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In L.A. this week: Uggie and other non-canine author appearances

October 15, 2012|By Liesl Bradner
  • The breakout star of last year's Oscar winner, "The Artist," publishes his memoir, "Uggie: My Story."
The breakout star of last year's Oscar winner, "The Artist,"… (Omar von Muller/Gallery…)

With nearly every bizarre reality show star getting a book deal lately, it's no surprise that celebrated canine Uggie, a star of last year's Oscar winner, "The Artist," has published a memoir, "Uggie: My Story," by Wendy Holden. The 60-year-old (in human terms) Jack Russell terrier will be making an appearance  Friday at a paw print book signing at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica. Perhaps the most famous pet memoir since presidential pooch Millie told her tale of life in the White House in 1992, Uggie's story, filled with plenty of name-dropping, details his rise from puppy-hood to movie stardom.

It's also a big week for Los Angeles Times reporters, past and present, promoting their books. Starting on Wednesday at 7 p.m., Joe Mozingo will be at Vroman's in Pasadena discussing and signing "The Fiddler on Pantico Run," which is based on his 2010 three-part series about his quest to find his family's lost roots,  which he traced to Africa.

Also on Wednesday, J.R. Moehringer, Pultizer Prize winner in 2000 for feature writing, will be signing copies of his novel "Sutton," based on real-life bank robber Willie Sutton, at Warwicks at 7:30 p.m. After penning his memoir, "The Tender Bar," in 2005, Moehringer collaborated with Andre Agassi on the tennis star's 2009 bestselling memoir, "Open."

On Friday, former crime reporter and author Miles Corwin (“Kind of Blue,” “Midnight Alley”)
will discuss downtown Los Angeles as a literary setting at the Last Bookstore at 1:30 p.m.

As always, we recommend that you check with bookstores and venues listed below for any event changes or cancellations.

Monday, 7 p.m.: Gina Keating will be discussing and signing “Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs.”  Vroman’s

Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Antoine Wilson discusses and signs "Panorama City." Book Soup

Wednesday, 7 p.m.:  UC Irvine physicist and award-winning author Gregory Benford, along with Ringworld mastermind Larry Niven, discusses and signs the collaborative novel "Bowl of Heaven."  Barnes & Noble, 3rd Street Promenade.

Wednesday,  7 p.m.: L.A. Times reporter Joe Mozingo discusses and signs "The Fiddler on Pantico Run." Vroman’s

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Francesca Lia Block discusses “The Elementals” and her upcoming Weetzie Bat prequel, “Pink Smog.”  Mysterious Galaxy

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and former L.A. Times reporter J.R. Moehringer will discuss and sign his new novel, "Sutton." Warwicks

Thursday,  7 p.m.: Writer and actor B.J. Novak shares original pieces of comedic fiction from his upcoming book, “Uncollected Stories.” Vroman’s

Thursday,  7 p.m.: Local writing expert and author Barbara Abercrombie will discuss and sign her new book, "A Year of Writing Dangerously." Pages

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Jayne Amelia Larson discusses and signs “Driving the Saudis.” Diesel: A Bookstore. Brentwood

Friday, 7 p.m.: Uggie, the canine star of "The Artist," will make an appearance at his book signing for "Uggie: My Story," by Wendy Holden. Barnes & Noble. 3rd Street Promenade

Friday, noon-1:30 p.m.:  Former L.A. Times award-winning crime reporter Miles Corwin will discuss downtown Los Angeles as a literary setting. The Last Bookstore

Monday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.: James Dashner will discuss and sign his new book, "Infinity Ring Book One: A Mutiny in Time." Barnes & Noble, Huntington Beach

Monday, October 22 , 7 p.m.: William J. Mann discusses and signs "Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand." Book Soup

Monday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.: Writers Bloc presents Nick Hornby for a discussion on pop culture, literature, music and his new book, "More Baths Less Talking." Writers Guild Theater

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