Join us in welcoming Ralph Cissne to Best of Books! He will be signing copies of his debut book, Angel City Singles, on Tuesday, June 5th starting at 6:00 pm.
Driven by a haunting childhood memory, loner David Bishop moves to Los Angeles in search of a fresh start and meaningful employment. The ensuing 1987 Black Monday economic crash forces David into a conflicted part-time job as a host for singles networking parties. “There’s no middle ground,” comedian Rocco Manelli warns. “Here it’s either old money, new money or no money.”
Motivated by his attraction to enigmatic singer Sarah Fleming and mounting financial pressure, David negotiates the humorous challenges of standup comedy, a poetic Bohemian subculture, and the forbidding backstreets of Hollywood. Angel City Singles is filled with suspense, passion and humor as David struggles with the transcendent possibilities for love and understanding.
A native Californian, Cissne grew up in a military family that nurtured his interests in creative writing, golf and yoga. Cissne graduated from The University of Oklahoma School of Journalism and volunteers as a creative life skills mentor in his community. He is an award-winning poet. A member of PEN America and The Author’s Guild, he is a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association.