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Discussion and Signing of Sally Stevens’ Memoir, “I Sang That”

Book Soup 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, United States

Singer Sally Stevens, who has worked with artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Sturgill Simpson, will give a book talk and sign copies of her memoir “I Sang That.” Called “elegant, honest and full of music and history” by Tony and Grammy award-winning composer Marc Shaiman, “I Sang That” (Atmosphere Press) recounts Stevens’ personal journey into the world of music-makers who create the film scores, television music, sound recordings, commercials and concert evenings the public has enjoyed during her lengthy career. In that six-decade span, her role varied from concert tours with Ray Conniff, Nat King Cole and later, Burt Bacharach to television variety shows like Danny Kaye, Carol Burnett and the Smothers Brothers to recording session work with Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, and Sonny and Cher. Her work eventually expanded into singing and contracting choirs for over a thousand film and television scores for renowned composers such as John Williams, Alan Silvestri, James Horner, Marc Shaiman, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, Dave Grusin, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman and Terence Blanchard, and many others. Some of the more recent film scores she worked on were “Bridge of Spies,” directed by Steven Spielberg Read More ...


London Hughes in Conversation with Jameela Jamil – Living My Best Life, Hun

Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, United States

From stand-up comedian, actress, and host of The Netflix Afterparty, London Hughes, comes an uplifting and raucously funny memoir to show you how to ditch the self-loathing, start the self-loving, and engage with your inner winner. London Hughes has come a long way from secretly writing Frasier fan fiction alone in her bedroom. Between her breakout Netflix comedy special, To Catch a D*ck, her dating podcast “London, Actually,” and her award-winning TV performances, London the South Londoner has taken the entertainment world by storm. And now, in this sassy, brash, fearless, and funny memoir, London is ready to inspire women of all ages and races with her story—because London is absolutely the best person in the whole wide world to take you on a wild journey of self-discovery. As she herself puts it: “I’ve always been funny. I’ve always been cute. I’ve always been confident. I was born to do this shit.” All her life, London longed to be a badass—an awesome bullet-proof woman who nobody could mess with. At a young age, she made sure she was ready to become a star, developing her own living-room popstar training regimen to prepare for her future life. But London also had her fair share of disastrous experiences in terms of friendships, relationships, and career choices. Read More ...


Rebel Wilson in conversation with Jess Cagle (Virtual)

Rebel Wilson, the scene-stealing star of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids talks with Jess Cagle about her candid and hilarious memoir REBEL RISING, which chronicles her unconventional journey to Hollywood success. Wilson, a multi-talented hyphenate lays bare her incredible journey of "making it" in which she faced fertility issues, weight gain and loss, sexuality and other emotional and physical lessons. Cagle is SiriusXM's Chief Entertainment anchor and host of "The Jess Cagle Show." Ticket includes signed book. Viewing starts 4/12/24, 6pmPT and is available VOD for five days after.

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Eric Weiner in conversation with Rainn Wilson (Virtual)

Eric Weiner and Rainn Wilson will discuss Weiner's THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS, which is now a new docuseries on Peacock hosted by Wilson. It is based on the NY Times bestselling book, which is part travel memoir, part humor and part twisted self-help guide, and takes the traveler around the globe searching for the secrets to the happiest societies on earth. In addition, they will discuss Weiner's BEN & ME: IN SEARCH OF A FOUNDER'S FORMULA FOR A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE. Not a conventional biography, the author follows Franklin from Philadelphia to Paris, and Boston to London, in an attempt to uncover Ben's life lessons, including a psychological phenomenon known as The Ben Franklin Effect, the printing press and of course, electricity. Weiner argues we'd all be better off if we acted and thought a bit more like Ben when it comes to curiosity, diligence and self-improvement.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer in conversation with Matt Walsh

From trailblazing Michigan governor and rising Democratic star Gretchen Whitmer comes an unconventionally honest, personal, and funny account of her remarkable life and career, full of insights that guided her through a global pandemic, showdowns with high-profile bullies, and even a kidnapping and assassination plot. She discusses her new memoir TRUE GRETCH: WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT LIFE, LEADERSHIP, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN with actor Matt Walsh, the two-time Emmy-nominated actor from the HBO comedy series "Veep." In addition he is the founding member of the iconic sketch/improv theater Upright Citizens Brigade.


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