Shep Gordon, storied talent manager, agent and producer, will discuss his fabled career and new memoir, "They Call Me Supermensch", with music superstar Alice Cooper, a close friend and one of Gordon's first clients, in a sold-out Halloween event at the Bootleg Theatre which will be livestreamed on Facebook by event producer Live Talks Los Angeles.
This lively, behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from the consummate Hollywood insider will be available through Facebook Livestream on Monday, October 31 at 8 p.m. PT on the Live Talks Los Angeles page.
Gordon shares stories of his business and personal experiences with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry in "They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass To The Amazing Worlds Of Film, Food, And Rock 'N' Roll" (Anthony Bourdain/Ecco, September 16, 2016). Clients include Alice Cooper, Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone, Salvador Dalí, Luther Vandross and Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef," and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others.
"Supermensch" is an eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his long career. In this engaging memoir, Gordon recalls his life, from his humble beginnings as a "Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition" in Oceanside, Long Island, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, revered for his kindness, charisma — and fondness for a good time.
Publishers Weekly says: "At a time when people feel compelled to revel in and share their excesses… it's refreshing to find a story in which the search for meaning trumps the search for mischief." Actor Michael Douglas calls "Supermensch" "[Gordon's] joyful, soulful, and hilarious account of how he found some purpose for his own life."
States Cooper: "Reality has never seemed to important in the 50 years Shep and I have been working together. When we need something to happen, Shep just works his magic to simply make it a reality. I'm still not sure how he does it — he just has that natural ability to create scenarios and relationships that help to get you where you need to go."
Adds Anthony Bourdain: "The amazing, incredible, unlikely-but-true story of the man who's done everything, been everywhere, and was at seemingly every important moment in musical and culinary history. He's a one-man history of cool. And through it all, he's somehow managed to remain a mensch. Shep Gordon is a legend."