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This clever, crafty book trailer for T Cooper‘s new graphic novel, The Beaufort Diaries—which comes out tomorrow—is full of L.A. in-jokes and “cameos” by Diesel favorites such as David Benioff and David Mamet:

Hey, did they ever explain that polar bear on Lost? Might this provide a clue? Or what about Entertainment Weekly‘s list of all the show’s literary references, from Flann O’Brien‘s The Third Policeman to Richard AdamsWatership Down? Mull all that over and then please explain to us to plot of the show in the comments, 100 words or less. Thanks!

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Signed Wonders

July is Signed Book Month at Diesel! We have so many cool authors coming through our stores–some for big, publicized events and readings, and some on the sly. This month we’ll be highlighting some of the awesome authors whose super-hot signatures you can snag, including:

[Insert dramatic flourish here]

Jonathan Alter!
Francesca Lia Block!
Peter Carey!
Jennifer Egan!
Sebastian Junger!
Elizabeth Kostova!
Mary Gaitskill!
David Mamet!
Greil Marcus!
Chuck Palahniuk!
Jane Smiley!
Abraham Verghese!
Damon Wayans!

And more!

We’ll be profiling some of these authors and books throughout the month, so check back! And remember, you can buy any (or hey, all!) of our nifty signed books via our website.

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3 Quick Questions With David Mamet

Author-playwright-essayist-screenwriter-director David Mamet has a new book out—Theatre (come by the Brentwood store to snag a signed copy!)—and unsurprisingly, plenty of opinions!

Presenting David Mamet’s…

Favorite Book
The Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian

Favorite Movie
Powell and Pressburger’s The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Favorite Music
Bach’s Toccatas

And speaking of favorites…remember to vote for your fave poetry video here! Though first, check to see if you’ll get swayed by today’s selection, Thomas in Brentwood reading Rae Armantrout‘s “Simple”:

(Psst! The full archive’s still here, by the way!)

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