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May 2018

Reading: 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Reading Series

May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join finalists of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for readings of their nominated works. All readings are free and open to the public. Genre: LGBTQ+

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Discussion and Book Signing: Michael Pollan, “How to Change Your Mind”

May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Vroman’s Bookstore presents Michael Pollan, in conversation with author Mark Haskell Smith, discussing and signing How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Michael Ondaatje, “Warlight”

May 31 @ 7:00 pm

Vroman’s Bookstore presents An Evening with Michael Ondaatje discussing and signing Warlight From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. Genre: Historical Fiction

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June 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: David Graeber, “Bullshit Jobs”

June 13 @ 7:30 pm

From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. PLEASE NOTE: This event will be at the…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Michael Chabon, “Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces”

June 13 @ 8:00 pm

For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then thirteen, to Paris Men's Fashion Week. Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was in his element chatting with designers he idolized and turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season; Chabon Sr., whose interest in clothing stops at "thrift-shopping for vintage western shirts or Hermès neckties," sat idly by, staving off yawns and fighting the…

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August 2018

Author Luncheon with Fiona Davis, “The Masterpiece”

August 10 @ 12:00 pm

Our DIESEL Author Literary Luncheon Series resumes in Santa Monica with Fiona Davis for her new novel, The Masterpiece, on Friday, August 10th 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 Fiona Davis is $75, which includes one copy of the book. Please contact the store at 310-576-9960 to purchase tickets. In her latest captivating…

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