Michael Lewis returns to Live Talks Los Angeles — 5th appearance!

We are excited to have Michael Lewis return to Live Talks Los Angeles on October 25 for his new book, Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon, about Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX.  .
To purchase tickets to the event on October 25th;
or the virtual event that airs in Oct 30, visit our website.

Read about Michael Lewis’ new book in the New York Times (May 16, 2023).
When Michael Lewis first met him, Sam Bankman-Fried was the world’s youngest billionaire and crypto’s Gatsby. CEOs, celebrities, and leaders of small countries all vied for his time and cash after he catapulted, practically overnight, onto the Forbes billionaire list. Who was this rumpled guy in cargo shorts and limp white socks, whose eyes twitched across Zoom meetings as he played video games on the side?
In Going Infinite Lewis sets out to answer this question, taking readers into the mind of Bankman-Fried, whose rise and fall offers an education in high-frequency trading, cryptocurrencies, philanthropy, bankruptcy, and the justice system. Both psychological portrait and financial roller-coaster ride, Going Infinite is Michael Lewis at the top of his game, tracing the mind-bending trajectory of a character who never liked the rules and was allowed to live by his own—until it all came undone.
Michael Lewis has appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles for his last four books: Flashboys (with Malcolm Gladwell); The Undoing Project (with Mindy Kaling); The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy (with Larry Wilmore); and for The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (with Geraldine Brooks).  He also interviewed Walter Isaacson for his book, Leonardo da Vinci.
Watch all the videos below:






Holiday Pop-Up Signed Book Sale!

Join us for our 2022 Holiday Signed Book Sale! 

Visit our store to see what is available, and start making your lists!

Our popular LIVE TALKS LA end-of-year POP-UP HOLIDAY SIGNED BOOK SALE is back—in-person, and in a new, exciting location.

Friday December 2, 3-7pm

Saturday December 3, 11a-5pm.

Please join us in the beautiful atrium at HALO DTLA:
330 S. Hope Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(by MOCA and The BROAD)

Parking: $9


Shop from a variety of signed books from hundreds of our past events. There’s something for everyone on your list: FICTION, NON-FICTION, CELEBRITY MEMOIR, COOKBOOKS, COFFEE TABLE BOOKS. 

Books make the best gifts—especially when you purchase them from an independently-owned local small business!

Nick & Stef’s and Danny Boy’s Famous Original Pizza will be open both days.

— Live Talks Los Angeles


Since you’re on our mailing list, you already know that books make great gifts, and signed books are even more special.  And purchasing them from a small business, even better.
The annual Live Talks Holiday Sale and Celebration is happening now–virtually.
Titles from our decade-plus of live events are available in the categories listed below.
— Diane Keaton, Robbie Conal, Judd Apatow, Pharrell Williams, Shepard Fairey, Stan Smith, Terry Gilliam, Chris Stein and more…
— Yotam Ottolenghi, Marcus Samuelsson, René Redzepi, Nigella Lawson, Carla Hall, Patti LaBelle, Jamie Oliver and more…
— Debbie Harry, Booker T. Jones, Questlove, Carole Bayer Sager, Robby Krieger, David Byrne, Richard Marx and more…
— Julianna Margulies, Priyanka Chopra, Kal Penn, Matthew McConaughey,
Alan Cumming, Martin Short, Mindy Kaling, Sally Field, Demi Moore, Jenifer Lewis, Gabrielle Union, Gabrielle Byrne and more…
— Eric Idle, Jon Cryer, Seth Rogen, Darrell Hamond, Chris Elliott, Aasif Mandvi, John Cleese, Chelsea Handler, Mike Epps and more…
— Amy Tan, Liane Moriarty, Greg Iles, Kate Atkinson, James McBride, Walter Mosley, Patricia Cornwell, Dean Koontz, Alice Hoffman, Charlie Kaufman, Colm Toibin, T.C. Boyle, David Baldacci and more…
— Ed Asner, Jill Soloway, Daniel Kahneman, George Will, Melinda Gates, Eve Ensler, Jared Diamond, Robert Greene, Yuval Noah Harari, Michael Beschloss and more…
— Shep Gordon, Alice Waters, Salman Rushdie, Ehud Barak, Mary Louise Parker, Susan Rice, Guy Kawasaki, Alan Cumming, Al Franken, Isaac Mizrahi, Frank Deford, Gail Sheehy, Lisa Napoli, Tammy Duckworth and more…
— Adam Schiff, Steven Pinker, Niall Ferguson, Emily Ratajkowski, Steven Roberts, Clint Smith, Irv Yalom, Elizabeth Warren, Walter Isaacson, Anderson Cooper and more…
— Bill Walton, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Diana Nyad, Meb Keflezighi
Purchase $75 or more, and you’ll get a Live Talks Los Angeles tote bag.
For orders of $200 or more,  we’re happy to offer contact-free pick-up at our offices in downtown Los Angeles 
If you’d like to browse in person at our office downtown, we’ll make a special appointment. Just email us at store@livetalksla.org