"A Poet’s Guide To The Bars" by Kenneth Sonny Donato at BOOK SOUP on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood 7pm Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

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A Beat Poet's Ode To Nightlife. Meet Kenneth Sonny Donato & celebrity guests at book soup 8/3/11 7 p.m.

A Poet's Guide To The Bars by Kenneth Sonny Donato

...A double shot of imagery with a water back in the face.” – Michael Ironside

Sonny was fifteen when he met Jack Kerouac at Murphy’s Bar in his hometown of Northport, Long Island in 1964. Later, he hitchhiked and jumped boxcars across thousands of miles of America. At the end of the rainbow in California, Doug Weston hired him to tend bar at the Troubadour, where he hosted musician barflies such as Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, David Lee Roth, Gene Clarke and Glen Frye. Nights off he drank and traded poetry with Charles Bukowski at the No Name Bar on Yucca and Vine.

Kenneth Sonny Donato lives in Hollywood.

"'A Poet's Guide To The Bars' has a strut and clarity of image and language which is a welcome vacation...A double shot of imagery with a water back in the face.” – Michael Ironside

Dedicated to Harry Dean Stanton and Mario Maglieri “The Pope Of Sunset Strip”

Meet Kenneth Sonny Donato & celebrity guests on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 7 p.m. at BOOK SOUP 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 phone: 310.659.3110

Book Signing Event Catered by Dan Tana’s Restaurant

A Matt Glasson Trailer cinematographer Michael Chieffo music David Ohliger photographers Rob Neighbors and Michael Chieffo



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