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LA Diary: Lit Scene

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It's a banner day for LA bookworms. There are lots of readings scheduled all over town: • 12:30 pm : Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman

Thursday, April 14 at 12:30 Dutton's Beverly Hills holds a lunchtime event for Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman who will sign their latest book about Manhattan socialite-Cinderellas "Wolves in Chic Clothing."

• 7:00 pm : Tony Kienitz

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Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:00 PM at Vroman's Pasadena Tony Kienitz discusses and signs "The Year I Ate My Yard."

• 7:00 pm : Heather Howard
Heather Howard has come up with the best book title about Hollywood, ever. Stop by Book Soup on Sunset tonight to hear the ex-assistant read from her novel "Chore Whore: Adventures of a Celebrity Personal Assistant," about schlepping for the stars.

• 7:00 pm : Larry Mantle

Thursday, April 14 at 7 pm Dutton's Brentwood Larry Mantle signs "This Is Airtalk," a compilation of interviews from his KPCC radio show "AirTalk."

• 7:00 pm : Ann Rowe Seaman

Thursday, April 14 at 7 pm Dutton's Beverly Hills Ann Rowe Seaman signs "America’s Most Hated Woman: The Life and Gruesome Death of Madalyn Murray O’Hair."

• 7:30 pm : Gene Wilder converses with Leonard Nimoy.

We really like the idea of Willy Wonka dishing with Mr. Spock. Writers Bloc presents the dialogue, motivated, no doubt, by Wilder's new book "Kiss Me Like A Stranger," but the event is already sold out. We are listing it anyway in hopes that someone with tickets will write in and tell us about it in the coming days.

• 8:00 pm Dylan Moran in "Monster"

Dylan Moran, star of "Shaun of the Dead" takes his one-man show "Monster" to UCLA at the Macgowan Little Theater this week. Moran's been called the “Oscar Wilde of stand-up."