CA – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Signing

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels appears at Book Soup on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at noon to sign his latest memoir Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.

Press Release:

In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.   As one third of the legendary rap group Run D.M.C., Darryl DMC McDaniels aka Legendary MC, The Devastating Mic Controller, and the King of Rock had it all: talent, money, fame, prestige. While hitting #1 on the Billboard charts was exhilarating, the group’s success soon became overwhelming. A creative guy who enjoyed being at home alone or with his family, DMC turned to alcohol to numb himself, a retreat that became an addiction. For years, he went through the motions. But in 1997, when intoxication could no longer keep the pain at bay, he plunged into severe depression and became suicidal. He wasn’t alone. During the same period, suicide became the number three leading cause of death among black people a health crisis that continues to this day.

In this riveting memoir, DMC speaks openly about his emotional and psychological struggles and the impact on his life, and addresses the many reasons that led him and thousands of others to consider suicide. Some of the factors include not being true to who you are, feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation, and a lack of understanding and support from friends and family when it’s needed most. He also provides essential information on resources for getting help. Revealing how even the most successful people can suffer from depression, DMC offers inspiration for everyone in pain information and insight that he hopes can help save other lives. (Amistad Press)

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • Arrive early. We will form a line outside. Seating is limited and we will be at capacity. We can accommodate approximately 60 people in the store. Once we reach capacity we will hold an overflow line outside.
  • The discussion is free and we will try to post it live on Periscope.
  • For the book signing, a purchase of Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • No memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos are fine.

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

CA – Spike Lee Signing

000000000000000-spike-lee-1Writer/Director Spike Lee appears at Book Soup on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign the 40 Acres x Moleskine She’s Gotta Have It 30th Anniversary Notebook.

The 40 Acres x Moleskine SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT NOTEBOOK commemorates the 30th anniversary of Spike’s first Joint – She’s Gotta Have It – with a special limited edition release numbered at only 3,000 books.

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • A purchase of 40 Acres x Moleskine She’s Gotta Have It 30th Anniversary Notebook from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • Spike will sign one (1) other piece of memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos from the line are fine.

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

CA – Fight Club 2 Signing

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Author Chuck Palahniuk presents Fight Club 2 for a signing only event at Book Soup on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM!

Press Release:

New York Times best-selling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart (with cover art by legendary artist David Mack) have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary event of 2016… the return of Tyler Durden. Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, Tyler Durden lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long, the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . . Rize or Die.

Please note:

  • This FIGHT CLUB 2 appearance is a signing ONLY. Chuck will not be performing or reading at this event.
  • This is a ticketed event, and each ticket will include a copy of the Fight Club 2 ($29.95).
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to join the signing line. One ticket admits only one person into the signing line, no exceptions.
  • In addition to Fight Club 2, Chuck will sign TWO other items only (a piece of memorabilia or book).
  • Chuck will happily pose for photos with fans.

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

CA – James Franco Signs

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Actor/writer James Franco signs his new books of poetry at Book Soup on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at noon!

Straight James / Gay James, actor James Franco’s new chapbook of poems, explores the facets of his public and private personas. Straight James / Gay James is a poetic bildungsroman—raw, candid, and uninhibited.James Franco writes about life as an actor, sexuality, questions of identity, gender, family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood. His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic.

Event Guidelines:

  • Absolutely NO MEMORABILIA.
  • A Purchased copy of Straight James/ Gay James is your line ticket.
  • No posed photos.

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

CA – Luke Skywalker Can’t Read Signing

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Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt appears at Book Soup on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at  7:00 PM.

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

CA – Corey Taylor & Randy Blythe Sign

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Corey Taylor (Slipknot) and Randall “Randy” Blythe (Lamb of God) present and sign their latest books, You’re Making Me Hate You and Dark Days: A Memoir at Book Soup on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM!

In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour Corey, Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.   Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and–most of all–the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor’s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline–sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.  Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor’s inimitable voice, You’re Making Me Hate You is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves. (Da Capo Press)
In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he “could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide.”  After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013.  In Dark Days, Blythe tells the story of his incarceration and the wild life that led up to it. As he explains, “Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.” (Da Capo Press)

EVENT GUIDELINES:
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.

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

CA – Veronica Mars Signing

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ROB THOMAS, creator of the television series Veronica Mars, appears at Book Soup on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM to speak and sign Mr. Kiss and Tell: Veronica Mars 2.

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

CA – Dark Girls Signing

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Actor/director Bill Duke (Hoodlum, Predator) appears at Book Soup on Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM to present and sign Dark Girls, a companion book of his documentary.

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

CA – Heroes of the Comics Signing

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Drew Friedman discusses and signs Heroes of the Comics with special guest William Stout at Book Soup on Friday November 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

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

CA – As You Wish Signing

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Cary Elwes appears at Book Soup on Monday November 17th at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir AS YOU WISH!

Press Release:

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.

With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

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.

A purchase of this title supports the author and your local independent bookstore! We thank you.

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

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