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Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
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October 2018

Joe Ide discusses and signs “Wrecked”

October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Joe Ide to the store to discuss and sign his latest mystery in the IQ series, Wrecked, on Sunday, October 21st at 3:00 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. Isaiah Quintabe--IQ for short--has never been more successful or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach has made him so notorious that he can hardly…

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Diane Leslie’s Book Group with Edan Lepucki discuss “Woman No. 17”

October 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
$20

Diane Leslie's Book Group with Author meets to discuss Edan Lepucki's novel, Woman No. 17, on Tuesday, October 23rd at 5pm. The best part? Edan Lepucki will be joining in the discussion! Seating is limited and reservations are required for this event. There is a $20 fee, and you must purchase your copy of the book from DIESEL. Please contact Diane Leslie to reserve a spot. Genre: Fiction

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Brendan Kane discusses and signs “One Million Followers”

October 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Brendan Kane to the store to discuss and sign One Million Followers: How I Built A Massive Social Following in 30 Days on Sunday, October 28th at 3:00 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. Genre: Nonfiction

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Renee Linnell discusses and signs “The Burn Zone”

October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Renee Linnell to the store to discuss and sign The Burn Zone: A Memoir on Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. How did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum…

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November 2018

Amy Stanton & Catherine Connors discuss and sign “The Feminine Revolution”

November 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Feminine traits that were once disparaged as weaknesses--such as sensitivity, intuition, and feeling emotional--are reclaimed as powerful strengths that can be embraced as the keys to a happier life for everyone. Challenging old and outdated perceptions that feminine traits are weaknesses, The Feminine Revolution revisits those characteristics to show how they are powerful assets that should be embraced rather than maligned. It argues that feminine traits have been mischaracterized as weak, fragile, diminutive, and embittered for too long, and offers…

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Gil Garcetti and Larry Livingston sign “Protea: The Magic and the Mystery”

November 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

In Protea: The Magic and the Mystery photographer Gil Garcetti approaches the still-life subject with the same intimacy and insight he brings to his human subjects. Accompanied by whimsical and, at times, passionate prose from writer, Larry Livingston, these dramatic images reveal the unique personality of each bloom. Genre: Graphic Novels, Art

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December 2018

Rachel Cobb discusses and signs “Mistral”

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Mistral is a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind. Photographer Rachel Cobb illustrates the effects of this relentless wind that funnels down the Rhône Valley, periodically gusting to 120 km per hour--hurricane strength on the Beaufort wind force scale. The region has, accordingly, adjusted to accommodate the mistral's impact. Some houses are built the traditional way, with few or no windows on the windward side and the main entrance on the sheltered side. Heavy stones hold down terra-cotta…

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January 2019

Erica Spiegelman discusses and signs “The Rewired Life”

January 6 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

The Rewired Life is a complementary book to Erica's previous book Rewired. Here she takes the concept of self-actualization and demonstrates how to practice it in all aspects of one's life. The Rewired Life introduces a way to look at life that changes a person's neuro-pathways by increasing one's emotional awareness, guiding them on how to take care of their bodies and minds, and implementing routines and ways of thinking that will nourish their mind, body, and spirit. Genre: Healing…

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Susan Jaques discusses and signs “The Caesar of Paris”

January 13 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon's dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into "the new Rome"-- Europe's cultural capital--through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His initiatives and his aggressive pursuit of antiquities and classical treasures from Italy gave Paris much of the classical beauty we know and adore today. Genre: Nonfiction

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Christine S. O’Brien discusses and signs “Crave”

January 20 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Hunger comes in many forms. In her memoir, Crave, Christine S. O'Brien tells a story of family turmoil and incessant hunger hidden behind the luxury and privilege of New York's famed Dakota apartment building. Her explosively angry father was ABC Executive Ed Scherick, the successful television and film producer who created shows and films like ABC's Wide World of Sports and The Stepford Wives. Raised on a farm in the Midwest, her calm, beautiful mother Carol narrowly survived a dramatic…

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Publication Party! Amanda Sthers discusses and signs “Holy Lands”

January 27 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

As comic as it is deeply moving, Holy Lands chronicles several months in the lives of an estranged family of colorful eccentrics. Harry Rosenmerck is an aging Jewish cardiologist who has left his thriving medical practice in New York--to raise pigs in Israel. His ex-wife, Monique, ruminates about their once happy marriage even as she quietly battles an aggressive illness. Their son, David, an earnest and successful playwright, has vowed to reconnect with his father since coming out. Annabelle, their…

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Publication Party! Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs “Out of the Dark”

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

When darkness closes in--he's your last, best hope. Evan Smoak returns in Gregg Hurwitz's #1 international bestselling Orphan X series. Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets--i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when…

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February 2019

Ben H. Winters discusses and signs “Golden State” at DIESEL, A Bookstore

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

In a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the Golden State, a nation standing where California once did, a place where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life and governance impossible. In the Golden State, knowingly contradicting the truth is the greatest crime--and stopping those crimes is Laz's job. In its service, he…

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Anne Ward discusses and signs “If Paintings Could Talk”

February 10 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Anne Ward to the store to discuss and sign If Paintings Could Talk: An iPad Journal on Sunday, February 10th at 3:00 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. Anne Ward is a professional artist who has been exhibiting her paintings for the past twenty years. She began using the iPad as a portable studio tucked in her purse as a simple means…

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Dani Shapiro discusses and signs “Inheritance”

February 17 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Dani Shapiro back to the store to discuss and sign her new memoir Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love on Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm. Joining Dani in conversation will be actress/author Jamie Lee Curtis. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a…

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Geoff Dyer and David Thomson discuss and sign their new books

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

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Geoff Dyer and David Thomson to the store to discuss and sign Broadsword Calling Danny Boy: Watching 'Where Eagles Dare and Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire on Tuesday, February 26th at 6:30 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. Hot on the heels of The Oscars, Geoff and David will no doubt have some of their own comments about the…

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March 2019

Piper Cochrane and Marc Wanamaker discuss and sign “The Cochrane Brothers and the Making of Universal Pictures”

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

DIESEL, A Bookstore presents Piper Cochran and Marc Wanamaker who will be discussing and signing their book, "The Cochrane Brothers and the Making of Universal Pictures." This event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to the store. Genre: Nonfiction

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Lisa See discusses and signs “The Island of Sea Women” at DIESEL

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

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See will be at DIESEL to discuss and sign "The Island of Sea Women." Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of…

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Victoria Riskin discusses and signs “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin”

March 10 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Join Victoria Riskin at DIESEL for a discussion and signing of "Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir." Her memoir shares a dual biography of two of Hollywood's most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood's golden age, written by their daughter, an acclaimed writer and producer. Genre: Memoir

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Paul Cummins discusses and signs “Paul Cummins: The Collected Poems”

March 14 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Join Paul Cummins at DIESEL for a discussion and signing of "Paul Cummins: The Collected Poems." His poetry collection explores everyday life and the core issues of human experience while providing genuine aesthetic treats such as unusual forms, rhyme & rhythm in synch, assonance, and imagery. This event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to the store. Genre: Poetry

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Celebration: The Ultimate Droodles Compendium

March 21 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with Fritz Holznagel, Claudia Sloan, and Jason Stuart for a celebration and discussion of "The Ultimate Droodles Compendium: The Absurdly Complete Collection of All the Classic Zany Creations" by Roger Price. There will be a captioning contest and the winner of the best caption will receive a free copy of the book and there will be Droodle swag for the runners up, all courtesy of the publisher. Genre: Art

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Laila Lalami discusses and signs “The Other Americans”

March 23 @ 4:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to DIESEL to celebrate Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami and the launch of her newest book, "The Other Americans." Her novel is a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant--at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. This event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to the store. All are welcome to join in the publication…

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Julie M. Albright discusses and signs “Left to Their Own Devices”

March 28 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to DIESEL to celebrate Julie M. Albright and the launch of her newest book,"Left to Their Own Devices." In it, she explores the many ways that digital natives' interaction with technology has changed their relationship with people, places, jobs, and other stabilizing structures and created a new way of life that is at odds with the American Dream of past generations. This event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to the store. Genre: Nonfiction

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Wendi Knox discusses and signs “From Muck to Magic”

March 31 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to DIESEL to celebrate Wendi Knox and the launch of her newest book,"From Muck to Magic." It is a one-of-a-kind inspirational book with heart, art, and humor that takes women on a poetic journey from the muck of self-doubt to the magic of self-love. This event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to the store. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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April 2019

Michael Gungor discusses and signs “This: Becoming Free”

April 7 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Check out Michael Gungor and his book "This: Becoming Free" at DIESEL. Through personal story, parable, philosophy, physics, and absurdity, Gungor shows us that who we think we are is an illusion, a constriction of reality that creates suffering in our lives. "This: Becoming Free" is a letter of love, reminding you of who you truly are under those stories of yours. Genre: Memoir

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Monica L. Smith discusses and signs “Cities: The first 6,000 Years”

April 16 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL presents author Monica L. Smith to launch "Cities: The first 6,000 Years." Her book is a sweeping history of cities through the millennia--from Mesopotamia to Manhattan--and how they have propelled Homo sapiens to dominance. Genre: Nonfiction

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Jo Giese discusses and signs “Never Sit if You Can Dance”

April 23 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with writer Jo Giese as she presents "Never Sit if You Can Dance" at DIESEL. Jo grew up thinking that the last thing she wanted was to be like her mother. Then it dawned on her that her own happiness was derived in large part from lessons Babe had taught her. Her mother might have had tomato aspic and stewed rhubarb in her fridge, while Jo had organic kale and almond milk in hers, but…

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5th Anniversary Independent Bookstore Day

April 27 @ 9:15 am
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at DIESEL. Enjoy a day of browsing, reading, and reveling in all things book-related to recognize the value of independent bookstores in our community. Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Genre: All Genres

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May 2019

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses “The Displaced”

May 2 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL presents author Viet Thanh Nguyen to discuss "The Displaced." This book collects the stories of 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences. It is a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind current headlines, with proceeds to support the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Lisa See will join Nguyen in conversation. Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction, Underrepresented Voices

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Cara Robertson discusses and signs “The Trial of Lizzie Borden”

May 5 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL presents author Cara Robertson to discuss and sign "The Trial of Lizzie Borden." Everyone--rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople--had an opinion about Lizzie Borden's guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn't she? This book explores the events surrounding the trial. Genre: History

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Janna King launches “Malibu Bluff”

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

Come out for an celebration with writer Janna King and "Malibu Bluff" at DIESEL. Every summer is designed as a dream for six twenty-something seasonaires chosen by Lyndon Wyld, the founder of her namesake clothing line. This summer takes these influential brand ambassadors to the West Coast, led by last season's Mia, who has been roped back in after her mother's death by a sweeter deal and the hope to leave her grief behind for the California sun. Genre: Fiction

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Pico Iyer discusses and signs “Autumn Light”

May 14 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL presents author Pico Iyer to discuss and sign "Autumn Light." This book is a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief. Genre: Nonfiction

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Matthew McGough discusses and signs “The Lazarus Files”

May 19 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with writer Matthew McGough and "The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation" at DIESEL. This book provides a deeply-reported, riveting account of a cold case murder in Los Angeles, unsolved until DNA evidence implicated a shocking suspect - a female detective within the LAPD's own ranks. Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Mieke Eerkens discusses and signs “All Ships Follow Me”

May 23 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Join Mieke Eerkens at DIESEL for a discussion and signing of "All Ships Follow Me." This book tells the saga of one family's experiences on both sides of WWII. It questions our common narrative of the conflict and our stark notions of victim and perpetrator, while tracing the lasting effects of war through several generations. Genre: History

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June 2019

Ben Rhodes discusses and signs “The World as It Is”

June 2 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to DIESEL Bookstore for an evening with writer Ben Rhodes and "The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House." This book tells the story of Rhodes's time working at the White House during Obama's historic presidency. Joining Ben in conversation will be Ambassador Derek Shearer.

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Jason Turbow launches “They Bled Blue”

June 4 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to DIESEL for an evening with writer Jason Turbow and the launch of "They Bled Blue." This book tells the story of the Los Angeles Dodgers' crazy 1981 season.

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Alan Eisenstock launches “Love Thy Neighbor”

June 11 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

If you enjoy nonfiction about the current state of America, check out Alan Eisenstock and the launch of "Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor's Struggle for Home in Rural America" at DIESEL. This book tells the powerful true story about a Muslim doctor's service to small-town America and the hope of overcoming our country's climate of hostility and fear.

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Tracy Strauss discusses and signs “I Just Haven’t Met You Yet”

June 18 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL Bookstore presents Tracy Strauss to discuss and sign "I Just Haven't Met You Yet: Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life." Digital Editor at Ms. Magazine, Carmen Rios will join Strauss in conversation. Written as an open love letter to the author's future life partner, "I Just Haven’t Met You Yet" details Tracy Strauss’ dating history and her journey to dismantle the effects and stigmas of an abusive past, break free of destructive relationship patterns, and ultimately conquer her…

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Obi Kaufmann discusses and signs “The State of Water”

June 30 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

If you interested in learning more about California and the water crisis, check out Obi Kaufmann and his book "The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource" at DIESEL bookstore. He will be in discussion with Marc Weingarten, author of "Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown." Kaufmann's book includes full-color maps that unravel the braided knot of California's water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources--a history that…

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July 2019

Tim Kirk, Rob Zabrecky, and Tim Davis discuss and sign “The Feral Boy who Lives in Griffith Park”

July 2 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Tim Kirk, Rob Zabrecky, and Tim Davis will discuss and sign "The Feral Boy who lives in Griffith Park" at DIESEL bookstore. The largest urban park in the nation, dwarfing New York's Central Park by five to one, is the fertile ground where new myths and legends grow. A murderous Western Swing guitarist, a golf caddie turned tabloid writer, a pair of tweakers at their first parent support group, a suicidal father taking his last hike, and other stories span…

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Scott Miller discusses and signs “From Management Mess to Leadership Success”

July 11 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Join Scott Miller at DIESEL bookstore for a discussion and signing of "From Management Mess to Leadership Success." This book recounts 30 leadership challenges, honed by Franklin Covey through years of research that illustrate how to rise when you fall and how to survive and even thrive as an unfiltered leader.

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Ed Rucker discusses and signs “Justice Makes a Killing”

July 14 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to DIESEL Bookstore for an evening with Ed Rucker and the second book in his Bobby Earl legal thriller series, "Justice Makes a Killing." When Bobby Earl meets the beautiful but vulnerable Kate Carlson, a prominent LA lawyer who awaits trial in a small town jail for a murder during a prison break, he thinks he knows what's at stake: negotiate a decent plea deal for a guilty client, pocket his fee and move on. But Kate insists…

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Frank Strausser discusses and signs “Plastic”

July 16 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

If you enjoy fiction set in Hollywood, check out Frank Strausser and the book launch for "Plastic" at Diesel Bookstore. Dr. Alexander Rivkin will join Strausser in conversation. This book is a novel of psychological suspense about some desperate Hollywood image makers who conspire to do the ultimate cover-up.

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Bruce Ferber discusses and signs “The Way We Work”

July 21 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Bruce Ferber will discuss "The Way We Work" at Diesel Bookstore. Writer/producer Brent Forrester will join Ferber in conversation. This book provides a window into the skill sets and the insanity that make movies and television tick. Essays by award-winning writers, directors, and producers chronicle the process and the obstacles facing those at the top of the creative food chain. Oral histories from executives to "below-the-line" workers describe life in the trenches, which often present as Stud's Terkel's Working--on acid.

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Chuck Klosterman discusses and signs “Raised in Captivity”

July 23 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to Diesel Bookstore for an evening with Chuck Klosterman and "Raised in Captivity." Editor-in-chief of The Ringer, Sean Fennessey, will join Klosterman in conversation. Fair warning: "Raised in Captivity" does not slot into a smooth preexisting groove. Funny, wise and weird in equal measure, "Raised in Captivity" bids fair to be one of the most original and exciting story collections in recent memory, a fever graph of our deepest unvoiced hopes, fears, and preoccupations. Ceaselessly inventive, hostile to…

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Tory Bilski discusses and signs “Wild Horses of the Summer Sun”

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

Join Tory Bilski at Diesel Bookstore for a discussion and signing of "Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland." When they first came to Thingeryar, these women were strangers to one another. The only thing they had in common was their passion for Icelandic horses. However, over the years, their relationships with each other deepen, growing older together and keeping each other young. Combining the self-discovery of "Eat, Pray, Love" and the sense of place of "Under…

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August 2019

Bill Connolly discusses and signs “Mindspace”

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

If you enjoy inspirational novels, check out Bill Connolly discuss and sign "Mindspace: How to Love a More Creative Life in an Age of Distraction" at Diesel, a bookstore in Brentwood. This book uncovers the innate and varied benefits of creative thinking, including its impact on personal identity and growth, its ability to breed empathy, and its potential to help solve big global problems.

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Robert Crais discusses and signs “A Dangerous Man”

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

Robert Crais will discuss "A Dangerous Man" at Diesel Bookstore. In this book, Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank the same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are…

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Keven Bellows discusses and signs “Late Harvest”

August 18 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Keven Bellows shares from her third book of poetry, which is a "gathering" of a lifetime of thoughts, ideas, and memories and follows her previous book about her husband's battle with Alzheimer's.

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September 2019

Amy Waldman discusses and signs “A Door in the Earth”

September 12 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Amy Waldman will discuss and sign "A Door in the Earth" at Diesel Bookstore. This book delivers a breathtaking and achingly nuanced examination of the grays in a landscape where black and white answers have long been the only currency. A bone-chilling takedown of America's misguided use of soft power.

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Diane Leslie’s Book Group discuss “A Student of History”

September 17 @ 5:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Purchase Required

Diane Leslie's Book Group with Author meets to discuss Nina Revoyr's novel "A Student of History." Seating is limited and reservations are required for this event. There is a $20 fee, and you must purchase your copy of the book from DIESEL. Please contact Diane Leslie to reserve a spot.

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Amir Alexander discusses and signs “Proof!”

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

Come see Amir Alexander discuss and sign "Proof!: How the World Became Geometrical" at the Diesel Bookstore. This book tells the monumental story of the geometries that were carved into our world, the beliefs they supported, and the ways they shape our lives to this day.

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Barbara Netterson-Horowitz, Kathryn Bowers, and Katharine Gammon discuss and sign “Wildhood”

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

Diesel's Bookstore presents Barbara Netterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, in conversation with Katharine Gammon about "Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Others Animals." This book is a profound and necessary guide to the perilous, thrilling, and universal journey to adulthood on planet earth.

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October 2019

Seane Corn discusses and signs “Revolution of the Soul”

October 6 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Seane Corn will discuss and sign "Revolution of the Soul" at DIESEL Bookstore. This book guides its readers into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing--not just as abstract ideas but as embodied, fully-felt wisdom.

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November 2019

Andrea Marcellus discusses and signs “The Weigh In”

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

Listen to Andrea Marcellus give advice on losing weight and keeping it off.

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Australian Crime Writers in America Tour

November 8 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

DIESEL Bookstore hosts Australian crime writers Jock Serong, Emma Viskic, Sulari Gentill, and Robert Gott to discuss and sign their respective novels "Preservation," "Resurrection Bay," "A Murder Unmentioned," and "The Holiday Murders."

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Robert Kerbeck discusses and signs “Malibu Burning”

November 10 @ 3:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Robert Kerbeck fought one of the worst fires in California history, the Woolsey Fire of 2018. Along with his wife and teenage son, they saved their Malibu home as a result of training and gear they acquired on their own.

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Nadine Jolie Courtney discusses and signs “All-American Muslim Girl”

November 12 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come see Nadine Jolie Courtney launch "All-American Muslim Girl" at DIESEL Bookstore. This book is a relevant, relatable story of being caught between two worlds, and the struggles and hard-won joys of finding your place.

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Stefano Bloch discusses and signs “Going All City”

November 13 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

If you enjoy LA writers, check out Stefano Bloch and "Going All City" at DIESEL Bookstore. Bloch will be in conversation with Susan Philips. This book is the mesmerizing and painful story of young graffiti writers, told by one of their own. Prolific LA writer Stefano Bloch came of age in the late 1990s amid constant violence, poverty, and vulnerability. He recounts vicious interactions with police; debating whether to take undocumented friends with gunshot wounds to the hospital; coping with…

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