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John Brady has written speeches for mayors, CEOs and community leaders, helped citizens fight the dark arts of bureaucratic obfuscation and created political policies that turned out to be pretty useful. His non-fiction writing has appeared in various outlets, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Mother Jones, Punk Planet, the Los Angeles Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle and on National Public Radio.

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John Brady Golden Palms is an LA noir. The next book will be what I'm calling a future noir. It's set in a city in the future where to keep the peace the…moreGolden Palms is an LA noir. The next book will be what I'm calling a future noir. It's set in a city in the future where to keep the peace the citizens have given up the truth. Because it's a noir, there is a murder to be solved and...well, the rest I have to figure out. (less)
John Brady I lived in LA for a long time, and I really fell in love with the city. One of the things that always surprised me was how much other Angelenos had…moreI lived in LA for a long time, and I really fell in love with the city. One of the things that always surprised me was how much other Angelenos had internalized all of the negative stereotypes about their city. You know the ones. LA is smogtown! The traffic! So shallow and superficial! I wanted to write about a character who comes to LA and falls in love with the city even as LA doesn't treat him as kindly as it might. (less)
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