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Duff McKagan Memoir Makes LA Librarians’ ‘Book of the Year’ List

Need a book to read over your holiday vacation? Or in the spare minutes your Scrooge-boss lets you free between finishing your TPS reports? The librarians at the LA Public Library have put together a list of the best books of 2011. We hadn’t read a single one. We’re not sure if that’s because we’re lazy and pea-brained, or because the list includes GN’R bassist Duff McKagan‘s memoir It’s So Easy: And Other Lies. Guillermo del Toro‘s The Night Eternal is also on there.

Weightier fare like Julian BarnesThe sense of an Ending also made the cut.

Sadly, the longest piece of fiction we’ve been able to get through in the past few months was Mikhail Saltykov‘s How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials. Biting Russian satire in under 10 pages!

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Guillermo del Toro to Guest Direct LA Film Festival

Guillermo del Toro will be making an appearance at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival–signing on to become guest director for the event. His role will entail selecting a film that inspired him as a young filmmaker and then leading a conversation about the movie and its influence.

Del Toro will also close out the festival on June 26th by holding the world premiere of his latest horror film Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. The film is based on the 1973 telefilm of the same name, which del Toro apparently believes is the “scariest TV production ever made.” The new film stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison and was written by del Toro.

More info here.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: LA Film Festival Announces Lineup

Werewolf Guillermo del Toro’s Mexican Alka Seltzer Commercial

This is pretty funny. Back in 1991, Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro was working in Mexican television as a special effects artist when he produced this majestic creation–a werewolf Alka Seltzer commercial. Del Toro stars as the werewolf.

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bale_awards_400_2.jpgPrizes Given to Not-Yet-Released Films: The Hollywood Film Festival sounds kinda lame.

guillermodeltoro.jpgThe Hobbit, in IMAX? Director Guillermo Del Toro says he’s “not ruling out” the possibility of a 3-D, IMAX Hobbit movie because “IMAX is a fantastic medium,” it’s innovative and “I am a shareholder.” Wow. And we didn’t think we could get more jaded.

nolan_awards_400_2.jpg More Batman: Geoff Boucher continues his three-part interview with Batman director Christopher Nolan.