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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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06/06/2015 - 5:00 pm
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Patrick O'Neil with Jim Brown discusses and signs Gun, Needle, Spoon

This memoir follows a punk rock pioneer on his slide into drug abuse and life as an armed robber, all the way through life in recovery and what it's like to look back on those times, knowing all the while that he is still under the threat of three strikes, a twenty-five-to-life prison sentence waiting. He has no choice but to deal with it all drug free.  During punk rock's heyday, Patrick O'Neil worked at the San Francisco's legendary Mabuhay Gardens. He went on to become the road manager for Dead Kennedys and Flipper, as well as T.S.O.L. and the Subhumans.  (Dzanc Books)
 

ISBN: 9781936873579
Price: $14.95

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06/07/2015 - 4:00 pm
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Christina McDowell presents and signs After Perfect: A Daughter's Memoir

In the tradition of New York Times bestsellers What Remains by Carole Radziwill and Oh the Glory of It All by Sean Wilsey, Christina McDowell's unflinching memoir is a brutally honest, cautionary tale about one family's destruction in the wake of the Wall Street implosion. 
Christina McDowell was born Christina Prousalis. She had to change her name to be legally extricated from the trail of chaos her father, Tom Prousalis, left in the wake of his arrest and subsequent imprisonment as one of the guilty players sucked into the collateral fallout of Jordan Belfort (the "Wolf of Wall Street"). Christina worshipped her father and the seemingly perfect life they lived...a life she finds out was built on lies. Christina's family, as is typically the case, had no idea what was going on. Nineteen-year-old Christina drove her father to jail while her mother dissolved in denial. Since then, Christina's life has been decimated. As her family floundered in rehab, depression, homelessness, and loss, Christina succumbed to the grip of alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity before finding catharsis in the most unlikely of places. From the bucolic affluence of suburban Washington, DC, to the A-list clubs and seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, this provocative memoir unflinchingly describes the harsh realities of a fall from grace. Full of nineties nostalgia and access to the inner circles of the Washingtonian societal elite, Christina McDowell's beautiful memoir is a "Blue Jasmine "story from a daughter's perspective. (Gallery Books)

ISBN: 9781476785325
Price: $25.00

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06/08/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Ryan O'Connell presents and signs I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

People are obsessed with Ryan O'Connell's blogs. With tens of thousands reading his pieces on "Thought Catalog "and "Vice, " watching his videos on YouTube, and hanging on to each and every #dark tweet, Ryan has established himself as a unique young voice who's not afraid to dole out some real talk. He's that candid, snarky friend you consult when you fear you're spending too much time falling down virtual k-holes stalking your ex on Facebook or when you've made the all-too-common mistake of befriending a psycho while wasted at last night's party and need to find a way to get rid of them the next morning. But Ryan didn't always have the answers to these modern day dilemmas. Growing up gay and disabled with cerebral palsy, he constantly felt like he was one step behind everybody else. Then the rude curveball known as your twenties happened and things got even more confusing. Ryan spent years as a Millennial cliche he had dead-end internships; dabbled in unemployment; worked in his pajamas as a blogger; communicated mostly via text; looked for love online; spent hundreds on "necessary" items, like candles, while claiming to have no money; and even descended into aimless pill-popping. But through extensive trial and error, Ryan eventually figured out how to take his life from bleak to chic and began limping towards adulthood.  Sharp and entertaining, I'm Special will educate twentysomethings (or other adolescents-at-heart) on what NOT to do if they ever want to become happy fully functioning grownups with a 401k and a dog. (Simon & Schuster)

ISBN: 9781476700403
Price: $15.00

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