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05/26/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Anastasia Higginbotham w/ Ben Karlin, Abraham Higginbotham, Peter Paige & Michaela Watkins presents Divorce Is the Worst ( Ordinary Terrible Things )

Kids are told, "It’s for the best"--and one day, it may be. But right now, divorce is the "worst." With honesty and humor, Anastasia Higginbotham beautifully conveys the challenge of staying whole when your entire world, and the people in it, split apart. Exceptional in its child-centered portrayal, "Divorce Is the Worst" is an invaluable tool for families, therapeutic professionals, and divorce mediators struggling to address this common and complex experience.  Divorce Is the Worst is the first book in a series of feminist children's books, Ordinary Terrible Things, which deals with common childhood crises and how children themselves find their own way to cope and grow. (Feminist Press)

"How can you not love a children's author who sees so clearly from her reader's point of view?"--Julie Bowen, actress, "Modern Family"

"This book provides, through honest language and evocative imagery, a uniquely realistic view of how children experience divorce. While neither softening or white-washing this difficult topic, Higginbotham offers an ultimately comforting message to parents and children experiencing separation and divorce."--Lisa Spiegel, LMHC, "Soho Parenting"

ISBN: 9781558618800
Price: $16.95

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05/27/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Audrey Shulman presents and signs Sitting in Bars with Cake: Lessons and Recipes from One Year of Trying to Bake My Way to a Boyfriend

It's hard to meet people in a big city, let alone any city. And after living in LA for several years as a single lady, Audrey Shulman turned to baking. But rather than eating her cakes solo over the sink, she brought them to bars, luring guys with a heady dose of butter and sugar.  Sitting in Bars with Cake recounts Audrey's year spent baking, bar-hopping, and offering slices of cake to men in the hope of finding her boyfriend (or, at the very least, a date). With 35 inventive recipes based on her interactions with guys from all walks of life, from a Sticky Maple Kiss Cake to a Bitter Chocolate Dump Cake, this charming book pairs each cake with a short essay and tongue-in-cheek lesson about picking up boys in bars. (Harry N. Abrams)
 

ISBN: 9781419715822
Price: $24.95

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05/27/2015 - 7:00 pm
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WEHO Reads presents Ashlee Vance, in conversation with Joel Stein, discussing and signing Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Event location: West Hollywood Public Library
Elon Musk is the most daring entrepreneur of our time.  There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. More than any other executive today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science fiction fantasy.  In this lively, investigative account, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance offers an unprecedented look into the remarkable life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious businessman. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family, and his friends, the book traces his journey from his difficult upbringing in South Africa to his ascent to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than fifty hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to three hundred people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies and to paint a portrait of a complex man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation--all while making plenty of enemies along the way. (Ecco Press)
The City of West Hollywood celebrates the literary community with WeHo Reads, which consists of a year-round author series featuring new and noteworthy authors at the West Hollywood Library and a full day of literary events scheduled for September 26, 2015. WeHo Reads is a collaborative project of the City of West Hollywood, the West Hollywood Library branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, the Friends of the West Hollywood Library, and Book Soup. For more information please visit www.weho.org/wehoreads. To rsvp for this event please call Book Soup at (310) 659-3110 or email us at info@booksoup.com

ISBN: 9780062301239
Price: $28.99

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05/28/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Gagosian Gallery and Book Soup present an evening with Sally Mann

In conversation with David Ulin from the Los Angeles Times
 
This event will be held at The Attic, lovated at 1643 Cosmo Street, Los Angeles, CA  90028.
Gagosian Gallery and Book Soup present An Evening with Sally Mann
Acclaimed photographer Sally Mann presents her revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs. In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.  Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land . . . racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."  In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.  (Little Brown & Company)
This event will be held at The Attic, lovated at 1643 Cosmo Street, Los Angeles, CA  90028.Tickets are $38.00 + tax per person and will include a copy of Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs and are now available at Book Soup. Please call or visit the store to get yours!

ISBN: 11-99-57630-1
Price: $38.00

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05/31/2015 - 4:00 pm
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Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein present and sign Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment

From the beloved stars of TLC's "The Little Couple" comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents.   Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC's hit show "The Little Couple." Though they both have dwarfism, they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive, can-do attitude. The show has featured the lives of Jennifer (a respected neonatologist) and Bill (a successful entrepreneur) from their marriage in 2009, to the launch of their pet shop, to the adoption of their children, to Jen's overcoming cancer.   Now, for the first time Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes, never-before-told stories about how they fell in love, what inspires them, and the passions that drive their success.  Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life: make the world a better place through encouragement and education.  (Howard Books)
 

ISBN: 9781476794709
Price: $25.00

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06/01/2015 - 6:00 pm SPECIAL TIME!
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Pamela Fiori presents and signs In the Spirit of Monte Carlo

In the Spirit of Monte Carlo chronicles the 700-year-old Grimaldi dynasty, the artists and socialites who first brought the luxury and glamour, the fairy-tale story of how Hollywood darling Grace Kelly attracted the celebrity spotlight, the city's vibrant arts and culture scene and legendary Grand Prix race, and the recent, controversial metamorphosis of the cityscape. This gorgeous volume also includes an insider's guide featuring the best hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, shopping, attractions, and activities in Monte Carlo and its environs. (Assouline)

ISBN: 9781614282136
Price: $45.00

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06/02/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Michal Lemberger presents and signs After Abel and Other Stories

Eve considers motherhood. Miriam tends Moses. Lot's wife looks back. 
Vividly reimagined with startling contemporary clarity, Michal Lemberger's debut collection of short stories gives voice to silent, oft-marginalized biblical women: their ambitions, their love for their children, their values, their tremendous struggles and challenges. Informed by Lemberger's deep knowledge of the Bible, each of these nine stories story recasts a biblical saga from the perspective of a pivotal woman. (Prospect Park Books)

ISBN: 9781938849473
Price: $16.00

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06/03/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Anna North with Maggie Shipstead discusses and signs The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Gripping and provocative, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is a haunting story of fame, love, and legacy told through the propulsive rise of an iconoclastic artist. Sophie Stark begins her filmmaking career by creating a documentary about her obsession, Daniel, a college basketball star. But when she becomes too invasive, she finds herself the victim of a cruel retribution. The humiliation doesn't stop her. Visionary and unapologetic, Sophie begins to use stories from the lives of those around her to create movies, and as she gains critical recognition and acclaim, she risks betraying the one she loves most.  Told in a chorus of voices belonging to those who knew Sophie best, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is an intimate portrait of an elusive woman whose monumental talent and relentless pursuit of truth reveal the cost of producing great art. (Blue Rider Press)

ISBN: 9780399173394
Price: $26.95

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06/04/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Lea Black presents and signs Red Carpets & White Lies

In a city known for its never-ending parties, Miami socialite Leigh Anatole White hosts the most extravagant party of them all. Her annual Charity Ball, a star-studded benefit for troubled teens, is the most highly anticipated event of the season, and Leigh pulls out all the stops to ensure it doesn’t disappoint.
This year the tenth anniversary of the Ball Leigh has decided to give Miami one last blowout before relinquishing her title as hostess. Suffice it to say, the pressure is on: this year’s Charity Ball simply must be the best yet. With help from her committee, a few close friends, a masterful personal assistant and her supportive husband, Leigh is poised to deliver. Even the dirty secrets and entanglements of her friends and pseudo-friends the good-hearted, hard-drinking gossip queen Dixie Johnson; drag queen extraordinaire Diva Elaine Manchester; and bronzed, botoxed and backstabbing Katie Parker, to name a few can t slow her down.
When an influential art dealer shows up, offering to provide high-end artwork for the Charity Ball s auction, Leigh is thrilled. This is just what the gala needs to set it apart from previous years, and after all of Leigh’s hard work, it looks as though the last Charity Ball may just live up to the hype. But as always in the world of Miami s rich and shameless, a scandal is never far off and this one hits "everyone" close to home." (Beaufort Books)

ISBN: 9780825307485
Price: $24.95

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06/05/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Robert Guffey presents and signs Chameleo

A mesmerizing mix of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Philip K. Dick, Chameleo is a true account of what happened in a seedy Southern California town when an enthusiastic and unrepentant heroin addict named Dion Fuller sheltered a U.S. Marine who'd stolen night vision goggles and perhaps a few top secret files from a nearby military base. Dion found himself arrested (under the ostensible auspices of The Patriot Act) for conspiring with international terrorists to smuggle Top Secret military equipment out of Camp Pendleton. The fact that Dion had absolutely nothing to do with international terrorists, smuggling, Top Secret military equipment, or Camp Pendleton didn't seem to bother the military. He was released from jail after a six-day-long Abu-Ghraib-style interrogation. Subsequently, he believed himself under intense government scrutiny - and, he suspected, the subject of bizarre experimentation involving "cloaking"- electro-optical camouflage so extreme it renders observers practically invisible from a distance of some meters - by the Department of Homeland Security. Hallucination? Perhaps - except Robert Guffey, an English teacher and Dion's friend, tracked down and interviewed one of the scientists behind the project codenamed "Chameleo," experimental technology which appears to have been stolen by the U.S. Department of Defense and deployed on American soil. More shocking still, Guffey discovered that the DoD has been experimenting with its newest technologies on a number of American citizens. (OR Books)

ISBN: 9781939293695
Price: $18.00

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