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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Book Soup presents Sheila E in conversation with Billboard editor Gail Mitchell about her memoir, The Beat of My Own Drum

 We are really excited to be hosting Sheila E at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday, September 10th! Some of you are very familiar with her work, some of you think you may know, but everyone has heard her work. She has worked with musicians across genres including Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, George Duke, Beyonce, Kanye West, Ringo Starr and yes, Prince!

The beat is in her bones you might say, as her father Pete Escovedo is a percussionist and her uncle is Alejandro Escovedo. She often performs with them. She has had a long and distinguished career, center stage and behind the drum kit.  We're excited to read The Beat Of My Own Drum: A Memoir when it is released next Tuesday, September 2nd and we are honored to be her only Los Angeles appearance in support of this book.


ICON is her first solo album in 13 years and is available now EVERYWHERE!

You can purchase tickets for this event at this link:  http://www.booksoup.com/sheila-e-2014

Of Fathers & Sons

This is more of a detective story than a "woe is me" memoir which is a real testament to the swift storytelling of this talented man. The subject matter could have been morose but it wasn't. The zig-zag back and forth in time kept me turning pages quickly. I knew a bit about the author going in, but learned a lot in reading. This author leaves it all on the table and doesn't hold back. You'll never feel pity for him, though to be fair, he came a long way baby!

Alan Cumming's memoir Not My Father's Son will be published by Dey Street Books on October 7th.