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MONKEY BUSINESS Book Launch at Diesel, a bookstore

May 7, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join us on Saturday, May 7th at 3:00 pm as we welcome Carleton Eastlake to the store to discuss and sign Monkey Business!

This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood. Masks are required to attend.

A conflicted TV writer on location in Florida becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman at a nightclub when she upends everything he thought he understood about life, limerence, bonded love, power, creativity, paintball combat, and what psychologists and philosophers refer to as the Hard Problem of human consciousness. Monkeys — and parrots — do play a role. As does Chairman Mao. And, in a cameo appearance, NASA. It is in no way autobiographical.

Carleton Eastlake graduated from UCLA in political science and psychology and from Harvard Law School with a concentration in law and the social sciences. After a career in public policy and consumer protection law, being hired on Steven Spielberg’s series seaQuest confirmed him as a television writer-producer as well. He has shared in Edgar and Saturn awards and is a former board member of the Writers Guild of America West and a past President of PEN Center  USA. His wife, Loraine Despres, is a best-selling novelist, television writer, and tree-farmer. They live in Los Angeles, California.


May 7, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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Diesel, a bookstore
225 26th Street. Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
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