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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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Published January 1st 1982 by Simon & Schuster
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Kim Fay
I give this book 5 stars not because it is the best book I have ever read, but because it satisfied the appetite I had for it---when I must read Eve, I MUST read Eve, and nothing can stop me, and I can do nothing until the book is done. I will say it again and again, Eve gets L.A. I read her to know that the reasons I live here are understood. I read her for lines like: "I was like Dillinger, surrounded by men out to get me." I read her because she is dead serious when she writes: "I mean, how c ...more
Martin McClellan
Babitz describes the LA of the twentieth century, seen through the eyes of the women who may reasonably be titled immoral but never amoral. The dancers and secondary players of the entertainment industry parade who simply enjoyed their times.

Her language is open and light, but never trivial. Her turns of phrase both charming, arresting, girlish, and deliberate. A breezy, but culturally rich, read. Fascinating not so much for its story, finding which is a bit like combing your hair in a hurricane
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Elizabeth Brown
This is the perfect book to sit down with a box of cookies and tea (or something stronger) and live in Eve's world. She writes about what all women know but can't always express.

I would describe this as fairly free-form. While there is a disclaimer that the characters are fictional it's clear they are taken from her life and times.
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Eve Babitz is an American artist and author best known for her fictive memoirs and her relationship to the cultural milieu of Los Angeles, California.
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