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Spoken Interludes in Los Angeles:

Monday, February 9th

Sandra Tsing Loh
Sandra Tsing Loh

Writer, actress, & radio personality Sandra Tsing Loh reads from her new book, The Madwoman in the Volvo

("The Madwoman in the Volvo reads like a weekend away with the best friend you ever had-blazingly vulnerable, scorchingly smart, and funny as hell. It's both an intimate portrait of one woman as she approaches menopause and a full-throated cultural howl about what it means to be female and forty or fifty or sixty something in America today. I was filled with recognition as I read the book's first pages and flooded with gratitude by the end.... A beautiful book you're going to miss after you've read the last page." -Cheryl Strayed )

Maggie Shipstead
Maggie Shipstead

Award-winning, bestselling writer, Maggie Shipstead reads from her new book, Astonish Me

("So dazzling, so sure-handed and fearless,
that at times I had to remind myself to breathe."
- Maria Semple
"A novel you must read." - The Washington Post
"Precise... Flawless... Transcendent..." - NPR)

Joshua Wolf Shenk

Critically-acclaimed writer Joshua Wolf Shenk reads from his new book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

("This is a book about magic; about the Beatles; about the chemistry between people; about neuroscience; and about the buddy system; it examines love and hate, harmony and dissonance, and everything in between. The result is wise, funny, surprising, and completely engrossing.." -Susan Orlean)

David Darmstaedter
David Darmstaedter

Award-winning, best-selling writer David Darmstaedter reads from his new novel, Snake for the Day

("In a world of faux-badass, Look-At-Me, I'm-Damaged! tomes of one-downsmanship and front, Darmstaedter stands as that most exotic of authors: the real goddamn thing. By the time you finish this book, you won't just want to tell you'll friends, you'll be ripping strangers out of their cars and shoving copies into their hands, screaming at them through foam-flecked lips to just shut up and read it. I really loved this." -Jerry Stahl)

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Spoken Interludes (writers read from their work with a Q&A) 7:30 - 8:30 pm
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