for a special lecture and book signing with Ann Coulter for her brand new book, Adios, America (Publish Date: June 1, 2015).  This event is in conjunction with KRLA 870AM The Answer.  Tickets for the event are $30 per person, and include one copy of her book (additional books will be available for sale at the event). Special VIP tickets are also available, which include a private reception prior to the speech.  For ticketing information, please visit EVENTBRITE.

In Adios, America, Ann Coulter touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants—all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart. Applying her trademark biting humor to the disaster that is U.S. immigration policy, Coulter proves that immigration is the most important issue facing America today.

Ann Coulter is the author of ten New York Times bestsellers.  She is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate.  She is also a frequent guest on many TV shows, including Hannity, Piers Morgan, Red Eye and more.  In 2001, Ms. Coulter was named one of the top 100 Public Intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner.



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