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Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles is the second book by D.J. Waldie, one of the most gifted writers on the American scene. As Patt Morrison notes in her foreword, "The suburb is America's lifeline and its punchline, and Waldie is its bard." Few observers can present the facts of everyday life with the texture and emotion of a symphony, the way Waldie does. A breatht ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published May 15th 2004 by Angel City Press (first published April 2004)
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Chuck Weiss
A rather excellent collection of essays about life and growing up in Los Angeles from author D.J. Waldie whom I've always appreciated. His recollection of living and growing up in the "planned community" of Lakewood is both poignant and important in order to understand the richness and vastness of what we call Los Angeles.
Adam
This is a collection of essays about life in Southern California, alternately insightful and ponderous. Waldie lives in the same house in Lakewood that he grew up in, and he doesn't drive a car. Worth reading, but not before reading Carey McWilliams and Reyner Banham first.
Veronica
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Waldie's precise hold of Los Angeles beating heart grips my own as he takes the readers deeper and deeper into the shadows of LA we often ignore.
Salsa_libra
excellent vignette on LA public transportation.
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