Mr. Rhodes is the author or editor of 24 books and recipient of a National Book Award and Nation Book Critics Circle Award. His latest book is "Hedy's Folly: the Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World."
Also joining the program are: Lalita Tademy, author of "Cane River," a New York Times bestseller; Susan Weis, author of the soon-to-be-published book "San Francisco: Arts for the City - Civic Art and Urban Change"; Stanford Law School professor Paul Goldstein, author of "Havana Requiem"; and Marilyn Yalom, author of "How the French Invented Love: 900 years of Passion and Romance." Author Ellen Sussman will moderate.
The literary event is held in partnership with Books Inc. in Palo Alto. Tickets for the luncheon and program are $125 each, For tickets or more information, call Cathy Duhring at 326-0665.