This Week in Books: March 27 – April 2

The LA Books Examiner is your place for books articles, poetry videos, author interviews and local book events scheduled each week from LA to Hollywood, the Palisades to Pasadena. This week we shared with you two exclusive book excerpts from bestselling authors Terri Cheney and J.A. Jance from their respective books The Dark Side of Innocence and Fatal Error. If you haven’t read them yet, check them out now, because later this week, we have another surprise bestselling author sharing an excerpt from a new book that you don’t want to miss.

In the mean time, check out some of the great local events in this week’s Books Calendar from Frank Mundo, the LA Books Examiner. Also, I wanted to personally thank everyone who braved the rain and came out to my reading of The Brubury Tales for Feral Fusion at the Amsterdam Café last week. Thank you so much!

Sunday March 27

Joshua Foer discusses and signs Moonwalking with Einstein at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 3 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Lynette Louise, MS, NTC, BCIA-EEG discusses and signs Miracles are Made:The Real Life Guide to Autism at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. http://www.lynettelouise.com/

Monday March 28

Chris Jericho presents and signs Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps at Barnes & Noble (The Grove) 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 8 pm. Free. (323) 525-0270.

Cheryl Burke presents and signs Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life at Barnes & Noble (The Grove) 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 8 pm. Free. (323) 525-0270.

Tuesday March 29

Open poetry reading plus Danika Dinsmore – 3:15 Experiment Reading at the Cobalt Cafe, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Opens 8:30 p.m. Sign-up for open reading before 9 p.m. when reading starts. One drink minimum (no alcohol). Event Hosted by LA poet Rick Lupert.

Steven Whitney and Dr. David Kipper present and sign The Addiction Solution: Unraveling the Mysteries of Addiction through Cutting-Edge Brain Science at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Mark Childress discusses and signs Georgia Bottoms at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Meg Howrey reads and signs Blind Sight at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Wednesday March 30

Lois Banner presents and signs MM-Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Sarah Vowell discusses and signs Unfamiliar Fishes at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Thursday March 31

Joel Selvin discusses and signs Smartass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin: California Rock and Roll at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Jean Rosenfeld discusses Terrorism & Political Violence in the Contemporary Era at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Feral Fusion Open Mike: Hosted by Angel Uriel Perales and Cindy Weinstein, Feral Fusion encourages experimentation in the spoken word: lyric poetry, prose poetry, free verse, hip hop, slam and storytelling at The Amsterdam Café, 10905 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Free. Sign-up at 8 pm. Show starts at 8:30 pm. Email: feralfusion [AT] cindynw.com

Friday April 1

Camilla Läckberg discusses and signs The Ice Princess at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Vidal Sassoon presents and signs Vidal: The Autobiography at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Nahid Sewell discusses The Ruby Tear Catcher at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Saturday April 2

DR. John-Roger, Dr. Paul Kaye and Jsu Garcia discuss and sign Living the Spiritual Principles of Health and Well-Being and the DVD, Spiritual Warriors at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 2 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. http://www.mandevillepress.org/   http://www.john-roger.org/  http://www.spiritualwarriors.com/

David Kates reads his memoir in poetry, Inheriting Weight at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Carole Eglash-Kosoff discusses and signs The Human Spirit at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

*All events and speakers are subject to change without notice. Always confirm with the bookstore before attending any event.

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Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales (foreword by Carolyn See), which is available on Amazon.com in paperback and in eBook. The Brubury Tales won Reader View’s 2011 Reviewers Choice Award for Poetry Book of the Year and the 2011 Bookhitch Award for Innovative Poetry Book of the Year.

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