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Tuesday, July 28

Gia Coppola x Peroni Grazie Cinema Series

Mondrian Hotel, Skybar

8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 90069

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Gia Coppola and Peroni Nastro Azzurro have teamed up this summer 2015 to celebrate Italian style, taste and craft with the Grazie Cinema Series. A series of classic Italian films curated by Coppola, it will be traveling through New York, LA and Miami. The second installment will take place on July 28th at LA's Mondrian Hotel Skybar, featuring a screening of Bicycle Thieves and hosted by friend of Coppola's and filmmaker, Tracy Antonopoulos, who will also be screening a short film she created and directed for the series.

The event is open to the public and all guests must be 21 years of age or older. Please send all RSVP's to [email protected].

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Hilary Liftin discusses and signs Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

"It s a surefire hit. Fans of the showbiz tales of Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Weisberger, and Rachel Pine will love this book. The beach read of the summer, it will keep you up long after the sun has gone down. -- Library Journal (Starred Review)
Actress Lizzie Pepper was America s Girl Next Door and her marriage to Hollywood mega-star Rob Mars was tabloid gold a whirlwind romance and an elaborate celebrity-studded wedding landed them on the cover of every celebrity weekly. But fame, beauty, and wealth weren t enough to keep their marriage together. Hollywood s It couple are over and now Lizzie is going to tell her side of the story.
Celebrity ghostwriter Hilary Liftin chronicles the tabloids favorite marriage as Lizzie Pepper realizes that, when the curtain falls, her romance isn t what she and everyone else thought. From her lonely holidays in sumptuous villas to her husband s deep commitment to a disconcertingly repressive mind-body group, Lizzie reveals a side of fame that her fans never get to see in a story that will have every reader guessing the real-life inspirations for its players. Full of twists and turns, “Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper is a breathless journey to the heights of Hollywood power and royalty and a life in the spotlight that is nearly impossible to escape." (Viking)

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Wednesday, July 29

Will Chancellor discusses in conversation with Porochista Khakpour

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

A beautiful and compulsively readable literary debut that introduces Owen Burr an Olympian whose dreams of greatness are dashed and then transformed by an epic journey and his father, Professor Joseph Burr, who must travel the world to find his son. After his athletic career ends abruptly, Owen flees the country to become an artist. He lands in Berlin where he meets a group of art monsters living in the Teutonic equivalent of Warhol’s Factory. After his son s abrupt disappearance, Burr dusts off his more speculative ideas in a last-ditch effort to command both Owen’s and the world's attention. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall offers a persuasive vision of faith, ambition, art, family, and the myths we write for ourselves.

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Thursday, July 30

Victoria Namkung discusses and signs The Things We Tell Ourselves

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

When a young writer enters into an affair with a charming foreign correspondent, she has no idea that an uncharacteristic moment of spontaneity will change her life forever. Twenty-two-year-old Georgina Park dreams of being a hard-hitting journalist, but to pay the bills she’s covering the red carpet for a celebrity magazine. Her world is turned upside down when a chance meeting with Simon Grant, an Australian TV reporter who is 20 years her senior—and married—leads to an intense, sexually charged relationship that continues even after he returns home to Sydney. But when some compromising photos from Georgina’s past come back to haunt her years later, it appears Simon is to blame. Now a prolific newspaper columnist and college instructor, Georgina must use her investigative reporting skills to save herself—and revisit the affair that started it all.  Set in Los Angeles, The Things We Tell Ourselves takes readers from the klieg lights of Hollywood to the dark corners of the Internet, exploring love, marriage and technology along the way. At its heart, the novel is a literary examination of the damage one generation can inflict on the next and the compromises we make between our ideals and life’s realities, between what we desire and doing the right thing.

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Justine Gubar discusses and signs Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders in a preseason matchup that would become a seminal moment for fan violence. During the game, seventy fans were ejected from the stadium, one person was beaten unconscious in the men’s room, and two men were shot in the parking lot after the game. This is hardly an isolated incident. At any given game, fans get kicked out and arrested for acting out. In the spring of 2014 alone, soccer headlines screamed of a fan killed in Brazil, a supporter who punched a police horse in England, and three fans shot in Italy. But why do fans resort to such violence? What drives them to abandon societal norms and act out in unimaginable ways? Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan explores the roots of extreme fanaticism, from organized thuggery to digital hate speech. Justine Gubar divulges outrageous and often shocking incidents, including first-hand accounts from both the transgressors and victims. Gubar reaches back into ancient times, providing a history of fan violence throughout the ages before delving into events of misbehavior, violence, and hatred in the United States and around the world. She revisits several notorious riots and tragedies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in order to understand mayhem on a global scale. In addition, Gubar investigates the sports leagues and the security and beverage industries so as to explain the roots of fan misbehavior and to dispel common myths that are often invoked to understand the madness. Featuring original interviews with European football hooligans, rioting college students, stadium security experts, and many others, Fanaticus provides a rare window into what drives human behavior. Together, these voices create the fullest picture of modern fan violence ever written

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