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Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes TV producer and host Andy Cohen to the store to present and sign his new book, Most Talkative, on Monday, June 4th at 7pm.From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind of way. And climb inside he did. Now presiding over Bravo's reality TV empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop culture obsessive. Most Talkative is a hilarious and heartfelt account of his young life, of finally coming out in college, and of his meteoric rise within the world of television.Andy Cohen is Bravo's executive vice president of Development and Talent, responsible for overseeing the production of such hits as Top Chef and The Real Housewives franchises. In addition, he is the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live, Bravo's late-night, interactive talk show. He also hosts the network's reunion specials. He's won an Emmy and two Peabody Awards for his work, and he lives in New York City.
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Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes new book group The David Foster Wallace Fantods to the store to discuss Wallace's first-ever short story, "The Planet Trillaphon As It Stands In Relation to the Bad Thing", on Monday, June 4th at 7pm.From the group: "This group is for DFW newcomers, readers and howling fantods to come together and share their experiences of his work... DFW's work is voluminous and absorbing, but other work should also be considered... We will also include works such as Gravity's Rainbow, Wittgenstein, Dostoevsky, C.S. Lewis, Kafka, Delillo, et al., eventually, and discuss how they pertain and are incorporated into DFW's work. If you've ever wondered what the fuss was about, here's your chance."Visit the Fantods' Meetup page for more info. This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!