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Book Soup

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

September 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Doug Eboch, “The Hollywood Pitching Bible”

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

Ken Aguado and Doug Eboch are guys who walk the walk, and here they talk the talk. They know as well as anyone how to navigate the trickiest waters on the continent: Hollywood's pitching process. The Hollywood Pitching Bible breaks it down, step by step. From choosing the right idea, to selling it in the room, this book tells you how it's done, in clear language, suitable for the beginner or the seasoned Hollywood professional. Genre: Nonfiction

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Reading: Poetry with Michael Broder, Robert Carr, and Ramón García

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

Join poets Michael Broder, Robert Carr, and Ramón García for an evening of poetry readings exploring love, loss and reparation across generations. Genre: Poetry

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Discussion and Book Signing: Nancy Boyarsky, “Liar, Liar”

September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Mary Ellen Barnes is suing her university's star quarterback for rape when the authorities won't act. In the court of public opinion, Mary Ellen appears to be the quintessential good girl. But her lies and mysterious comings and goings lead Nicole to suspect that she's not what she seems. It isn't just Mary Ellen who's acting suspiciously. Nicole's fiancé begs her not to look into the case--but when the witness goes missing during the trial, she is caught up in…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Josh Sabarra, with Missy Martinez and Dylan James, for Lambda LitFest 2018

September 30 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Bestselling author Josh Sabarra returns to the legendary Book Soup in West Hollywood to revisit his explosive book, PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR, through an entirely new lens — especially for Lamba Literary’s LitFest 2018. Joined by adult superstars Missy Martinez and Dylan James, Josh will lead a conversation about coming out, coming of age and, well, coming. The discussion will allow guests to participate in a lively and candid discussion that promises to answer everything they've ever wanted to ask…

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Discussion: Porn Again: More than a Memoir

September 30 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Bestselling author Josh Sabarra returns to the legendary Book Soup in West Hollywood to revisit his explosive book, PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR, through an entirely new lens. Joined by adult superstars Missy Martinez and Dylan James, Josh will lead a conversation about coming out, coming of age and, well, coming. The discussion will allow guests to participate in a lively and candid discussion that promises to answer everything they’ve ever wanted to ask about the porn industry and its impact…

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October 2018

Ryan Hampton discusses and signs “American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis – And How to End It”

October 1 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is the hope? Where's the outrage? Ryan Hampton is a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform his life's mission. Through the wildly successful non-profit organization Facing Addiction, Hampton has been rocketed…

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Leslie Zemeckis discusses and signs “Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl”

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

Some women capture our attention like no others. Faith Bacon and Sally Rand were beautiful blondes from humble backgrounds who shot to fame behind a pair of oversize ostrich fans, but with very different outcomes. Sally Rand would go on to perform for the millions who attended the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, becoming America's sweetheart. Faith Bacon, the Marilyn Monroe of her time--once anointed the "world's most beautiful woman"--would experience the dark side of fame and slip into drug…

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Olga Tokcarczuk & translator Jenny Craft discuss and sign “Flights”

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

From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly…

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Sarah Fawn Montgomery discusses and signs “Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir”

October 9 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Diagnosed with severe anxiety, PTSD, and OCD in her early twenties, Sarah Fawn Montgomery spent the next ten years seeking treatment and the language with which to describe the indescribable consequences of her mental illness. Faced with disbelief, intolerable side effects, and unexpected changes in her mental health as a result of treatment, Montgomery turned to American history and her own personal history--including her turbulent childhood and the violence she faced as a young woman--to make sense of the experience.…

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Barry Gifford, in conversation with Jim Ruland, discusses and signs “The Cuban Club: Stories”

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

A masterpiece of mood and setting, character and remembrance, The Cuban Club is Barry Gifford's ultimate coming-of-age story told as sixty-seven linked tales, a creation myth of the Fall as seen through the eyes of an innocent boy on the cusp of becoming an innocent man. Set in Chicago in the 1950s and early 1960s against the backdrop of small-time hoodlums in the Chicago mob and the girls and women attached to them, there is the nearness of heinous crimes,…

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Jim Provenzano discusses and signs “Now I’m Here”

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

So begins the voice of Eric Gottlund in Jim Provenzano's latest novel, Now I'm Here, as he begins his tale of how two boys discovered, lost, and then found each other again in the small town of Serene, Ohio, in the 1970s and '80s. It is both pointed and poignant. As the town's history is slowly erased by fading memories and encroaching suburbia, Eric brings back to life the two friends who showed him what true courage is. Fighting religious…

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Thea Lim, with Jean Chen Ho, discusses and signs “An Ocean of Minutes”

October 13 @ 2:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

In the vein of The Time Traveler's Wife and Station Eleven, a sweeping literary love story about two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart. America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan--time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she…

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Cherise Wolas discusses and signs “The Family Tabor”

October 14 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life well lived. Gathering together in Palm Springs for the celebration are his wife, Roma, a distinguished child psychologist, and their children: Phoebe, a high-powered attorney; Camille, a brilliant social anthropologist; and Simon, a big-firm lawyer, who brings his glamorous wife and two young daughters. But immediately, cracks begin to appear in this smooth facade: Simon hasn't been sleeping through…

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Joseph Olshan discusses and signs “Black Diamond Fall”

October 15 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

From the acclaimed author of CLARA'S HEART and CLOUDLAND comes a rich, literary mystery based and united by two real events that occurred at Middlebury College; the disappearance of a student during winter break; and the vandalism of the Robert Frost Homestead located on one of the outer campuses. Luc Flanders has just finished playing a game of pond hockey with his college roommates when he realizes he has lost something precious and goes back to the ice to find…

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Justine Bateman discusses and signs “Fame: The Hijacking of Reality”

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

Entertainment shows, magazines, websites, and other channels continuously report the latest sightings, heartbreaks, and triumphs of the famous to a seemingly insatiable public. Millions of people go to enormous lengths to achieve Fame. Fame is woven into our lives in ways that may have been unimaginable in years past. And yet, is Fame even real? Contrary to tangible realities, Fame is one of those "realities" that we, as a society, have made. Why is that and what is it about…

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