CA – Mélange Signing

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Dean Yeagle signs at Book Soup on Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 7:00pm.

Welcome to the new and improved edition of Dean Yeagle’s Mélange. Dean Yeagle has been involved in almost every facet of cartooning. Most of his career has been spent in Animation, as a producer/director, animator, character designer, layout and storyboard artist. He’s also illustrated children’s books and magazines, worked in advertising design and comic books, and he has gag cartoons published regularly in Playboy Magazine. His animation company, Caged Beagle Productions, produces TV commercials, CD ROMs, and animation and characters for electronic gaming. Longtime New York resident, he currently lives in Southern California with his artist wife Barbara.

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

CA – Curbing It Signing

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Jeff Garlin discusses and signs his new memoir on Sunday January 8, 2012 at 4:00pm

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Jeff Garlin shares his hysterical and eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the seventh season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jeff Garlin has dedicated the filming of an entire season of Curb Your Enthusiasm to completely making over his lifestyle in two major ways—by lightening his physical and his ecological footprints. After many false starts, he believes that writing a book about the experiment is the only possible way to help him lose weight and go green.

The hardest part of the endeavor is overcoming his food addiction—especially when craft service has a constant buffet of everything delicious you could imagine on set. In addition to cutting calories, Jeff accidentally falls into a love affair with pilates, sweats with Richard Simmons, and twice visits the Pritikin Longevity Center, which he says is “rehab for people who eat too much pizza.” Larry David’s rooting for him. Jerry Seinfeld’s plotting against him. And his wife is just plain annoyed by everything.

As far as going green, Jeff has always been a big recycler, but he has a lot to learn. For example, actor Ed Begley Jr. is the guy to call if you want to reduce your environmental impact. Jeff does, and it changes everything.

He hopes that being healthy and green becomes a big part of who he is—if not now, when?

About the Author:
Comedian and actor Jeff Garlin is best known for his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Garlin also spent three seasons on NBC’s Mad About You in the role of Marvin, and has a variety of television and film appearances to his credit including Dr. Katz, Arrested Development, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Late Show with David Letterman, Tom Goes to the Mayor, The Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Daddy Day Care, and WALL-E. He has also had his own HBO half-hour comedy special.

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

CA – The Spaceman Signs

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KISS guitarist Ace Frehley discusses and signs his new memoir at Book Soup on November 20, 2011 at 4pm!

THE MUSIC, THE MAKEUP, THE MADNESS, AND MORE…

In December of 1972, a pair of musicians placed an advertisement in the Village Voice: “GUITARIST WANTED WITH FLASH AND ABILITY.” Ace Frehley figured he had both, so he answered the ad. The rest is rock ’n’ roll history.

He was just a boy from the Bronx with stars in his eyes. But when he picked up his guitar and painted stars on his face, Ace Frehley transformed into “The Spaceman” — and helped turn KISS into one of the top-selling bands in the world. Now, for the first time, the beloved rock icon reveals his side of the story with no-holds-barred honesty… and no regrets.

For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the band’s legendary origins, including the lightning-bolt logo he designed and the outfits his mother sewed. He talks about the unspoken division within the band — he and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons — because the other two didn’t “party every day.” Ace also reveals the inside story behind his turbulent breakup with KISS, their triumphant reunion a decade later, and his smash solo career. Along the way, he shares wild stories about dancing at Studio 54 with “The Bionic Woman,” working as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and bar-flying all night with John Belushi. In the end, he comes to terms with his highly publicized descent into alcohol, drugs, and self-destruction — ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top.

This is Ace Frehley. No makeup. No apologies. No regrets.

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

CA – Marijuanaman Signing

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Ziggy Marley and Jim Mahfood discuss and sign at Book Soup on Nov. 19, 2011 at 7pm!

Marijuanaman: A new hero for our times – from the fertile imagination of music superstar, Ziggy Marley! A noble champion has arrived on Earth, and he brings an important message even as he struggles to save his own planet. Joe Casey (GODLAND, Butcher Baker) and Jim Mahfood (Kick Drum Comix, Mix Tape) join forces to bring you this all-new jam, telling a tale of high adventure! We guarantee: This is not the comic you think it is!

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

CA – Abarat Signing

Clive Barker signs at Book Soup on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 7:00pm.

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

CA – Catwoman Signs

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Julie Newmar discusses and signs The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life On Earth on October 5 at 7:00pm!

From the original Catwoman come The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth, a book in which you read a phrase and pause… read another phrase and take a breath… read more and then cry a little. This is a compilation of wonderful tid bits of information, inspirational thoughts, and practical advice for daily living that Julie has collected and experienced over her lifetime, and she is sharing with the reader. Julie was trying to create that perfect little “how to” book to place on the bedside table – the one that would empower others to be the very best they can be.

As most all individuals do, we searched for role models who defined the vision of what we would like to one day be and we set our minds on emulating them. The tall, statuesque, graceful and powerful woman, Julie Newmar, inspired many. Not only in physical appearance, but as an entrepeneur in LA real-estate and inventor, developing “Nudemar” panty-hose. In 2009, the Smithsonian Institute inducted her famous and original Cat Woman suit into its permanent Entertainment Exhibit collection making her one of the nine Legendary Ladies of Stage and Screen to be included. (Eleven Books)

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

CA – Def Leppard Signing

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Joe Elliot and Rick Savage sign Def Leppard: The Definitive Visual History at Book Soup on Sept. 5, 2011 from 3-4pm!

Def Leppard’s unstoppable, anthemic hard rock has earned it sales of more than 65 million albums worldwide and a legion of dedicated fans. This fully authorized visual history of the band follows them from the new wave of British heavy metal to their massive Pyromania and Hysteria albums to the sustained power of their records and tours today. Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has been shooting Def Leppard since 1978, and his candid and definitive pictures have helped capture and shape the image of the band. Def Leppard includes more than 450 classic and unseen photographs, along with text from Halfin and stories and commentary by the band members and others. The book’s publication coincides with the release of an all-new Def Leppard album in the spring and a worldwide tour in the summer. 

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

 

CA – Reno 911 Stars Signing

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Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon discuss and sign Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! at Book Soup on Tuesday July 5, 2011 at 7:00pm!

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Finally, a guide to screenwriting by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott).

Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s movies have made over a billion dollars at the box office—and now they show you how to do it yourself! This book is full of secret insider information about how to conquer the Hollywood studio system: how to write, pitch, structure, and get drunk with the best of them. Well . . . maybe not the best of them, but certainly the most successful of them. (If you’re aiming to win an Oscar, this is not the book for you!) But if you can type a little, and can read and speak English—then you too can start turning your words into $TACK$ OF MONEY!

This is the only screenwriting book you will ever need because all the other ones pretty much suck.

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

CA – Golden Girl Signing

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It-girl Betty White discusses and signs her new memoir If You Ask Me: (And Of Course You Won’t) on Sunday May 15, 2011 from 2:00-3:30pm.

Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between.

Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White’s wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood. Longtime fans and new fans alike will relish Betty’s candid take on everything from her rumored crush on Robert Redford (true) to her beauty regimen (“I have no idea what color my hair is and I never intend to find out”) to the Facebook campaign that helped persuade her to host “Saturday Night Live” despite her having declined the hosting job three times already.

Restrictions/FAQ:
- Ms. White will only sign two copies of If You Ask Me (purchased from Book Soup) per customer
- No personalizations
- She will sign books only. She will not sign memorabilia, photos, posters, etc.
- Photos from the line are okay. No posed photos.
- First come, first served for line placement and customers must be ready to show their Book Soup receipt for their copies of If You Ask Me to a Book Soup employee in order to join the line

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood CA 90069

EveryGirl’s Guide To Life Signing Tour

Maria Menounos, actress and TV host, signs copies of her new book The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life

4/10/11 2:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Mall of America, 60 East Brodway, Bloomington, MN 55425

4/12/11 7:00 PM at Book Revue – 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.

4/13/11 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Route 3 East. Clifton, NJ.

4/14/11 6:00 PM at BookEnds – Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3, East Clifton, NJ 07014.

4/15/11 at Barnes & Noble at Emerson College, 114 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

4/16/11 2:00 PM at Brookline Booksmith – 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA.

4/19/11 6:00 PM at Book Passage – 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111.

4/21/11 8:00 PM at Books & Books – 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5046.

4/22/11 7:00 PM at Book Soup – 8818 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

4/27/11 7:00 PM at Barbara’s Bookshop – 1218 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607.

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