Jen Atkin celebrates the launch of “Blowing my Way to the Top”

Jen Atkin, celebrity hairstylist, wildly successful entrepreneur and social media influencer in conversation with Stephanie Shepherd, entrepreneur, environmental advocate, and tastemaker.
Join Jen and Stephanie for a fun, fabulous and inspiring discussion about Jen’s remarkable journey!

Marla Jo Fisher discusses “Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom” in conversation with Mary Lea Carroll

For nearly two decades, in the Orange County Register and many syndicated papers, readers have delighted in Marla Jo’s subversive humor, cranky intellect, and huge heart on her journey through broke, single, after-40 motherhood, when she adopted Cheetah Boy and Curly Girl, to her oddball adventures around the globe, to the sublime ridiculousness of life next door. Even while facing a devastating diagnosis, Fisher teaches us that humor is the balm that eases and the very thing that binds us together.

Felicia Luna Lemus and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore in conversation about their new books

Particulate Matter is the story of a year in Felicia Luna Lemus’s marriage when the world turned upside down. It’s set in Los Angeles, and it’s about love and crisis, loss and grief, the city and the ocean, ancestral ghosts and history haunting. Nature herself seemed to howl.
The Freezer Door records the ebb and flow of desire in daily life. Crossing through loneliness in search of communal pleasure in Seattle, Sycamore exposes the failure and persistence of queer dreams, the hypocritical allure of gay male sexual culture, and the stranglehold of the suburban imagination over city life.

Cazzie David hosts a drive-through signing of “No One Asked for This”

From writer Cazzie David comes a series of acerbic, darkly funny essays about misanthropy, social media, anxiety, relationships, and growing up in a wildly eccentric family.
Customers can pick up their books in person at the drive-thru signing or afterwards at the store. Books will also be available to purchase on-site through the Mel’s Drive-In menu.

*Please note: This drive-thru signing will take place at 6pm on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Mel’s Drive-In, 8585 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.