October 24, 2009
Beyond 'Bizarro' Four more offbeat guidebooks to the City of Angels "Resident Tourist: Los Angeles" by Kelly Mayfield, Chuck Mindenhall and Aaron M. Fontana Tailored for Angelenos who think they know it all, this book veers off the beaten Walk-of-Fame path and into the more obscure worlds of the adult film industry, Buddhist temples and horseback tours, among other under-the-radar destinations. "Walking L.A." by Erin Mahoney Harris Get out of your car and hit the pavement with this book, which offers 38 walking tours that will take you up and down hidden stairways, past gorgeous buildings and through neighborhoods you've only glanced at through your windshield.
January 31, 2013 |
It's not easy being a book consumer these days. For starters, books seem so long - at least compared to the blog posts and online news items that have recalibrated the pace of the average American attention span. And that's not the half of it. Some books will kill your dreams. Worse, they'll build up your dreams and then knock them down without so much as a refund or a credit for a Frappuccino at Barnes & Noble. When that happens, the only choice is to sue. At least that seems to be the logic of Rob Stutzman and Jonathan Wheeler, two California men so aggrieved by Lance Armstrong's recent doping admissions that they have become the named plaintiffs in a class-action complaint against Armstrong and his publishers over his memoirs "It's Not About the Bike" and "Every Second Counts.
November 8, 2013 |
Publisher Simon & Schuster is dropping the book by Dylan Davies, the man who served as a primary source for a discredited "60 Minutes" report on last year's attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Lybia. In his statements to CBS News' "60 Minutes" and in his recently published book, Davies claimed to give an eyewitness account of the terrorist attack that left a U.S. ambassador dead. But those versions contradicted an FBI incident report that showed he was not there the night of the incident.
April 17, 2012 |
The staff of the Pleasure Chest, a high-end West Hollywood sex shop, were first tipped to the "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon by their accountant, who noticed a curious spike in sales a few weeks ago. New customers had been drawn to the store after reading the erotic novel about a young woman's submissive sexual relationship with a wealthy businessman, and wanted some products described in the book. Now the Pleasure Chest is organizing "Fifty Shades of Pleasure" workshops at its West Hollywood, Chicago and New York locations.
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April 2, 1999
Re Stephanopoulos' book: With Democrats like George Stephanopoulos, who needs Republicans? LESTER KUSHNER Valley Village
January 22, 2013 |
PARIS -- The classic Parisian leather goods shop Moynat, which dates back to 1849 as a seller of travel trunks, celebrated the launch of Cameron Silver's book, "Decades: A Century of Fashion. " Aside from France and the U.S., the book is now also available in the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom. The book begins with fashions of the 1900s and chronicles fashions through the centuries, ending with strip queen Dita Von Teese, who was among the guests of the evening party. "Dita summarizes what 'Decades' is all about -- the 24/7 aspect of glamour," said Silver, the author and owner of the vintage clothing boutique of the same name.
February 12, 2010
Book fair What: The 43rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles When: Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Friday, $15, good for readmission all days. Saturday and Sunday, $10, good for readmission. Students with ID, $5 Contact:
July 2, 2013 |
Elizabeth Gilbert became a literary star after publishing "Eat, Pray, Love," her 2006 memoir of looking for verities of the heart and mind in far-flung places. In a slight departure, her forthcoming novel, "The Signature of All Things," set in the 19th century, will be about the curious daughter of a famous botanist who spends her time studying moss and "begins to unravel some of the central mysteries of revolution. " The 500-plus page book won't be published until October, but Viking on Monday released a polished trailer for the novel, which the publisher surely hopes will do better than 2010's " Committed ," a book about marriage that was generally less well received than the memoir that propelled Gilbert to prominence.
September 30, 2012 |
Son A Novel Lois Lowry Houghton Mifflin: 393 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and up It's been 19 years since the publication of Lois Lowry's pioneering Newbery Medal winner, "The Giver," which painted a bleak picture of a future society in which color does not exist, love is suppressed and sameness is revered. No one would have guessed that almost two decades later, "dystopian" would be its own genre in the young adult biblioscape, giving rise to blockbuster franchises such as "The Hunger Games," "Divergent," "Matched" and now, a follow-up from the author who's credited with starting it. "Son" is the Rashomon-style conclusion to "The Giver," told from the perspective of the young birth mother whose infant was saved in the original book.
June 23, 1991
For a book on AIDS, published author seeks photos of demonstrations, sufferers, their families, friends, lovers, care-givers, both homosexual and heterosexual. Good photocopies or duplicates only. MICHAEL GARLOCK, Menza Literary Agency, 1170 Broadway--Room 807, New York, N.Y. 10001