Village Square Booksellers, in Bellows Falls Vermont, welcomes Laren Stover and Paul Himmelein, authors of BOHEMIAN MANIFESTO: A FIELD GUIDE TO LIVING ON THE EDGE ($32.95) on Saturday May 18 at 5 pm. Bohemian (n.) – a person who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.
The Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide To Living On The Edge (also by Paul Himmelein and Illustrated by Izak) unabashedly celebrates the free-spirited, uninhibited joie-de-vivre of those who dare to live life out loud. Lifelong bohemians Stover and Himmelein joyfully detail the quirks, habits, and styles of these practitioners of a culture all its own. The bohemian movement, with its passion for living and disdain for conformity, dates back to the 19th Century. This book is the ultimate go-to guide for any and all information on the history, the glamour, and the culture of the bohemian – including a breakdown of the five main types:
· The Nouveau Bohemian
· The Folkloric Bohemian
· The Beat Bohemian
· The Zen Bohemian
· The Dandy Bohemian
Stover and Himmelein pack this delightful guide with quotes and letters from famous bohemian figures from history, and give indispensable tips on successfully co-existing with any you may encounter in your daily life. Laren Stover, a melancholy connoisseur, writes fiction, non-fiction, plays and fairy tales. She is the author of three books—the cult-classic novel, Pluto, Animal Lover, a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and optioned by actor Robin Wright, Bohemian Manifesto, A Field Guide to Living on the Edge and The Bombshell Manual of Style, pivotal in exploding Bombshell consciousness into a popular genre. She is editor at large of Faerie Magazine and her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, The New York Observer, Bomb, Deutsch Vogue and Guernica Magazine. Laren is a fellow of Yaddo and Hawthornden Castle and has received the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant for fiction and the Dana Award. Her dramatic works have been performed at various venues including Naked Angels Theatre, New Georges Theatre, the Algonquin Hotel, The Carlyle, The Chateau Marmont and EST. She wrote the libretto for composer Lowell Liebermann's Appalachian Liebesleider, which premiered at Carnegie Hall. She has a degree in the fine arts and has a passion for calligraphy, Japanese woodcuts, tea, vintage fairy tale illustrations, vintage fashion, old hardcover books with gilt covers and enjoys asking friends to take The Proust Questionnaire. The book has been reprinted by Echo Point Books of Brattleboro, Vermont. Call 802-463-9404 with book and event reservations. Author Photo by Marion Ettlinger.
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