Ladies, gather round. No, literally: women gather together this week to discuss empowerment and overcoming difficulties when author Karilee Halo Shames discusses her book, ‘Amazing Mentors: The REAL Hot Mama’s Path to Power’ with one of the contributors, former congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. In Shames’ compilation of mentors, she brings forth the life stories and lessons of 20 talented and wise women, ranging from politicians to therapists to businesswomen, such as Woolsey, U.S. Army general Clara Adams and world ambassador for peace Rama Vernon. In conversation with Woolsey, Shames makes key points on how and why women should become mentors to others. Absorb life experiences and knowledge on Saturday, July 13, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 1pm. Free. 415.927.0960.