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10/31/2014 - 7:00 pm
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David J. Haskins presents and signs Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction

Beginning with the creation of Bauhaus’s seminal debut hit ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’, David J. Haskins offers a no-holds-barred account of his band’s rapid rise to fame and glory in the late 70s, their sudden dissolution in the 80s, and their subsequent—and often strained—reunions. In between, he explores his work as a solo performer, and with acclaimed trio Love And Rockets—culminating in the devastating fire that ripped through the sessions for their 1996 album Sweet F.A. He also delves deep into his exploration of the occult, drawing together a diverse cast of supporting characters, including William S. Burroughs, Alan Moore, Genesis P. Orridge, and Rick Rubin. Bristling with power and passion, music and magic, Who Killed Mister Moonlight? is a rock’n’roll memoir like no other. (Jawbone Press)

ISBN: 9781908279668
Price: $19.95

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11/01/2014 - 4:00 pm
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Peter Bebergal presents and signs Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll

This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll--from the Beatles to Black Sabbath--and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world.   From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today's hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hop--and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behind the emergence and development of rock and roll.   With vivid storytelling and laser-sharp analysis, writer and critic Peter Bebergal illuminates this web of influences to produce the definitive work on how the occult shaped--and saved--popular music.   As Bebergal explains, occult and mystical ideals gave rock and roll its heart and purpose, making rock into more than just backbeat music, but into a cultural revolution of political, spiritual, sexual, and social liberation. (Tarcher)

ISBN: 9780399167669
Price: $27.95

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11/02/2014 - 5:00 pm
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Dolores DeLuce presents and signs Blow Jobs: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT!

Always a loose whore for Show Business, the Counter Culture Diva confesses to doing almost anything to survive in Hollywood...except for taking a day job. She defends her choices: "I needed to keep my calendar open for auditions.

Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, ‘BLOW JOBS: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT!’ is a cautionary tale-- a "How Not To" filled with juicy, side-splitting autobiographical stories that burst the bubbles of Hollywood’s dreams and delusions.

Readers who devoured the Counter Culture Diva's confessions in her first memoir, My Life, a Four Letter Word, will be delighted to know that Blow Jobs, picks up where that book ended. It takes the reader up and down the ladder to stardom, and brings you up to date, revealing the fate of this aging Diva.
While dropping more names than the Beverly Hills 'Who's Who', our Diva brings unique insight to the lives of the rich and famous from her fly on the wall per view. From being Dean Martin’s maid to a bimbo’s slave that led to pubic hair trimming on XXX film sets she spares no details. From high life to low drama, you’ll delight in the glamour and glitz, and see the gore she experienced as a nude extra in a Rob Zombie horror classic... and more, much more.

She warns the reader, "If you can't handle the truth and nothing but the naked truth, beware of BLOW JOBS: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT!

ISBN: 9780692262696
Price: $16.99

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11/03/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Book Soup & KPFK presents Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock in conversation with LA Times Jazz Critic Don Heckman, in support of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Location: Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, 90028

The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time. In Herbie Hancock, the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, winning fourteen Grammy awards along the way. From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis's second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; Herbie Hancock reveals the method behind Hancock's undeniable musical genius. Hancock shares his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers. (Viking)

This evening Herbie Hancock will be in conversation with LA Times Jazz Critic Don Heckman about his life, career and his craft. Questions will be collected prior to the start of the event and a book signing will follow the event.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $34.00 + tax and include one ticket and one copy of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities. We are now accepting paid reservations. You may purchase your tickets online at booksoup.com or by calling the store at 310-659-3110. Tickets and books will be available for pick-up from the store location beginning the date of the book's release, Thursday, October 23. Reserved tickets and books may also be picked up at the Will Call tables at the venue the evening of the event. The venue is the Ricardo Montalban Theatre located at 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles. Tickets and books may be available for purchase at the venue before the event begins, while supplies last.

ISBN: 11-99-49952-8
Price: $34.00

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11/04/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Margarita Carrillo Arronte presents and signs Mexico: The Cookbook

The first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, written by a living culinary legend, Mexico: The Cookbook features an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine. Author Margarita Carrillo Arronte has dedicated 30 years to researching, teaching, and cooking Mexican food, resulting in this impressive collection of Snacks and Street Food, Starters and Salads, Eggs, Soups, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Accompaniments, Rice and Beans, Breads and Pastries, and Drinks and Desserts.  Beautifully illustrated with 200 full‐color photographs, the book includes dishes such as "Acapulco‐style ceviche," "Barbacoa de Pollo" from Hidalgo, classic "Salsa Ranchera," and the ultimate "Pastel Tres Leches," each with notes on recipe origins, ingredients, and techniques, along with contributions from top chefs such as Enrique Olvera and Hugo Ortega.  (Phaidon Press)

ISBN: 9780714867526
Price: $49.95

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11/05/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Will Boast presents and signs Epilogue: A Memoir

Will Boast thought he'd lost his family, until a deeply held secret revealed a second chance he never thought he’d have.  Having already lost his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Will Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast is deep inside his grief when he stumbles upon documents revealing a secret his father had intended to keep: He’d had another family before Will's—a wife and two sons in England.

This revelation leads to a flood of new questions. Did his father abandon this first family, or was he pushed away? Still reeling from loss, Boast is forced to reconsider the fundamental truths of his childhood and to look for traces of the man his father might truly have been. Setting out in search of his half brothers, he attempts to reconcile their family history with his own, testing each childhood memory under the weight of his father's secret. Moving between the Midwest and England, from scenes of his youth to the tentative discovery of his new family, Boast writes with visceral beauty about grief, memory, and his slow and tender journey to a new kind of love. With the piercing gaze of a novelist, Boast transforms the pain and confusion of his family history into an achingly poignant portrait of resilience, revising the stories he's inherited to refashion both his past and his present. Heartbreaking and luminous, Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s struggle to understand all that he has lost and found, and to forge a new life for himself along the way.  (Liveright Publishing Corp.)

ISBN: 9780871403810
Price: $25.95

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11/06/2014 - 4:00 pm
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Brian May (of Queen) signs Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell

A devilish 1860s sensation - finally unleashed on the 21st century! In France, around 1860, from the loins of a traditional national fascination with all things diabolical, was born a new sensation - a series of visionary dioramas depicting life in a strange parallel universe called ENFER - Hell - communicated to an eager audience by means of stereoscopic cards, to be viewed in the stereoscopes which had already become popular in the 1850s. This 3-D phenomenon, which fascinated a nation for 40 years, is now yours to share. This book, the fruit of half a lifetime's study by three impassioned authors, brings every one of the published Diableries into the 21st century for the very first time. Some of them are so rare that at the time of writing there is no known complete collection of the originals of these masterpieces. But this book enables all but two of the 182 scenes to be enjoyed just as their creators intended, in magnificent 3-D, using the high-quality patent OWL stereoscopic viewer supplied.

 

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  • Your Book Soup Receipt for Diableries is your line ticket. Please save your receipt.
  • Photos from the line are okay.  
  • ABSOLUTELY NO MEMORABILIA. 

ISBN: 9780957424609
Price: $60.00

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11/06/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Scott Ian presents and signs I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax

The long-awaited and vastly entertaining autobiography of Scott Ian, guitarist and founder of groundbreaking and influential thrash metal legend Anthrax.

ISBN: 9780306823343
Price: $28.99

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11/07/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Dr. Jorge Rodriguez presents and signs The Diabetes Solution: How to Control Type 2 Diabetes and Reverse Prediabetes Using Simple Diet and Lifestyle Changes--With 100 Recipes

The Diabetes Solution provides a complete program for fighting type 2 diabetes--and preventing prediabetes from developing into full-blown diabetes--by presenting the latest scientifically validated information on what exactly the disease is, how it progresses, and how it can be effectively treated. Because many studies prove that a minor weight loss of 5 to 7 percent can make a huge difference in blood sugar levels and diabetic status, this straightforward program also includes 100 delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes as part of The Blood Sugar Budget, a simplified eating plan that controls carb consumption, limits calories, and encourages weight loss. Proper management of diabetes from the earliest stages is essential; The Diabetes Solution simplifies the data, takes an aggressive stance on early medication, and focuses on reducing permanent damage and eliminating future complications so the newly diagnosed and those at risk can conquer the disease and thrive. (Ten Speed Press)

ISBN: 9781607746164
Price: $24.99

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11/09/2014 - 4:00 pm
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Mira Jacob presents and signs The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

For fans of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Mona Simpson, and Jhumpa Lahiri comes a winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past.  With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes us on a deftly plotted journey that ranges from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot.com boom. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is an epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life's uncertainties.  Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, prone to exaggeration, tells their daughter, Amina, a photographer living in Seattle.  Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family, including Amina's rebellious brother Akhil, took to India twenty years earlier. Confronted by Thomas's unwillingness to explain himself, strange looks from the hospital staff, and a series of puzzling items buried in her mother's garden, Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family's painful past. In doing so, she must reckon with the ghosts that haunt all of the Eapens. (Random House)

ISBN: 9780812994780
Price: $26.00

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