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Book Soup

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

January 2019

Wendy Heard, in conversation with audiobook narrator Tim Chiou, discusses and signs “Hunting Annabelle”

January 19 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

“Her scream echoes in my memory. I know what happened. Whether anyone believes me or not, I know." Sean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he's determined to stay away from temptation. But he can't resist Annabelle--beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle--who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. The man he's desperately trying to be. Then Annabelle disappears. Sean is sure she's been kidnapped--he witnessed her being taken firsthand--but the police…

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Ysanne Spevack, with Lyndsey Parker, presents and signs “Vegetable Cakes”

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

Vegetables, but not as you know them... A one-of-a-kind baking book, devoted to vegetables, with wonderfully original creations that promise deliciousness as well as health. Why aren't we using vegetables in desserts? They are as sweet as many fruits, and offer incredible flavors and visual appeal, and of course a wonderful boost of nutrition as well. This baking book with a difference brings you a kale and coconut gateau, asparagus and sesame cake, a carrot and cilantro traybake, cheesecakes made…

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Sarah Tarkoff discusses and signs “Fearless”

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

In a near future society in which morality is manifested through beauty and ugliness, a young woman will imperil her future and her world to expose the global shadow network that uses its power to play God and control humanity. A decade ago, Grace Luther's life was changed by the Revelations: the moment when Great Spirit "saved" humanity and transformed the world into a place where pious behavior is rewarded with beauty, and wrongdoing results in ugliness and even death.…

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Ian S. Port discusses and signs “The Birth of Loud”

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

In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock 'n' roll--and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender's tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an "axe" that would make Fender's Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul--whose endorsement Leo Fender had…

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Leslie Jamison discusses and signs “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath”

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

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction--both her own and others'--and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a…

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Poets Charles Jensen, Stephen S. Mills, and Robert Siek Read from their new books

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

Charles Jensen is the author of six chapbooks of poems and a collection, The First Risk, which was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award. A second collection, Nanopedia, was published in 2018 by Tinderbox Editions. His poem “Tucson” received the 2018 Zócalo Poetry Prize. A past recipient of an Artist’s Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, his poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Field, The Journal, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. He directs…

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John Kim discusses and signs “I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck: An Everyman’s Guide to a Meaningful Life”

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

The Angry Therapist who has helped thousands of men find more happiness in their relationships and more purpose in their lives now shares his insights with everyone in this powerful guide--self-help in a shotglass--covering essential topics, from vulnerability and posturing to workouts and women. Deep in post-divorce soul searching, John Kim came to an astonishing realization: he was a miserable f*ck who might just be to blame for the problems in his life. Armed with this new insight, he began…

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