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To Anna David, Reality TV Matters A Lot

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Since LAist let met Anna David, the talented author has been writing and editing "Reality Matters," an ambitious new book. It features a team of successful authors detailing their intimate relationship with their favorite reality TV programs.

Shockingly amusing and periodically poignant, "Reality Matters" gives college-educated reality show fans permission to smile about their devotion to America’s guiltiest lowbrow pleasure.  

On Monday, April 26, at 8:00pm, David will be joined by some of the book's authors as well as those they've written about at Les Deux in Hollywood. Reality stars Jennifer Gimenez (”Sober House,”) Charlie O'Connell (”The Bachelor,”) and Will Gilbert (”The Real World: Hollywood”) will join David and scribes Neil Strauss (”The Game”), Ben Mandelker John Albert, and Wendy Merrill for readings, anecdotes and discussion.

On Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m., Anna David, and "Reality Matters" contributors Stacey Grenrock Woods ("Esquire,") Neal Pollack, Richard Rushfield and Mark Lisanti, will be reading/Q&A-ing/signing at Book Soup in West Hollywood.

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LAist had a chance to talk to Anna David about all of this.