CA – Hellboy Signs

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Ron Perlman, star of Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, and Hellboy, appears at Book Soup on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM to sign his new memoir:  Easy Street!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Broken Monsters Signing

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Lauren Beukes discusses and signs Broken Monsters at Book Soup on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Jenny Mollen Signs

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Writer/actress Jenny Mollen appears at Book Soup on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign I Like You Just the Way I Am, her outrageous, hysterical memoir of acting on impulse, plotting elaborate hoaxes and refusing to acknowledge boundaries in any form.

Press Release:

Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free shit and she doesn’t). She doesn’t want much from life. Just to be loved–by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends’ dogs, her husband, her husband’s ex-girlfriends, her husband’s ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn’t “crazy” really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun, you guys!)

In these pages, you’ll find stories of Jenny at her most genuine, whether it’s stalking her therapist (because he knows everything about her so shouldn’t she get to know everything about him?); throwing a bachelorette party so bad that one of the guests is suspected dead; or answering the eternal question, “Would your best friend blow your husband on a car ride to dinner if she didn’t know you were hiding in the backseat?”

I Like You Just the Way I Am is about “not” doing the right thing–about indulging your inner crazy-person. It is Jenny when she’s not trying to impress anyone or come across as a responsible, level-headed member of society. With any luck it will make “you” better acquainted with who “you” really are and what “you” really want. Which, let’s be honest, is most likely someone else’s email password. (St Martins Press)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Book Soup. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Book Soup events unless otherwise noted. Save your Book Soup receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa discusses and signs I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You at Book Soup on June 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Judy Greer Signs

jg041714Judy Greer appears at Book Soup on Thursday April 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm to discuss and sign her new memoir I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star.

About the book:
ou know Judy Greer, right? Wait, what was she in again? The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses, The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, if you’re like most women in America, you feel like she’s already your friend. Thankfully, Greer has finally written a book of essays about all the moments, topics, observations, and confessions that you would hope to hear from your best friend. How a midnight shopping trip to CVS can cure all? What it’s like to have stepchildren? And how she “really” feels about her mother? Yes, it’s all in there. But Judy Greer isn’t just a regular friend-she’s a celebrity friend. Want to know which celebs she’s peed next to? Or what the Oscars were actually like? Or which hot actor gave her father a Harley Davidson? Don’t worry–that’s included, too. Besides being laugh-out-loud funny, you’ll love her because she makes us genuinely feel like she’s one of us. Because even though she sometimes has a stylist and a make-up artist, she still wears (and hates!) Spanx. Because she starts her book like this: “This is who I am. This is what I think about things. This is stuff that happened to me, that could have just as easily have happened to you. I’m not that special, and we’re probably not that different. I think I am really lucky to be where I am in life, but I’ve never really lost that feeling that I don’t fit in, and if you have, will you please email me and tell me how you did it? I’m serious.”

About the Author

Judy Greer was born in Detroit and studied at The Theatre School, DePaul University’s prestigious theater conservatory program. She is one of the most prolific actresses of her time, appearing to date in over eighty roles across film and television. Greer recently starred in the Oscar-winning film The Descendants and will next be seen in the remake of Carrie. No stranger to the small screen, she voices Cheryl (Carol) Tunt on the cult hit Archer and can currently be seen in Arrested Development as Kitty Sanchez. On stage, Greer recently made her Broadway debut in Dead Accounts. She stars in her own Yahoo! series called Reluctantly Healthy. Greer currently resides in Los Angeles.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Sabrina the Teenage Witch Signing

mxiaMelissa Joan Hart signs at Book Soup on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Melissa Joan Hart explained it all–from dating to bullies–in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on “Clarissa Explains It All.” She cast a spell on millions more viewers as “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.” Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present.  Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she’d get on TV her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus–whether it’s for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for “Clarissa.”  From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family’s hit “Melissa and Joey,” Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality–and still does.  Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she’s learned along the way–what’s kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate–and that she’s the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she’d be.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

CA – Paddle Your Own Canoe Signing

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Nick Offerman appears at the New Beverly Cinema on Saturday October 5th at 6:00 pm to present and sign his new book Paddle Your Own Canoe!

Press Release:

Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman–who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson. Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking–he runs his own woodshop–Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois–”I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”–to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

This is event will be held at the New Beverly Cinema located at 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Admission: $31.95 (+tax) per person and includes a copy of Paddle Your Own Canoe (to be picked up the night of the event at the box office)

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CA – Self-Inflicted Wounds Signing

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Aisha Tyler signs at Book Soup on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

About the book:

In her book Self-Inflicted Wounds, comedian, actress, and cohost of CBS’s daytime hit show The Talk, Aisha Tyler recounts a series of epic mistakes and hilarious stories of crushing personal humiliation, and the personal insights and authentic wisdom she gathered along the way. The essays in Self-Inflicted Wounds are refreshingly and sometimes brutally honest, surprising, and laugh-out-loud funny, vividly translating the brand of humor Tyler has cultivated through her successful standup career, as well as the strong voice and unique point of view she expresses on her taste-making comedy podcast Girl on Guy. Riotous, revealing, and wonderfully relatable, Aisha Tyler’s Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation is about the power of calamity to shape life, learning, and success

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

CA – Leatherface Signs

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Actor Gunnar Hansen signs at Book Soup on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

The original 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre seized the imaginations of audiences and critics, going from controversial cult sensation to being ranked by Total Film as the greatest horror movie ever made. It’s been shown at Cannes, briefly banned in England, and included in the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA. This fascinating literary memoir of the making of the film comes from the unique perspective of Gunnar Hansen, the actor who played the chain saw-wielding Leatherface. A critically acclaimed poet and author, Hansen tells the real story of the film, debunking myths, giving behind-the-scenes details, and offering insights on the film’s reception and our enduring fascination with the horror genre today.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

CA – The Friedkin Connection

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Director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) signs his new memoir at Book Soup on Monday July 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

The long-awaited memoir from the Academy Award-winning director of such legendary films as The French Connection, The Exorcist, and To Live and Die in LA, The Friedkin Connection takes readers from the streets of Chicago to the suites of Hollywood and from the sixties to today, with autobiographical storytelling as fast-paced and intense as any of the auteur’s films.

William Friedkin, maverick of American cinema, offers a candid look at Hollywood, when traditional storytelling gave way to the rebellious and alternative; when filmmakers like him captured the paranoia and fear of a nation undergoing a cultural nervous breakdown.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

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