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Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
+13106593110 http://www.booksoup.com/

October 2019

Amanda Seales discusses and signs “Small Doses”

October 19 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Amanda Seales will discuss "Small Doses" at Book Soup. Comedian, writer, actress, and social media star Amanda Seales is a force of nature who has fearlessly and passionately charted her own course through life and career. Now, in her one-of-a-kind voice that blends academic intellectualism, Black American colloquialisms, and pop culture fanaticism, she's bringing her life's lessons and laughs to the page. This volume of essays, axioms, original illustrations, and photos provides Seales's trademark "self-help from the hip" style of…

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Ashley Wurzbacher discusses and signs “Happy Like This” with Allie Rowbottom

October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Come see Ashely Wurzbacher in conversation with Allie Rowbottom about "Happy Like This" at Book Soup. This book is spans a wide range of distinct perspectives, voices, styles, and settings, the ten shimmering stories and offers deeply felt, often humorous meditations on the complexity of choice and the ambiguity of happiness.

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Justin Murphy discusses and signs “Let Me Tell You How It Isn’t”

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join Justin Murphy for a discussion and signing of "Let Me Tell You How It Isn't" at Book Soup. This book is the story of a young man's internal and familial struggle between Middle East and Far West in a "secondary security screening" world. It is a story of culture clash, identity, and love, all of which can tear a family apart and bring them back together.

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Stephanie Jimenez and Angela Morales discuss and sign their work

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Book Soup presents Stephanie Jimenez and Angela Morales to discuss and sign their works, "They Could Have Named Her Anything" and "Girls in My Town," respectively. Every morning, seventeen-year-old Maria Anís Rosario takes the subway an hour from her boisterous and close-knit family in Queens to her private high school on the Upper East Side, where she struggles to fit in as one of the only Latina students--until Rocky welcomes her into this new life. But crackling under the surface…

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Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon signs “Beautiful on the Outside”

October 23 @ 6:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Purchase Required

Come see Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon sign his memoir, "Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir" at Book Soup. Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in this hilarious, big-hearted memoir.

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Paul McAlpine discusses and signs Iggy Pop – Bare & Real

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Book Soup presents Paul McAlpine to discuss and sign "Iggy Pop - Bare & Real." This book is a collection of photographs that Paul McAlpine took of Iggy Pop on various tours spanning the musician's career from 1977's The Idiot tour all the way to 2016's Post Pop Depression tour.

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Stephen Tapert discusses and signs “Best Actress”

October 25 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Come out to Book Soup for an evening with Stephen Tapert and "Best Actress: The History of Oscar - Winning Women." This lavishly illustrated coffee table book offers a vital examination of the first 75 women to have won the Best Actress Oscar over the span of 90 years.

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Jarett Kobe discusses and signs “Only Americans Burn in Hell”

October 26 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you enjoy satire, check out Jarett Kobe and "Only Americans Burn in Hell" at Book Soup. Kobe will be in conversation with Ivy Pochoda. It's a comic novel about: (1) The Queen of Fairy Land and her misadventures in Los Angeles. (2) A Saudi prince practicing Neoliberal philanthropy by day and sexual torture by night. (3) #MeToo. (4) Christianity. (5) The structure of social complicity. (6) Millions of dead Muslims. (7) The enduring importance of kindness. This is it,…

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Sasha Sagan discusses and signs “For Small Creatures Such as We”

October 28 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Come out to Book Soup for an evening with Sasha Sagan and "For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World." Sagan will be in conversation with Nicole Richie. Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. When Sagan…

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Adina Hoffman discusses and signs “Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures”

October 30 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you enjoy film history, check out Adina Hoffman and "Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures" at Book Soup. He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter." Hecht's fame has dimmed with the decades, but Adina Hoffman's vivid portrait brings this charismatic and contradictory figure back to life on the page.

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