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10/02/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Karen Morgan presents and signs The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free: 125 Savory and Sweet Recipes Using 6 Fail-Proof Flour Blends

Blackbird Bakery's Karen Morgan unpacks the secrets to re-creating your favorite sweet and savory comfort foods, from cream puffs to old-school spaghetti and meatballs--all sans gluten. (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang)

Libations & treats provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the Blackbird Bakery!

ISBN: 9781617690600
Price: $24.95

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10/04/2014 - 4:00 pm
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Lee Wilson presents and signs Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway

Short, plump, pigeon-toed, and never good enough for mom, Lee Wilson dared to dream she could grow up to be a star. In this uplifting memoir, Wilson describes how she grand jeted from the stifling suburbia of the 1950s, a world of rigid gender roles, to the only domain where women and men were equally paid and equally respected--in grand, historic dance theaters and under the bright lights of the Broadway stage. At the age of sixteen, Wilson made her classical ballet debut in Monte Carlo. Eight months later, she thrilled to the sound of her first bravos--and she never looked back. After touring Europe and dancing with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York, she set her sights on Broadway, where she danced in many Broadway shows, including Hello Dolly! and the record-breaking performance of A Chorus Line. Rebel on Pointe immerses the reader in a remarkable and visionary world. It lifts the veil of myth surrounding legendary dance icons like George Balanchine to reveal the real men and women who have made American dance and dancers an international phenomenon. Wilson expertly depicts how her profession--at times considered so rigid and exacting-- was a leading force in the liberation of women from the prison of post-war society. The hard-won gains and the maddening setbacks of the gender revolution are seen here through the eyes of a young dancer searching for freedom one pas at a time. (University Press of Florida)

ISBN: 9780813060088
Price: $24.95

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10/05/2014 - 2:00 pm
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Dete Meserve presents and signs Good Sam

After years covering murders, disasters, and tragedy for Los Angeles TV news, Kate Bradley knows that violence and cruelty are everywhere and that good is hard to find. When she is assigned to cover a story about ten people who have each found $100,000 in cash on their front porch, Kate is intrigued by the anonymous Good Samaritan, dubbed Good Sam, who is behind it all. As interest in the extraordinary gifts sweeps across the country, Kate finds the elusive Good Sam and her exclusive interview with him thrusts her into the national spotlight. Even as his message captivates viewers and wins ratings, Kate suspects he may not be all he claims to be and that the real Good Sam is still out there. Searching for answers, Kate unravels the powerful and unexpected reason behind the mysterious cash gifts and the true identity of Good Sam becomes the biggest surprise story of her career, turning her personal and professional life upside down.

ISBN: 9780615966342
Price: $9.99

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10/06/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Stephin Merritt presents and signs 101 Two-Letter Words

Rolling Stone has called singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields the Cole Porter of his generation; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker s. Together they have crafted a wonderfully witty book that is sure to prove useful to Scrabble players and Words With Friends addicts and to delight anyone in thrall to the weirder corners of the English language.   With the mordant wit and clever wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an original four-line rhyming poem for each of the 101 two-letter words included in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Here are poems about familiar words (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) as well as obscure ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu).  101 Two-Letter Words is perfect for any language lover or Scrabble player (it may even improve your score!)." (WW Norton)

ISBN: 9780393240191
Price: $19.95

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10/07/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Ron Perlman presents and signs Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir

A classically trained actor who cut his teeth in the East Village's Off-Broadway scene, Ron Perlman--a Golden Globe winner ("Beauty and the Beast") with starring roles in the "Hellboymovies," "Drive," "Pacific Rim," and "Sons of Anarchy"--has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His story involves rising from New York's tough Washington Heights neighborhood, enduring incredible hardships, and ignoring the naysayers who taunted him for his distinctive looks. It's a tale that demonstrates the power of persistence.   With a filmography of nearly 200 credits working alongside countless stars during his forty-year career, Perlman knows the ins-and-outs of filmmaking. In Easy Street (the Hard Way), he shares his inspiring story for the next generation of performers. (Da Capo Press)

ISBN: 9780306823442
Price: $26.99

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10/09/2014 - 7:00 pm
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What Books Press presents Patty Seyburn, Judith Taylor, & Rod Val Moore

Book Soup is happy to host this event featuring the authors of publisher What Books latest releases by Patty Seyburn, Judith Taylor, and Rod Val Moore.

ISBN: 9780988924819
Price: $14.00

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10/10/2014 - 7:00 pm
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John Lahr presents and signs Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate.

With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen.

The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life.

Lahr captures not just Williams s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.

ISBN: 9780393021240
Price: $39.95

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10/11/2014 - 4:00 pm
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Billy Idol signs Dancing With Myself

In this bold and candid memoir, music legend Billy Idol shares his life story--from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the height of the punk-pop revolution--revealing intimate details about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for--all told in his own utterly indelible voice.
An integral member of the punk rock revolution whose music crossed over into '80s pop mainstream--and one of MTV's first stars--Billy Idol remains an iconic music legend. Now, in his long-awaited "Dancing With Myself," he delivers a lively, candid account of his journey to fame--including intimate and unapologetic details about his life's highs and lows--all rendered with the in-your-face attitude and exuberance his fans have embraced. Idol brings to life the key events that shaped his life, his music, and his career, including his early childhood in England, his year at Sussex University, and his time spent hanging out with the Sex Pistols and as a member of punk bands Chelsea and Generation X.
He shares outtakes from his wildly and unexpectedly successful solo career and stories behind his string of popular hits, including "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face," and "Rebel Yell," which involved close collaboration with Steve Stevens and ultimately led to the creation of some of the most groundbreaking music videos ever seen.
Featuring sixteen pages of full-color, behind-the-scenes photos, "Dancing With Myself "is both a tale of survival and a celebration of the heady days when punk was born--a compelling and satisfying insider's tale from a man who made music history firsthand.

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ISBN: 9781451628500
Price: $28.00

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10/13/2014 - 7:00 pm
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Abigail Haas & Elizabth Little present & sign their novels Dangerous Girls & Dear Daughter

In Dangerous Girls, it's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off on a wild trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But after Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. (Simon Pulse)

Dear Daughter tells the story of former "It Girl" Janie Jenkins - sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother's killer. The only problem? Janie doesn't know if she's the killer she's looking for.  A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear Daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died--whatever the cost. (Viking Books)

ISBN: 9781442486607
Price: $9.99

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10/14/2014 - 7:00 pm
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David Peterson presents and signs Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course Based on the Hit Original HBO Series Game of Thrones [With CD]

Fans of the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" can now learn the Dothraki language. Written by David J. Peterson, who developed the language for the HBO series, "Living Language Dothraki" will arm you with enough vocabulary and grammar to have a complete conversation in Dothraki. Me nem nesa!*   The course includes a 128-page language guide and a one-hour audio CD featuring over 200 words and phrases, grammar explanations, cultural notes, a dialogue, and exercises for reinforcement. Containing words never before heard on HBO's "Game of Thrones" or seen in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, this course is the ultimate Dothraki guide.  *Me nem nesa! = "It is known!" (Living Language)

ISBN: 9780804160865
Price: $19.99

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