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8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
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January 2020

Rick Wilson discusses and signs “Running Against the Devil”

January 20 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Rick Wilson visits Book Soup to talk about politics and how the U.S. presidential race is shaping up.

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Editor André Naffis-Sahely discusses and signs “The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature”

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

Exile lies at the root of our earliest stories. Charting varied experiences of people forced to leave their homes from the ancient world to the present day, "The Heart of a Stranger" is an anthology of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that journeys through six continents, with over a hundred contributors drawn from twenty-four languages.

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Adrian Maher discusses and signs “Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher”

January 23 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Drawing on more than twenty years of interviews, anecdotes, and personal experiences, "Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher" recounts the unique journey of a former Los Angeles Times reporter who, struggling with the collapse of his industry and personal tragedies, falls in with a group of intrepid gatecrashers who routinely pierce Tinseltown's celebrity party circuit.

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Michael Koppy presents and signs “Words and Music Into the Future: A Songwriting Treatise and Manifesto”

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

Music month at Book Soup continues with Michael Koppy discussing his book on songwriting, "Music and Words Into the Future: A Songwriting Treatise and Manifesto." If you've ever scrunched up your nose at a set of bad lyrics or rolled your eyes when *that song* gets played over and over again despite its inane nonsense chorus, you'll want to listen to this savage take-down of popular songwriting and call for songs to rise to greater heights.

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Ingrid Newkirk discusses and signs “Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion”

January 25 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Ingrid Newkirk visits Book Soup to discuss her book about animal science and what we're learning about our fellow earth-dwellers. In "Animalkind," myths about the animal kingdom are debunked and facts are shared about the way animals live. For readers interested in the ethics of relationships between humans and animals, you won't want to miss this discussion.

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Chris Dennis, with Katya Apekina, discusses and signs “Here Is What You Do: Stories”

January 26 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join Chris Dennis in conversation with Katya Apekina about his new short story collection, "Here Is What You Do: Stories."

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Michael Seth Starr discusses and signs “Shatner”

January 27 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you're a Star Trek fan, you'll want to listen to Michael Seth Starr discuss his new biography, "Shatner." Chronicling the career and life of William Shatner, the first Star Trek captain, this book talk promises to boldly go a long way toward a comprehensive view of the man in the captain's chair.

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Howard Storm & Steve Stoliar present and sign “The Imperfect Storm: From Henry Street to Hollywood”

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

For readers interested in behind-the-scenes stories of TV and the Hollywood comedy scene, you'll want to go to Book Soup to listen to Howard Storm talk about his life as a comedian and television director.

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Stephen Tapert discusses and signs Best Actress: The History of Oscar-Winning Women

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

Book Soup hosts Stephen Tapert for a discussion of his book about women who have won Academy Awards.

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Sarah Ruhl discusses and signs “Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, a Friendship”

January 31 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

In 2012, Sarah Ruhl was a distinguished author and playwright, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Max Ritvo, a student in her playwriting class at Yale University, was an exuberant, opinionated, and highly gifted poet. He was also in remission from pediatric cancer. Over the next four years--in which Ritvo's illness returned and his health declined, even as his productivity bloomed--the two exchanged letters that spark with urgency, humor, and the desire for connection.

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February 2020

The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club reads Zora Neale Hurston

February 9 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

What better way to celebrate Black History Month than with newly released stories of the Harlem Renaissance from the Harlem Renaissance queen herself, Ms. Zora Neale Hurston. Join us as we celebrate her life and works on Sunday, February 9th at 4pm here at Book Soup! And if you feel inclined and would like to read a secondary title read Hurston's classic love story "Their Eyes Were Watching God" in honor of February also being a month of love!

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