Books for Holiday Giving

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

October 30, 2020

 Why not buy your friends and family books by this year’s Zoom author-speakers whom we’ve hosted?  Here’s a selection.

By Bobbie Cheri Gobert. Don’t You Dairy: 50 Dairy-Free & Delicious Recipes. Use Code EBELL for $5 off at

By Todd S. Purdum. Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution. Available through Chevalier’s Bookstore on Larchmont.

By Robin Gerber. Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage.

By Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers. The Freedom Writer’s Diary 20th Anniversary Edition, soft cover, published by Broadway Books.

By Brian Coleman.  Zuber: Two Centuries of Panoramic Wallpaper. A 25% discount available on the publisher’s website:

By Pascale Beale. Salade II: More Recipes from the Market Table. This and her eight earlier cookbooks (in two series) are available on her website. Pascale’s culinary classes also make great gifts.

By Alison Jefferson. Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During the Jim Crow Era. Discount available though Jefferson’s website:

By Jennifer Kincheloe (upcoming program Nov. 16.) The Secret Life of Anna Blanc. This is the first novel in the Anna Blanc mystery series, an easy, fun read suggested as a lead-up to Jennifer’s talk on female law enforcement in early 1900’s L.A.

Our own Ebell cookbook compiled of members’ recipes by our Publications committee: The Ebell 125th Anniversary Cookbook. Contact Lizzie Blatt at for purchase information.

By Phyllis Hansen.  Charming: Jewelry with a Message.  Published by The Brighton Co.  Available on