MO – An Evening with Bryan Cranston

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Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) appears to speak about his new memoir A Life in Parts at the Uptown Theater on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Details and tickets available at the link…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bryan Cranston won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy Awards, to receive three consecutive wins. In 2014 he won a Tony Award for his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in the bio-play All the Way. In film, Cranston has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and received an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in Trumbo. Among his numerous television and film appearances, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmys for his portrayal of Hal in FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle. He is the author of A Life in Parts.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: In his riveting memoir, A Life in Parts, Bryan Cranston traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to mega stardom by vividly revisiting the many parts he’s played, on camera (astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, President of the United States, etc.) and off (paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father).

With great humor, and much humility, Cranston chronicles his unlikely rise from a soap opera regular, trying to learn the ropes and the politics of show business on the fly, to a recurring spot as Tim Whatley on Seinfeld, finding himself an indelible part of popular culture. He recalls his run as the well-meaning goofball, Hal, on Malcolm in the Middle, proving to writers and fans that he was willing to do anything, anything, for a laugh, and he gives a bracing account of his challenging run on Broadway as President Lyndon Johnson, pushing himself to the limit as he prepared, physically and mentally, for a tour de force that would win him a Tony, to go along with his four Emmys.

Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest, most fascinating details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most captivating performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin. Discussing his failures as few men do, describing his work as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about innate talent, its benefits, challenges, and proper maintenance, but ultimately A Life in Parts is about the necessity and transformative power of hard work.

Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Search for WondLa Book Tour

Fantasy artist Tony DiTerlizzi goes on a signing tour for his new book:

Tuesday, September 21 @ 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
3535 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-897-9250

Wednesday, September 22 @ 3:30 PM
Books, Bytes & Beyond
197 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 670-6766

Wednesday, September 22 @ 6PM
**NYC LAUNCH EVENT**
(Hosted by Uma Thurman)
Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

Thursday, September 23 @10:30 AM
Barnes & Noble
380 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY11746
631-421-9886

Friday, September 24 @ 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
210 Commerce Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
215-269-0442

Saturday, September 25 @ 11:00 AM
Chester County Books and Music Company
975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-1661

Monday, September 27 @ 7:00 PM
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 West Jefferson, Naperville, IL 60540
630-355-2665

Tuesday, September 28 @ 4:30 PM
Bookstall of Chestnut Court
811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-8880

Wednesday, September 29 @ 7:00 PM
Rainy Day Books
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
913-384-3126

Thursday, September 30 @ 6:30 PM
Wild Rumpus Books
2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 920-5005

Friday, October 1 (evening)
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-224-8320

Tuesday, October 12 @ 7:00 PM
Kepler’s
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324 – 4321

Thursday, October 14
Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952-2994
(707) 762-0563

October 16-17
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
(Schedule to be announced)

Tuesday, October 19 @ 5:00 PM
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
281-497-8675

November 12-13
Mazza Museum Weekend Conference
The University of Findlay
1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-8313

House Rules Tour

Best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult (Wonder Woman) is embarking on month-long signing tour for her new novel House Rules.

:: Upcoming appearances ::

Tuesday March 2 NORWICH, VERMONT/HANOVER, NH 9 AM Breakfast event sponsored by Norwich Bookstore. Hanover Inn, 2 Main St. Hanover, call 802-649-1114 to book tickets. $35 includes event, book, coffee, juice and pastries.

Tuesday March 2 FRAMINGHAM MA 7 PM event with B&N Framingham at Framingham High School Auditorium, 115A St. Contact 508-626-2823. FREE, no tickets needed.

Wednesday March 3 BOSTON, MA Noon signing only Prudential Center B&N, 800 Boylston St. FREE, no tickets needed.

Wednesday March 3 CAMBRIDGE, MA 6 PM event with the Harvard Coop, at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., for information/tickets contact 617-499-2012. Tickets $5, ticket can only be used as a coupon for $5 off book.

Thursday March 4 NYC 7 PM, B&N Union Square, 33 E 17th St, 212-253-0810. FREE, no tickets needed.

Friday, March 5 HUNTINGTON, NY 7 PM event with the Book Revue, at Huntington High School, Oakwood & McKay Roads, contact 631-271-1442 for tickets/ info. Tickets $30.42 includes a copy of HOUSE RULES. Discounted seats are available (without the book) for students and people with disabilities.

Sunday, March 7 WYCKOFF, NJ Afternoon event with Bookends 3:30pm at the Wyckoff YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue. Contact 201-445-0726 or 201-891-2081.

Monday March 8 RALEIGH, NC 7:30 PM event with Quail Ridge Books, at Meredith College, Jones auditorium, 3800 Hillsborough St. Call 919-828-1588 Purchase a book instore, get a ticket.

Tuesday March 9 OAK BROOK/CHICAGO, IL 7PM event with Borders Oak Brook at James B. Conant High School, 700 East Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, IL Call 847-330-0031. FREE, no tickets required.

Wednesday March 10 LAKE FOREST, IL 1PM event with Lake Forest Books, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd, 847-234-4420 for tickets, $30 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.

Wednesday March 10 MILWAUKEE, WI Evening event with Books & Co, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., 262-567-0106. Tickets required, $25 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.

Thursday, March 11 TORONTO, CANADA 7 PM Indigo, Manulife Center, 55 Bloor Street West, 416-923-9525

Friday March 12 EDINA/MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7 PM event with B&N Edina, at South View Middle School, 4725 South View Lane, 952-920-0633. FREE, no tickets needed.

Saturday, March 13 KANSAS CITY, MO 1:30 PM event with Rainy Day Books, at Unity Temple at the Plaza, 707 West 47th St., 913-384-3126, tickets required, $28 includes copy of HOUSE RULES, ticket, and a guest ticket.

Monday March 15 SAN DIEGO, CA 7 PM event with Borders San Diego at San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets/info 619-295-2201. Ticket price: approximately $30 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.

Tuesday March 16 PASADENA, CA 7 PM event with Vroman’s/Book Soup at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, call 626-449-5320, ticket required. Buy a book instore, get a ticket.

Thursday March 18 SACRAMENTO, CA 7 PM event with Borders/Sacramento Bee, at Mosaic Law Congregation, 2300 Sierra Blvd, call 916-564-0168. Tickets required, buy a book instore, get a ticket (approximately $25)

Friday March 19 SEATTLE, WA 6:30 PM, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 206-366-3316, FREE event, purchase of book gets you a “line signing” ticket.

Saturday March 20 SEATTLE WA 2PM event with Elliott Bay Books, at Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, 206-624-6600, FREE, no ticket required.

Monday March 22, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 6:30 PM event with B&N Scottsdale, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street, contact 480-391-0048. FREE event, tickets handed out at door for book signing line.

Wednesday, March 24 DENVER, CO 7:30 PM event with the Denver Post, at Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave. SOLD OUT.

Wednesday March 31, PORTSMOUTH, NH 7:30 PM “Writers on a New England Stage” event with NH Public Radio & RiverRun bookstore, tickets available at www.themusichall.org or 603-436-2400.

Manhood for Amateurs Tour

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Michael Chabon (The Escapist, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) goes on a book tour for his latest novel.

Tuesday, October 6
7:00pm Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2705 E Carson St Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Wednesday, October 7
7:00pm New York, NY

Barnes & Noble, Union Square, New York, NY 10003

Thursday, October 8
7:00pm Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238

Friday, October 9
7:00pm Washington, DC

Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008

Monday, October 12
7:00pm Los Angeles, CA

Borders, Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Public Library

Wednesday, October 14
7:00pm Portland, OR

Powell’s Bookstore, 1005 W Burnside Portland, OR 97209

Friday, October 16
7:30pm Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Monday, October 19
7:30pm Denver, CO

Tattered Cover Books, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO

Tuesday, October 20
7:00pm Kansas City, MO

Rainy Day Books/Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Wednesday, October 21
7:00pm Chicago, IL

Chicago Public Library, 400 S State ST Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, October 22
7:00pm Durham, NC

Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth ST Durham, NC 27705

Friday, October 23
7:00pm Miami, FL

Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL

Tuesday, October 27
7:00pm Oakland, CA

Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618

Wednesday, October 28
7:00pm Corte Madera, CA

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, CA 94925

Thursday, October 29
7:00pm Menlo Park, CA

Kepler’s Books, Ste 200 1010 El Camino Menlo Park, CA 94025

Tuesday, November 3
7:30pm Sonoma, CA

Readers Book 130 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA

Wednesday, November 4
7:00pm San Mateo, CA

M Is For Mystery, 86 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA

Monday, November 9
8:00pm San Francisco, CA

Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, November 10
7:00pm Stanford, CA

Stanford University – Taube Center for Jewish Studies

Thursday, November 12
7:00pm Oakland, CA

A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 Lasalle Ave, Oakland, CA