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Wayfaring at Waverly in Silver Lake

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The beyond-great Hollywood star returns in seven pyrotechnic tales that become—somehow—a family saga spread over seventeen years.

Wayfaring at Waverly in Silver Lake encompasses friends, relations, and some passersby—as James McCourt cocks a cast eye on the seven deadly sins. Some samples . . .

In a story evoking pride, fountainhead of the other deadly sins, Hollywood star K
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 25th 2002 by Knopf
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Dec 26, 2007 Andrew rated it did not like it
I can't tell which I abhor more - people living in LA and attenmpting to write literarily about it (generalizing/ praising/ critiquing the city; making bold but stupid proclamations about it) or New Yorkers who do the same thing from a distance.
In any case, this book is of the latter variety. it smells of gay party chatter re: hollywood studios and starklets. i almost stopped reading the book entirely when I read this on p. 4: "Los Angeles is at the end of history, the very end-historical hub o
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A lot of smartass people and their smartass banter - the perfect read for the smartass reader
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James McCourt was born in 1941.
McCourt was raised in New York City and educated at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Manhattan College, when it was considered the Irish-American Harvard. McCourt briefly studied acting at the Yale School of Drama, but left with fellow student Vincent Virga in 1964 to go to London, to experience the exploding theater scene there. McCourt and Virga have been a
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