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Book talks: Marcy Carriker Smothers will give a talk on “Eat Like Walt” at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in Disneyland, and at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the North Bay Women’s Expo at the Graton Casino in Rohnert Park.

Website: offers interactive features that complement the book, including a map of Disneyland with pins that indicate where each restaurant was in Walt’s era and what is there now; upcoming book appearances; extra photos; “secret scoop” tips to Disneyland; and favorite ride and food picks from Disneyland executives such as John Lasseter.

Other books: Smothers also wrote “Snacks: Adventures in Food, Aisle by Aisle” (Harper One, 2013)