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Book Soup

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

June 2019

Aja Gabel discusses and signs “The Ensemble”

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

Come out to Book Soup for an evening with Aja Gabel and "The Ensemble." Gabel will be in conversation with Adele Lim. This book gives a riveting look into the high-stakes, cutthroat world of musicians, and of lives made in concert. The story of Brit and Henry and Daniel and Jana, The Ensemble is a heart-skipping portrait of ambition, friendship, and the tenderness of youth.

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Joseph McQuillen discusses and signs “My Search for Christopher On the Other Side”

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

Come see Joseph McQuillen discuss and sign "My Search for Christopher On the Other Side" at Book Soup. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride discovering messages from his son, Chris who died too young or according to Chris, at just the right time. Beautiful and touching story filled with grief and heartache, with just a touch of humor in all the right places. His story will illuminate your path to healing after a tragic loss and…

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July 2019

Ralph Cissne discusses and signs “Prudence in Hollywood: And Other Stories”

July 2 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Ralph Cissne will discuss "Prudence in Hollywood: And Other Stories" at Book Soup. This book presents a quirky cast of unconventional characters pursuing love with surprising and often humorous consequences.

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Barbara Bourland discusses and signs “Fake Like Me”

July 3 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Book Soup presents Barbara Bourland to discuss and sign "Fake Like Me." Abigail Stern will join Bourland in conversation. This book is a satire of the absurdly glamorous New York high art scene, in which a young artist crumbles under unimaginable pressure while at an upstate artists' retreat.

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Tony Maietta and Jerry Torre discuss and sign “The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens”

July 12 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Book Soup presents Tony Maietta and Jerry Torre to discuss and sign "The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens: A Memoir of the Beales, the Maysles Brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy." This book is a touching and at times haunting memoir about his teenage days as caretaker of Grey Gardens, the now-celebrated mansion chronicled in the iconic documentary Grey Gardens and two feature-length films.

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CM Kushins discusses and signs “Nothing’s Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon”

July 13 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Come see CM Kushins discuss and sign "Nothing’s Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon" at Book Soup. This book tells the life of Warren Zevon, who was blessed with talent and opportunity yet also beset by tragedy and setbacks. After an impromptu performance in the right place at the right time, a record deal landed on the lap of a teenager who was eager to set out on his own and make a name for himself. But of course,…

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Maia Kobabe, Sam Sattin and Ian McGinty discuss and sign “Gender Queer” and “Glint”

July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Book Soup presents Maia Kobabe, Sam Sattin & Ian McGinty to discuss and sign "Gender Queer: A Memoir" and "Glint Book One: The Cloud Raiders." "Gender Queer" is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere. In "Glint," we are introduced to tiny Mora--hurtling through space trying to find a star bright enough to sustain its fading life--everyone must do…

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Barry Alfonso discusses and signs “A Voice of the Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen”

July 16 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join Barry Alfonso at Book Soup for a discussion and signing of "A Voice of the Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen." This book is the first-ever biography of one of the 20th century's most popular and misunderstood pop-culture icons. Drawing upon extensive research and over 100 interviews, author Barry Alfonso tells how McKuen overcame childhood physical and sexual abuse to become a teenage radio host, film actor, and Beat-style poet before connecting with a vast audience as a writer…

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Cristina Alger discusses and signs “Girls Like Us”

July 17 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you enjoy crime novels, check out Cristina Alger and "Girls Like Us" at Book Soup. Alger will be in conversation with Allison Winn Scotch. Plagued by doubts about her mother's murder--and her own role in exonerating her father in that case--Nell can't help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds--not just about those she loves, but about herself.

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Wolfgang Glattes discusses and signs “Memories of La La Land: A Life in the Movies”

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Wolfgang Glattes will discuss "Memories of La La Land: A Life in the Movies" at Book Soup. This book recounts the experiences and the stories about the more than 40 feature films Glattes worked on in over 40 years.

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Madeleine Henry discusses and signs “Breathe In, Cash Out”

July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join Madeleine Henry at Book Soup for a discussion and signing of "Breathe In, Cash Out." Allegra Cobb's resume: Straight-A Princeton grad, second-year analyst at a top-tier bank, one-time American Yoga National Competition Champion. Allegra Cobb's reality: Spends twenty-four hours a day changing the colors on bar charts, overusing the word "team," and daydreaming about quitting the minute her year-end bonus hits her account. But after (1) unknowingly sleeping with the man now leading her banking cohort on one of…

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Lydia Slaby discusses and signs “Wait, It Gets Worse”

July 21 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you enjoy memoirs about overcoming disease and discontentment, check out Lydia Slaby and "Wait, It Gets Worse: Love, Death, and My Transformation from Control Freak to Human Being" at Book Soup. Lydia Slaby was 33 years old and had everything she believed would make her happy: three fancy private school degrees, a successful husband who was in the inner circles of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, a high-paying job as an attorney--even an enviable yoga practice. But under the surface…

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Lary Bloom discusses and signs “Sol Lewitt: A Life of Ideas”

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

Book Soup presents Lary Bloom to discuss and sign "Sol Lewitt: A Life of Ideas." Scott Timberg will join Bloom in conversation. Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, upended traditional practices of how art is made and marketed. A key figure in minimalism and conceptualism, he proclaimed that the work of the mind is much more important than that of the hand. In this book, Bloom explores the life of this artist.

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J. Michael Stracznski discusses and signs “Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood”

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

Come see J. Michael Stracznski discuss and sign "Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood" at Book Soup. This memoir reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret.

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Wendy Adamson discusses and signs “Mother Load”

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

Wendy Adamson will discuss "Mother Load" at Book Soup. This book is a story about Wendy's undoing, and the long and delicate reassembly it would take to put her life back together again, a life that is beyond just existing, but a continuous celebration of all things living. Because when you stand on the precipice of addiction, the only way to survive the jump is to live each day like you may never have another. Living becomes the ultimate privilege.…

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Felicity McLean discusses and signs “The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone”

July 26 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Come see Felicity McLean discuss "The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone" at Book Soup. One summer, the Van Apfel sisters--Ruth, Hannah, and the beautiful Cordelia--mysteriously disappeared. Did they just run far away from their harsh, evangelical parents, or were they taken? While the search for the girls united the small community, the mystery of their disappearance was never solved, and Tikka and her older sister, Laura, have been haunted ever since by the loss of their friends and playmates. Now,…

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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club reads “Children of Blood and Bone”

July 28 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

At this meeting, the club will read Tomi Adeyemi’s "Children of Blood and Bone." With the addition of this title not only will we be able to support an emerging artist of color, but we will be able to really open up a discussion on what it means to be a YA novel. Is it strictly for young adults? Do you think that there are things we can learn about our youth or about ourselves from them?

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Liz Kerin discusses and signs “Phantom Forest”

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

Book Soup presents Liz Kerin to discuss and sign "Phantom Forest." After being chosen for her village's human sacrifice ritual, Seycia is transported to the Underworld and must join forces with Haben, the demon to whom she was sacrificed. Together, they journey to the forest in the Underworld where all souls grow, in a quest to destroy the tree of the man who killed her.

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Liz Astrof discusses and signs “Don’t Wait Up: Confessions of a Stay-At-Work Mom”

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

Liz Astrof will discuss "Don’t Wait Up: Confessions of a Stay-At-Work Mom" at Book Soup. This book is a blunt and side-splittingly funny book of essays that embraces the realities of motherhood (and womanhood) that no one ever talks about: like needing to hide from your kids in your closet, your car, or a yoga class on the other side of town, letting them eat candy for dinner because you just can't deal, to the sheer terror of failing them…

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