Tag Archives: memoir

5 Questions with James Nolan, Author of Flight Risk

James Nolan is reading at City Lights Bookstore this Wednesday, May 3rd. He’s celebrating his new book, Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy, published by University of Mississippi Press. He answered our 5 questions. More about James, … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Yiyun Li, Author of Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

City Lights is proud to welcome author & friend of the store, Yiyun Li, this Tuesday, March 7th! Yiyun will be reading from her new book, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life (published by … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Okey Ndibe, Author of Never Look an American in the Eye

On Thursday, October 18th at 7pm, we are thrilled to welcome back the acclaimed Okey Ndibe to City Lights Bookstore. Okey will be discussing and celebrating the release of his new book, Never Look an American in the Eye: A … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Carey Perloff, Author of Beautiful Chaos

Carey Perloff‘s book Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater (Published by City Lights Publishers) is San Francisco’s One City One Book in 2016! Carey is the Artistic Director of San Francisco’s acclaimed American Conservatory Theater, as well as an … Continue reading

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Beautiful Chaos Selected as the 2016 One City One Book

The City Lights Foundation is thrilled to announce that Carey Perloff’s Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater has been selected as San Francisco’s One City One Book! City Lights is proud to join forces with the San Francisco Public … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Leonard Pitt, Author of My Brain on Fire

City Lights is very pleased to welcome Leonard Pitt to the bookstore on March 15, 2016. Leonard will be reading from his memoir, My Brain on Fire: Paris and Other Obsessions, published by Soft Skull Press. Leonard answered our 5 … Continue reading

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City Lights Visits Leonard Pitt at His Cottage in Berkeley

City Lights is pleased to welcome performer, teacher, and author Leonard Pitt to our bookstore on March 15, 2016. He’ll be reading from his new memoir My Brain on Fire: Paris and Other Obsessions published by Soft Skull Press. Pitt … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Rob Roberge, Author of Liar

Rob Roberge is in conversation with Joshua Mohr on Wednesday February 10th at City Lights Books about his acclaimed new book, Liar: A Memoir (published by Crown). He took the time to answer our 5 questions. Event: Wednesday, February 10, … Continue reading

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Carey Perloff Takes the Stage with Memoir Beautiful Chaos

When Carey Perloff took up residency as Artistic Director of the A.C.T. in 1992, it was in the wake of the Loma Prieta earthquake which left the historic Geary Theater in ruins. By its reopening in 1996, Perloff had breathed … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Man Alive by Thomas Page McBee

Thomas Page McBee asks “What makes a man?” in the newest memoir published by City Lights, Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. Thomas’s immediate answer, in the first paragraph of the first page, is … Continue reading

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