SAT/4/17 :: 10:30a
Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, co-authors of "Wow in the World: The How and the Wow of the Human Body," in Conversation with Award-Winning Actress Zooey Deschanel
Hosted by Yvonne Villarreal
Bookseller: Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Based on their #1 kids podcast, Wow in the World, hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz take young readers on a hilarious, fact-filled, and highly illustrated journey through the human body—covering everything from our toes to our tongues to our brains and our lungs! Featuring hilarious illustrations and filled with facts, jokes, photos, quizzes, and Wow-To experiments, this book has everything you need to better understand your own walking, talking, barfing, breathing, pooping body of WOW!
Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy nominee and Critics’ Choice Award winner Zooey Deschanel has charmed big and small screen audiences through her nuanced leading performances in films like “(500) Days of Summer,” the Christmas classic “Elf,” “Yes Man,” “Almost Famous” and the hit television series, “New Girl”. Her band, She & Him, has released six albums.
Guy Raz is the creator and host of the popular podcasts How I Built This,Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind on Spotify. He’s also the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts TED Radio Hour and the children’s programs Wow in the World and Two Whats?! and a Wow!. He’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, the National Headliner Award, and the NABJ Award, among many others and was a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard. He lives in the Bay Area. .
Yvonne Villarreal covers television for the Los Angeles Times. She joined The Times in 2008 as a Metpro fellow before moving to the Calendar section as an entertainment reporter. A native Angeleno, Villarreal earned her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton and her master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
Mindy Thomas is the cocreator, cohost, and head writer of the award-winning Wow in the World and Two Whats?! and a Wow! podcasts. She is also a Gracie award-winning host of the Absolutely Mindy Show. Mindy believes that childhood thrives at the intersection of imagination and curiosity and finds that her best work does too. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two kids, and has no plans of ever growing up.