Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living And Writing By Joan Didion's Light

EditorSteffie NelsonContribution byJori Finkel, Ann Friedman

February 21, 2020|
Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living And Writing By Joan Didion's Light by Steffie Nelson
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InThe White Album, Joan Didion famously wrote that “a place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively…loves it so radically that he remakes it in his image.” Cruising in her Daytona yellow Corvette Stingray, taking it all in behind dark glasses, Joan Didion claimed California for all time.Slouching Towards Los Angeles is a multi-faceted portrait of the literary icon who, in turn, belongs to us.

This collection of original essays covers the turf that made Didion a sensation—Hollywood and Patty Hearst; Malibu, Manson and the Mojave; the Summer of Love and the Central Park Five—while bringing together some of the finest voices of today’s Los Angeles and beyond.Slouching Towards Los Angeles is a love letter and thank you note; personal memoir and social commentary; cultural history and literary critique. Fans of Didion, lovers of California, and fellow writers alike will all find something to dig into, in this rich exploration of the inner and outer landscapes Joan Didion traveled, shaping our own journeys in the process.

Featuring essays by
Ann Friedman
Jori Finkel
Margaret Wappler
Jessica Hundley
Christine Lennon
Catherine Wagley
Su Wu
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Lauren Sandler
Michelle Chihara
Sarah Tomlinson
Linda Immediato
Tracy McMillan
Dan Crane
Steph Cha
Caroline Ryder
Joe Donnelly
Monica Corcoran Harel
Alysia Abbott
Stacie Stukin
Heather John Fogarty
Marc Weingarten
Scott Benzel
Ezrha Jean Black
L.A.-based writer and editorSteffie Nelson has covered art, design and culture forThe New York Times, theLos Angeles Times,W Magazine,LA Review of Books and others. She recently co-authoredJudson: Innovations in Stained Glass (Angel City Press) and is currently developingCosmic City: The History of Seekers in Los Angeles. www.steffiene...
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Title:Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living And Writing By Joan Didion's Light
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:312 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.84 in
Shipping dimensions:312 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.84 in
Published:February 21, 2020
Publisher:Rare Bird Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781644280676

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