Category Archives: Books

New Slash! Magazine Book by Hat & Beard Press

Hat & Beard Press held an opening night reception in Hollywood last night to celebrate the release of the collection, “Slash: A Punk Magazine from Los Angeles, 1977-80.” The new book includes every cover of the magazine’s 29-issue run, as well as new essays … Continue reading

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John Doe Discusses his New Book at Book Soup Sunday, July 24

John Doe’s book, “Under the Big Black Sun, A Personal History of L.A. Punk,” was published in late April and he continues to make the rounds promoting it, including an appearance at Book Soup tomorrow from 4-6pm. In the vein … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

“We all need to create the story that will make sense of our lives.” – “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City,” by Nick Flynn I will often choose a book based on the title or the dedication alone. With this … Continue reading

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Kathy Garver’s “Surviving Cissy”: From Toddlers in Tutus to Textural Tales of Life’s Great Tapestry!

Okay…Okay…So I know Kathy Garver played everyone’s favorite sitcom teenager in the form of Cissy of “Family Affair” fame back in the late ’60s/early ’70s. But did you know she currently does everything else from playing Aunt Polly in the … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: The Adderall Diaries

This is the story of a book → that was made into a movie → that was made into a movie about making the movie → and the film festival that was started because of the movie about the movie.  … Continue reading

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Rock Dreams at Book Soup This Weekend

Want to re-live the Sunset Strip of the ’80s this weekend, right on the Sunset Strip?  If you’re going to take a walk down memory lane, it might as well have the soundtrack of Guns N’ Roses playing in the … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Chuck Palahniuk

Here are two more suggestions from my “List of books I have read more than once, from authors I adore.”  These are by Chuck Palahniuk, author of “Fight Club” and many other books. “CHOKE” Chuck Palahniuk holds a special place … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Phoebe Gloeckner’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is “An Account in Words and Pictures” of Minnie, a fifteen-year-old who is having an affair with Monroe, a 35-year-old man who is also her mother’s lover. What makes this story so different from … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

“Miss Peregrine’s” by Ransom Riggs has been on my “to read” list for a while, but I kept putting it off – until I saw the commercial for the movie that Tim Burton is directing.  I grabbed this 350 page … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Furiously Happy”

As a fan of Jenny Lawson’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” I was looking forward to “Furiously Happy” coming out in September 2015. “Furiously Happy” is a collection of humorous essays with topics ranging from … Continue reading

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