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Book Soup

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

November 2018

Lane Moore, in conversation with Mara Wilson, discusses and signs “How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don’t”

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

Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage--whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance--as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it…

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Shaun Barger discusses and signs “Mage Against the Machine”

November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Harry Potter meets The Terminator in this action-packed adventure about a young man who discovers that everything he believed about his world is a lie. The year is 2120. The humans are dead. The mages have retreated from the world after a madman blew up civilization with weaponized magical technology. Safe within domes that protect them from the nuclear wasteland on the other side, the mages have spent the last century putting their lives back together. Nikolai is obsessed with…

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Paul Kleiman discusses and signs “Smoking in Bed”

November 18 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Have you ever had a dream that felt so real, you thought it was actually happening? You might not even be sure you’re asleep, dreaming, in your bed, it feels so authentic. If this happens repeatedly, due to a traumatic event or a change of medication, could one eventually become a bit confused about what is real and what is a dream? In “Smoking In Bed,” an adventurous, comedic, and occasionally tragic tale of life in the Big City, Phil…

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Anita Felicelli & Huda Al-Marashi discuss and sign “Love Songs for a Lost Continent” & “First Comes Marriage”

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

Tender, honest and irresistibly compelling, First Comes Marriage is the first Muslim-American memoir dedicated to the themes of love and sexuality. Huda and Hadi's story brilliantly circles around a series of firsts, chronicling two virgins moving through their first everything: first hand holding, first kiss, and first sexual encounter. First Comes Marriage is an almost unbearably humanizing tale that tucks into our hearts and lingers in our imagination, while also challenging long-standing taboos within the Muslim community and the romantic…

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NEW DATE | Brian Posehn discusses and signs “Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal”

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

Brian Posehn is a successful and instantly recognizable comedian, actor, and writer. He also happens to be a giant nerd. That's partly because he's been obsessed with such things as Dungeons & Dragons, comic books, and heavy metal since he was a child; the other part is because he fills out every bit of his 6'7'' frame. Brian's always felt awkward and like a perpetual outsider, but he found his way through the difficulties of growing up by escaping into…

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Book Soup Celebrates Small Business Saturday and Indies First

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

"Help us celebrate Small Business Saturday and Indies First!" "We're offering three lucky customers a chance to join our staff and become BOOKSELLER FOR A DAY on Saturday, November 24th! We'll have a special reception too, from 1pm-3pm. We'll have surprises and giveaways all day." Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

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Roxanne Veletzos discusses and signs “The Girl They Left Behind”

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

On a freezing night in January 1941, a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest. With Romania recently allied with the Nazis, the Jewish population is in grave danger, undergoing increasingly violent persecution. The girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. As she assimilates into her new life, she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind. They…

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Travis Richardson discusses and signs “Bloodshot And Bruised: Crime Stories from the South and West”

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

A boy makes a series of bad decisions after his father bans him from reading books. A Jewish family is forever changed when a boy with a Neo-Nazi background is thrust into their lives. A man’s epic downfall is narrated through a beer ad. An arthritic grandmother hopes to serve justice to an untouchable, evil sheriff. A heavy-metal rocker’s life takes a radical turn during the 1992 LA riots. These are a few stories in Bloodshot And Bruised, a blistering…

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Christian Kracht discusses and signs “The Dead”

November 29 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

In Berlin, Germany, in the early 1930s, the acclaimed Swiss film director Emil Nägeli receives the assignment of a lifetime: travel to Japan and make a film to establish the dominance of Adolf Hitler's Nazi empire once and for all. But his handlers are unaware that Nägeli has colluded with the Jewish film critics to pursue an alternative objective--to create a monumental, modernist, allegorical spectacle to warn the world of the horror to come. Meanwhile, in Japan, the film minister…

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Dan DeWeese, with Daniel Quartz, discusses and signs “Gielgud”

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

Don Geary, a single father and freelance graphic designer, barely manages to make ends meet as he works the margins of the churning creative economy in Portland, Oregon, during the Obama administration. Talented but solitary, sensitive but critical, Geary tries to make it through a season in which he monitors the rise of social media and local “thought leaders” from an increasingly desperate position. In scenes of humor, anxiety, tenderness, and desire, Gielgud chronicles men and women who, in a…

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December 2018

Bruce W. Talamon, in conversation with Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire), discussing & signing “Bruce W. Talamon: Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs 1972-1982”

December 1 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Bruce W. Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene. He caught his first big break landing a position as a staff photographer at SOUL Newspaper in LA in the early 1970s, just as soul, R&B, and funk were becoming part of the mainstream. He captured the…

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Joshua Rivkin discusses and signs “Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly”

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

Cy Twombly was a man obsessed with myth and history--including his own. Shuttling between stunning homes in Italy and the United States where he perfected his room-size canvases, he managed his public image carefully and rarely gave interviews. Upon first seeing Twombly's remarkable paintings, writer Joshua Rivkin became obsessed himself with the mysterious artist, and began chasing every lead, big or small--anything that might illuminate those works, or who Twombly really was. Now, after unprecedented archival research and years of…

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Brittany Ackerman, Siel Ju, & Nicelle Davis discuss and sign “The Perpetual Motion Machine,” “Cake Time,” & “The Walled Wife”

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

Inspired by a brother's high school science project--a perpetual motion machine that could save the world-- The Perpetual Motion Machine is a memoir in essays that attempts to save a sibling by depicting the visceral pain that accompanies longing for some past impossibility. The collection has been a science project in its study of memory, in the calculation and plotting of the moments that make up a childhood. The preparation has been "in the field" in that it is built…

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Graham Nash & Hugh Syme sign “Our House”

December 8 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash collaborates with award-winning graphic artist Hugh Syme (Art of Rush) in bringing the lyrics of the Nash classic song "Our House” to a winsome illustrated book. The iconic song, a love child of the Laurel Canyon era, was written fifty years ago when Graham Nash and Joni Mitchell were living in her canyon bungalow, with two cats and a whole lot of countercultural domestic bliss. Genre: Fiction

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Kara Cooney discusses and signs “When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt”

December 9 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Kara Cooney discusses and signs When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Regularly, repeatedly, and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers. But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this…

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Justin Murphy discusses and signs “Whiskey Jelly Blues”

December 11 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Cassidy is a long-haired, Choose Your Own Adventure author and part-time bartender. In an attempt to escape the haunting memory of an abortion, he and his wife Phoenix, a once free-spirited, pot-smoking poet trapped in a job as copywriter for a public relations firm, leave Los Angeles and move to the East Coast. Phoenix can barely function. Cassidy drinks too much and takes refuge in long-distance phone calls with his friend Cliff, still living in Los Angeles. When Cassidy shares…

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Activity: A Special Holiday Market at Book Soup

December 15 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Journal of Alta California brings a California-themed market to Book Soup, featuring author book signings, gift items and products made in California, refreshments and more! Genre: Fiction

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