L.A. Weekly is determining the best L.A. novel ever by holding a tournament featuring 32 of our favorites in head-to-head matchups, until there's only one novel standing. For further reading:
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Brackets
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: More Matchups
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According to the people who track these things, there are roughly 170,000 new books published each year in the United States -- an alarming percentage of which arrive, unbidden, at the L.A. Weekly office.
Each week, we'll offer a snapshot of a newish book that's caught our attention. Just as there ... More >>
Jonathan Tropper's last novel, This Is Where I Leave You (2009), become a New York Times bestseller.
Tonight he's signing his new book One Last Thing Before I Go -- about a drummer in a one-hit wonder rock band who now plays weddings -- at The Grove's Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m.
Here's our "Ask the A ... More >>
A new, improved Constitution? The Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer took on the task with his new book Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America. He talks with Lawrence O'Donnell at a Writers Bloc event this Friday.
Here's our interview with Bl ... More >>
Via 4hourlife.comAmazon made the surprising announcement yesterday that it will publish author Tim Ferriss' next book The 4-Hour Chef, The New York Times reports. The book is due out next year, and will be the latest in the writer's series of self-help books for men.
It's a deal that makes ... More >>