1. You can purchase a copy of A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley here: http://tinyurl.com/m6aelpz

    A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley is an illuminated novel written and designed by Warren Lehrer (2013, Goff Books). The novel includes 101 books within it all written by Lehrer’s protagonist—Bleu Mobley—who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. This video provides a glimpse into Bleu Mobley’s first novel —The Switch—about a day on earth when everyone is switched with their number one nemesis.

    Bleu wrote The Switch in 1979 after returning from a two year stint as a foreign correspondent reporting on undeclared wars in the Middle East and Central and South America (he quit before being fired for non-objective reporting). As a journalist, it was his job to cover what is. As an ex-journalist, he felt free to imagine what if. He wondered about the blood-boiling enmity of polar opposites that he kept finding in nearly every sphere of life, not only in the war zones he had recently come home from, but in politics, in workplaces, and in families. What if all these “enemies” somehow got their wires crossed, even for only one day? What if flashes of light lit up pockets of acrimony and misunderstanding around the world? Could embittered hearts be opened, or would it make no difference at all? The Switch chronicles three pairs of enemies who come face-to-face every day, and two pairs who have never met but despise the very thought of each other.

    Purchase a copy of the book and read more about Bleu Mobley’s life and books: http://tinyurl.com/m6aelpz

    And find out more about the A Life In Books project, Warren Lehrer, performance/reading tour, contests, etc.:
    alifeinbooks.net/

    Animation by Warren Lehrer in collaboration with Mark T. Saintonge.

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  2. In this short excerpt from Warren Lehrer's Keynote presentation at the 2013 NY Art Book Fair Conference at PS1 MoMA, Lehrer describes two of Bleu Mobley's "hybrid genre" books: a pull-out pop-up book on the history of capital punishment and a novel about a former sex addict turned evangelical fanatic.

    A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley is an illuminated novel written and designed by Warren Lehrer (2013, Goff Books). The novel includes 101 books within it all written by Lehrer’s protagonist—Bleu Mobley—who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career.

    Purchase a copy of the book and read more about Bleu Mobley’s life and books:
    amazon.com/Life-Books-Rise-Fall-Mobley/dp/193962102X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376504745&sr=1-1&keywords=a+life+in+books%2C+warren+lehrer

    Find out more about the A Life In Books project, Warren Lehrer, performance/reading tour, contests, etc.:
    alifeinbooks.net/

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  3. You can purchase a copy of A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley here: http://tinyurl.com/m6aelpz
    A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley is an illuminated novel written and designed by Warren Lehrer (2013, Goff Books). The novel includes 101 books within it all written by Lehrer’s protagonist—Bleu Mobley—who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. This video provides a glimpse into Bleu Mobley’s 3rd book, Narcissistic Planet Disorder.

    Published in 1981, Bleu was inspired to write Narcissistic Planet Disorder as talk of extending the Cold War into the heavens was ratcheting up. It’s also highly likely that Bleu’s experience growing up the only child of a mother with severe bipolar disorder influenced his approach to writing and designing this oversized book.

    Find out more about the A Life In Books project, Warren Lehrer, performance/reading tour, contests, etc:
    alifeinbooks.net/
    Purchase a copy of A Life In Books and read more about Bleu Mobley’s life and books: http://tinyurl.com/m6aelpz

    Animation by Warren Lehrer in collaboration with Mark T. Saintonge and Julie Verardi.

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  4. BOOK LAUNCH NEW YORK CITY NOVEMBER 1st! For Full tour and schedule, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and more: alifeinbooks.net/ Warren Lehrer’s A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley, an illuminated novel that contains 101 books within it, all written and designed by Lehrer’s protagonist, who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. Mobley’s autobiography/apologia is paired with a review of all his books. Each book is represented by its first edition cover design and catalog copy, and more than a third of his books are excerpted. The resulting retrospective contrasts the published writings (which read like short stories) with the author’s confessional memoir, forming a most unusual portrait of a well-intentioned, obsessively inventive (but ethically challenged) visionary. The 380 page, 4 color novel will be published this fall by Goff Books, a new imprint ORO Editions that will feature works of Visual Literature and books on Art, Design, and Popular Culture.
    Read about the book and project in The Atlantic
    ORDER A COPY NOW: amazon.com/Life-Books-Rise-Fall-Mobley/dp/193962102X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369259446&sr=1-1&keywords=a+life+in+books%2C+warren+lehrer
    Join the mailing list for updates on the NY book launch/performance, tour dates, exhibition, and enhanced e-book edition.
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    Warren Lehrer"s A Life In Books TOUR:

    Saturday, September 2, 6PM, Keynote Speaker, NY Art Book Fair Conference, PS1 MoMA, LIC, NY

    Friday, October 11, 7:30PM Book Signing, Minneapolis, AIGA National Conference, Minneapolis Convention Center

    Thursday, October 17, 5:15PM Lecture/Performance, SAIC, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Thursday, October 24, 7PM Lecture/Performance, Art Institute of Boston, Boston MA

    Friday, November 1, 7PM BOOK LAUNCH / PERFORMANCE, The Greene Space @WNYC, Charlton Street, NYC , NY, RESERVE A TICKET NOW
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    Thursday, November 7, 7PM Lecture/Performance, Art Center College, Pasadena

    Monday, November 11, 7:30PM, Performance/Book Signing, Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

    Tuesday, November 12th, 7:30PM, Performance/Book Signing, The Booksmith, San Francisco, CA

    Wednesday, November 13th, 7PM, Performance/Book Signing, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

    November 22nd – 24th, Performance/Panel Discussion, Signing, Miami Book Fair, Miami, CA

    for further info: alifeinbooks.net/

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