Past Events

May 27

Lisa Napoli with Frank Buckley

Lisa Napoli’s “Up All Night” is an entertaining inside look at the founding of the upstart network that set out to change the way news was delivered and consumed. Mixing media history, a business adventure story, and great characters, “Up All Night” tells the story of a network that succeeded beyond even the wildest imaginings of its charismatic and uncontrollable founder, and paved the way for the world we live in today.

May 21

Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon

“Memoirs and Misinformation” is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our “one big soul,” Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world–apocalypses within and without.

May 21

Scott Turow with Ridley Pearson

SCOTT TUROW is the author of eleven bestselling works of fiction, including Testimony, Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His latest novel, THE LAST TRIAL, is the courtroom drama his fans have been waiting for: the culmination of two incredible lives inone explosive case, as Turow’s beloved character, Sandy Stern, returns to the KindleCountry courtroom to defend one of his oldest friends from ruinous charges.

May 20

Tori Amos with Busy Philipps

Tori Amos is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter, pianist, composer, and, with Ann Powers, the New York Times bestselling author of Tori Amos: Piece by Piece. She has released fifteen studio albums, including her latest, Native Invader, in 2017. Her book “Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage,” is a timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment and handling it with intelligence, grace, and integrity.


May 18

David Baldacci with Gregg Hurwitz

DAVID BALDACCI  is a bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. Amos Decker — the FBI consultant with a perfect memory — returns to solve a gruesome murder in a booming North Dakota oil town in the newest thriller in David Baldacci’s #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man series.


May 16

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue

Power couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue have created a compelling and intimate collection of intriguing conversations with famous couples about their enduring marriages and how they have made them last through the challenges we all share. What makes a marriage last? Who doesn’t want to know the answer to that question? To unlock this mystery, iconic couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue crisscrossed the country and conducted intimate conversations with 40 celebrated couples whose long marriages they’ve admired – award-winning actors, athletes, and newsmakers to writers, comedians, musicians, and a former US president and First Lady. Through these conversations, Marlo and Phil also revealed the rich journey of their own marriage. 

May 11

David Baldacci, Scott Turow, Harlan Coben, Walter Mosley, Attica Locke and Joe Ide

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Monday, May 11, 2020 5:00pm PST/ 8pm EST — Virtual Event   Live Talks Los Angeles in association with Grand Central Publishing, Little, Brown and Company and CrimeReads at Literary Hub present: David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Joe Ide, Attica Locke, Walter Mosley and Scott Turow…

May 10

Sunday afternoon with

Louie Anderson

With wry wit and touching humor, Louie Anderson, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award–winning comedian currently starring in Zach Galifianakis’s Baskets, shares his journey of turning life’s challenges into joy, as well as plenty of wisdom he’s still discovering from his late mother.

April 27

Nancy Silverton with Stephanie Danler

Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, Chi Spacca, and Mozza2Go, in Los Angeles, Singapore, and Newport Beach, California. She is the founder of the La Brea Bakery and the only chef ever to be awarded both the Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Pastry Chef awards from the James Beard Foundation. She was featured in Chef’s Table on Netflix, and was chosen by both Fortune and Food & Wine magazines as one of the “Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink.”

April 20

Alan Zweibel with Larry David

Alan Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer, who has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild Awards for his work in television, which also includes It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (which he co-created and produced), The Late Show With David Letterman and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play 700 Sundays, Martin Short’s Broadway hit Fame Becomes Me and six off-Broadway plays including Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy, which he adapted from his bestselling book. Alan has written eleven books including the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel The Other Shulman, the popular children’s book Our Tree Named Steve, the novel Lunatics that he co-wrote with Dave Barry and a parody of the Haggadah titled For This We Left Egypt? that he wrote with Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach. 


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