Past Events

September 14

Liane Moriarty with Seija Rankin

From Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers comes a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.  Moriarty is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little LiesThe Husband’s Secret, and Truly Madly Guilty; the New York Times bestsellers Nine Perfect Strangers, What Alice Forgot, and The Last Anniversary; The Hypnotist’s Love Story; and Three Wishes.  

July 21

An Evening with

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter, actor and director, as well as a New York Times bestselling author. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton and In the Heights. In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show’s vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It won four Tony Awards and became an international hit, delighting audiences around the world. 

July 8

Richard Marx with Patton Oswalt

Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career. Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide over the course of his career. He is the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts, and he has written on a number one single in each of the last four decades—an accolade previously only reached by Michael Jackson. He won a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy and has scored fourteen number-one singles, both as a performer and as a songwriter/producer.

July 6

Patti LaBelle with Tamar Braxton

From beloved icon, musician, and “godmother of soul,, Patti LaBelle, the celebratory anniversary edition of LaBelle Cuisine. First published more than twenty years ago, these comfort food favorites are back, along with a few new delicious delights that will bring joy and flavor to the family table. Patti LaBelle’s illustrious career spans four decades. She is a New York Times bestselling author, a two-time Grammy Award–winning singer, and a three-time Emmy nominee. She is adored around the world by millions of fans of her music and her cooking. She is also a humanitarian who devotes much of her time and talent to charities too numerous to list and is the recipient of several honorary degrees. 

June 17

Anita Diamant & Melissa Berton with Michaela Pereira

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST      Anita Diamant & Melissa Berton in conversation with Michaela Pereira discussing the book,   “Period. End of Sentence. A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice“   This event premieres on June 17,  6pm PST/9pm…

June 16

Bill Bratton with Connie Rice

In The Profession, Bill Bratton examines the path of policing over the past fifty years, for good and also for ill, and offers a master class in transformative leadership. Wherever he went–from Boston in the ’80s to the New York Police Department in the ’90s to Los Angeles after the beating of Rodney King to New York again in the era of unchecked stop-and-frisk–root-and-branch reinvention was the order of the day and he met the challenge.

June 14

Gina Yashere with Michelle Buteau

Gina Yashere, the British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.

June 7

Clint Smith with Ibram X. Kendi

Clint Smith’s book is a deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.

May 19

Michael Lewis with Geraldine Brooks

Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of several New York Times bestselling books including The Fifth Risk, The Undoing ProjectFlash Boys, The Big ShortLiar’s PokerMoneyballThe Blind Side.  

May 17

Brad Stone with Nick Bilton

Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News.  He has covered Silicon Valley for more than twenty years. In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents a deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became one of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, which has been translated into over thirty-five languages, and The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley.

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