"It's hard to get stranger than the Sedarises, but Slash Coleman's family could give them a run for their money."
Based on Slash Coleman’s award-winning book and infused with Southern charm, The Bohemian Love Diaries is an irresistibly weird and wonderful story that chronicles Slash’s upbringing in a warped, but warm-hearted, household of eccentric artists. Raised in the Capital of the Confederacy during the 70s and 80s, young Slash sets out to find true love. Unfortunately for Slash, he's his own worst enemy. Obsessed with Evel Knievel, the rock band KISS, and crisscrossing the country to find his soulmate, Slash’s quest for happiness is on a hapless course. Hilarious and profound, The Bohemian Love Dairies shows you that sometimes the wrong choices brings you to the right place.
The Bohemian Love Diaries was released by Lyon's Press in 2013 and became a best seller in Italy shortly thereafter. The memoir chronicles Slash Coleman's upbringing in the 70s and 80s by an eccentric family of half-Jewish, half-redneck artists in the Capital of the Confederacy and his quest to find love.
The stage version of The Bohemian Love Diaries was presented off-Broadway to sold-out crowds at the 4th Annual International United Solo Theater Festival on November 23, 2013. The same year, the audio book won the award for Best Action Stories of 2013 by Storytelling World, and in 2014, the book was a finalist for the 17th Annual People’s Choice Award for non-fiction by the Library of Virginia. In 2015, Coleman received a Bravo! Award recognizing his book and writing career as an outstanding achievement.
“Good off-beat company.” - Washington Post
“Slash Coleman has de-gentrified my soul.” - Gary Shteyngart, New York Times–bestselling author
“By turns darkly comic, side-splittingly funny, and poignant." - New York Journal of Books
“Laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely touching.” - Willamette Week
“An entertaining examination of the plight of an artist’s progeny.“ - Kirkus Reviews
“Wonderfully intimate.” - Mara Altman, author of Thanks for Coming
Slash Coleman is a storyteller, producer, and writer based in Richmond, Virginia. The author of "The Bohemian Love Diaries," he is best known for his PBS Special The Neon Man and Me. His one-man performances, which combine clever wordplay, music, and poetic observations, have been featured in American Theatre Magazine, Backstage Magazine, The Washington Post, and NPR. His work is often compared to that of author David Sedaris and themes often include family, spirituality, romance, and the struggle to find a sense of home common with Generation-X artists.
Leon Phoenix is a screenwriter from the “Dirty South” with more than a decade of film experience. Raised in a single-parent family of all women, Leon began writing books and scripts at an early age. After studying film at NYU, Leon wrote a reinterpretation of The Bhagavad Gita, called The Jedi Gita (2009). He also worked as a screenwriter on The Gift (2015) and Jaideep’s Long Walk (2014). Leon has a black-belt in karate-do and has practiced Transcendental Meditation since he was a teenager. He is also an avid juicer and a part-time vegetarian. He is currently based in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, two young sons, and a cat named Cat Stevens.
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