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Charlie Kaufman Biography SIGNING TODAY


The managing editor of CinemaEditor magazine, Doreen Alexander Child has, with access to producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, and film crews, written the first in-depth analysis of Charlie Kaufman’s life and writing.

The book is Charlie Kaufman: Confessions of an Original Mind and it and the author will be available at Portrait TODAY, November 13 from 3pm to 5pm.

Part of the Modern Filmmakers series, this exhaustive study of Kaufman’s life and work is organized chronologically to cover his early influences as well as his most-recent ventures. Highlights include explorations ofKaufman’s collaboration with Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze—who stood him up for their first meeting—and the writer’s conflict with George Clooney (about whom Kaufman says, “I can tell you that George Clooney is my least favorite person”). There are analyses of Human Nature,Adaptation, and the hauntingly beautiful Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which led to an Academy Award. The book also studies Kaufman’s sound plays for Theatre of the New Ear and his directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York.




Doreen Alexander Child will sign your copies and be available for some friendly banter about one of the most interesting artists of our time.

Grab a drink and make an evening of it. It promises to be a lovely time!


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J.W. Winslow signs JASMINE DOGS this Saturday(TODAY!) at!

This is J.W. Winslow and she’s quite remarkable.

Writer, Artist and Poet, J.W. is the founder of FRESH ART and the Radio Host of WinslowArt.

JASMINE DOGS: Mystic Adventures in Big Sur (Volume I), the “World’s Premier Green Novel”, is about a woman torn between the very enticing world of Hollywood success and the passions found therein, and the almost other-worldly beauty, serenity and magic of her home in Big Sur. Guided by an Esalen Indian Mystic, entangled in an extraordinary romance, she plunges into a life which leads her on a… well, a mystic adventure…

You’re invited to meet J.W. Winslow, get your hands on this beautiful book, and meet others similarly drawn to this story.

Also, the first three guests will receive free copies of the book!


Hope to see you there!

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Children’s Book Signing at Portrait this Saturday (Updated: TODAY)!

UPDATED: Today we are expecting a High of 77 degrees Fahrenheit, cloudy in the AM, sunny in the PM. I’m not your kids’ parent but I wouldn’t recommend you allow them into the pool. And the grass will definitely still be wet at the park. You really only have one other alternative. Be at Portrait between 11 and 1. We’ll be happy to see you because we’ll already be there. You’ll be happy you did it because, as I said, it’s your best alternative for this morning. And the kids, well, the kids will love it!



Come meet Candace Ryan and Diane Browning!


They’ll sign books, color with you, show you how to draw, even. You can ask them anything you want about their books and how to write and publish your own.

There will be treats, a water fountain to stop up with gum, sunshine and laughter.

Tell me you have somewhere better than a bookstore to take the kids in your life to on a Saturday afternoon!


You will be able to purchase books inside the bookstore and walk out into our garden to meet with the authors.




Imaginative, inspiring and beautifully illustrated, these two very different books will delight your children

and the only thing cooler than reading is reading a book written by someone you spent an afternoon with!

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Mark Frauenfelder Makes Things

Mark Frauenfelder is one crafty fellow. His latest book is not only a fun romp, but a guidebook of sorts for those in need of inspiration — almost anything which has performed its primary function can be transformed into something else of use, using only your hands and imagination.

To get a sense of Frauenfelder’s personality and come to realize you wish he was your best friend, read his blog.

Watch him with Stephen Colbert.

He is the Editor in Chief of Make Magazine and founder of boingboing.net.

We’re happy to announce that we’ve got him to ourselves for just a bit of time this Saturday, the 12th of June, starting at 4pm. Frauenfelder will be in our garden signing copies of his new book, Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World. If you don’t have a copy of your own yet, the book will be available at the bookstore.

Hope to see you there!

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