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225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
+13105769960 http://www.dieselbookstore.com/brentwood-info

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February 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Jamie Cat Callan, “Parisian Charm School”

February 25 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Jamie Cat Callan to the store to discuss and sign Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi on Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. We all know that French women don't get fat. But their famous je ne sais quoi comes from more than just body type--something anyone…

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March 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Lauren Toyota, “Vegan Comfort Classics”

March 15 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

YouTube sensation Lauren Toyota of hot for food is hitting the road to promote her new cookbook Vegan Comfort Classics. We're pleased to be a stop on her book tour sponsored by Greyhound. Lauren will be vlogging the tour for her YouTube channels so come join us and be part of the scene! A fun and irreverent take on vegan comfort food that's saucy, sweet, sassy, and most definitely deep-fried. Genre: Cooking

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Luncheon: Kristin Hannah, “The Great Alone”

March 16 @ 12:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
$75

Our DIESEL Author Literary Luncheon Series resumes in Santa Monica with New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah for her new novel, The Great Alone, on Friday, March 16th at 12:00 pm. The luncheon will be held at the wonderful Amici Brentwood, conveniently located a half a block from the bookstore at 2538 San Vicente Blvd. The cost for the luncheon with Kristin Hannah and a copy of the book is $75. Please contact the store at 310-576-9960 to purchase…

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Book Launch: Dean Sluyter, “Fear Less”

March 20 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Dean Sluyter back to the store to discuss and sign Fear Less on Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 pm. This will be his publication party and all are welcome to attend. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. These days there's so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it--along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl, “The Wonder Down Under: The Insider’s Guide to the Anatomy, Biology, and Reality of the Vagina”

March 22 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

The Wonder Down Under is a comprehensive guide to a miraculous and complex part of the body that too few of us (regardless of gender) are all that familiar with--the vagina. With wisdom, humor, and scientific aplomb, medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl take readers on a fascinating journey of female sexual organs and sexual health--from the clitoris to contraception to cervical cancer. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Luis Alberto Urrea, “The House of Broken Angels”

March 25 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel's half-brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Jimmy Steinfeldt, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Lens Vols. I & II”

March 29 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

During his 30 years in the photography business, Jimmy Steinfeldt has worked with everyone from Miles Davis to the Ramones. He cites photographer Richard Avedon and cinematographer Karl Freund among his strongest influences. Jimmy's unique photographic style conveys the personality of his artist-musician subjects while conveying the story of their music. Rock 'N' Roll Lens Volumes I & II are full of concert photographs and stories. Genre: Music

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April 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Carol Muske-Dukes, “Blue Rose”

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Carol Muske-Dukes has won acclaim for poetry that marries sophisticated intelligence, emotional resonance, and lyrical intensity. The poems in her new collection, Blue Rose, navigate around the idea of the unattainable - the elusive nature of poetry, of knowledge, of the fact that we know so little of the lives of others, of the world in which we live. Some poems respond to matters of women, birth, and the struggle for reproductive rights, or to issues like gun control and…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Diana Saltoon-Briggs, “Wife, Just Let Go”

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

An extraordinary love story, Wife Just Let Go, are the last words Robert Briggs wrote to his wife before he passed away from Alzheimer's disease. A publisher, literary agent, and author who deeply felt the influence of the Beat era, Robert never stopped writing. Even in his later stages of Alzheimer's, Robert was able to share insights into what he called "the power of aging," and his love of poetry, jazz, and Zen. He continued to write, valiantly, of his…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Susan Goldman Rubin, “Coco Chanel”

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, she traces Coco's development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition and praise. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry, as well as her fierce competition with the…

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Discussion and Book Signing: James Dorsey, “Baboons for Lunch”

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Author and explorer James Dorsey has spent two decades visiting the world's most remote tribal cultures. In Baboons for Lunch and Other Sordid Adventures, he tells his remarkable travel stories in rollicking accounts that keep readers off balance and eager for more. Many more stories are funny, others are poignant, and quite a few are heart-stopping, while others are unique insights into remote ways of life most of the world does not know exists. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Hilary Zaid, “Paper is White”

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

When oral historian Ellen Margolis and her girlfriend decide to get married, Ellen realizes that she can't go through with a wedding until she tells her grandmother. There's only one problem: her grandmother is dead. As the two young women beat their own early path toward marriage equality, Ellen's longing to plumb that voluminous silence draws her into a clandestine entanglement with a wily Holocaust survivor--a woman with more to hide than tell--and a secret search for buried history. If…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Maurya Simon, “The Wilderness: New & Selected Poems, 1980-2016” and Peggy Shumaker, “Cairn: New & Selected”

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Maurya Simon’s new volume, The Wilderness, represents the culmination of over thirty years of her poetry writing and explores the most vital aspects of our lives: the power of language, the mysteries of the natural world, and how we may endure and transcend the losses that besiege us as we live fully in the world. This is also an illustrated volume of poems, for it showcases 17 of the Weavers Series and Cat’s Cradle paintings by the author's late mother…

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