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Hip Santa Cruz: the Film!

r_abraham_logos016 ralphlogos1Ralph Abraham gave a GREAT talk Thursday night at Logos. Speaking on a wide range of related topics—Santa Cruz in the 60’s, psychedelic use among computer programmers, a basic definition of chaos theory, his own travels from tenured Princeton professor to just-beginning UCSC—he entertained the audience for a good hour.

And if you can just kick yourself for not being there, you can now watch it here.

hipsantacruzAnd, if after watching it you want to pick up your own personal copy of the Hip Santa Cruz book, the catalyst for the talk and book-signing, use paypal button below to purchase.





 

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Hip Santa Cruz & the Chaos Revolution: Ralph Abraham Book-signing

While it is most likely true that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” it may also be true that those who do not even know the past may be condemned to a dimmer appreciation of their present lives.

Ralph Abraham has chronicled the early 60’s in Santa Cruz in his new book, Hip Santa Cruz and, while the characters, places and events might not all be familiar to us, their presence is still rich in our daily life here. Continue Reading

All My Friends are Dead | Book Signing Event with Jory John and Avery Monsen

On August 28th from noon to 5pm, Logos Books & Records is proud to be hosting the hilarious and creative duo Jory John and Avery Monsen, authors of the book All My Friends Are Dead. If you’re a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you’re a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you’re a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children’s book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character’s unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable. Come visit Jory and Avery as they entertain the pedestrians of Pacific Avenue and sign their delightful new book.

Check out the book trailer they made, take a gander at their book, and wander around their website!

Avery Monsen is an actor, artist, and writer.

Jory John is a writer, editor, and journalist.

They are friends, and neither is dead. Yet.