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Strange Cures – Performance, Reading & Signing by Rob Zabrecky
July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$12
Join us Sunday, July 21st for a unique presentation, performance, and signing of Rob Zabrecky's book Strange Cures moderated by LA Magazine's Chris Nichols.
“Strange Cures is an ode to a forgotten L.A.” —LA Times
"A 1980's San Fernando Valley Time Machine." —Jane Wiedlin, the Go-Gos.
Strange Cures is as unique as the ultra-cool dude who wrote and lived it!" —Paul Reubens
"Zabrecky’s stories of growing up in 1970s and 80s San Fernando Valley are woven with the rich color and detail of Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story. But instead of fun adventures with Santa Claus and the Bumpus hounds, this poor kid ends up getting shot with a .22-caliber Winchester sporting rifle by his FBI impersonating deranged uncle." —Chris Nichols, Los Angeles Magazine
For this event, musician, magician, and actor Rob Zabrecky will read selected passages from his Burbank childhood and teen years, focusing on exploits in the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood in the 1980s, where errant teens roam free, sans supervision and GPS-tracking cellphones. Strange Cures chronicles the coming of age of a young man who wants so little to do with established society and the accepted norms of living that he doubles down on self-sabotage.
All ages welcome.