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Laurie Pepper

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in Los Angeles, The United States
August 18

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Laurie Pepper was born in 1940 in Los Angeles to a family of radicals and artists. She grew up in New York and Los Angeles, attended U.C. Berkeley, and was photographer for the legendary L.A. Free Press during the 1960s but went astray and wound up in rehab where she met Art Pepper who told her his sexy, sordid, and exciting true adventure stories to her and she put them in a book. She quizzed him (and those who knew him) unrelentingly over seven years, editing and structuring a narrative to which she dedicated all her energy.

Straight Life by Art and Laurie Pepper (Da Capo) was published in 1979. It was a critical success and remains a classic of its kind, the subject of college literary and music studies. Laurie went on to marry Art and ma
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AN INVITATION TO THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
An evening of jazz and a reading from
ART: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman
Friday, September 19th
Music begins at 5:30
I begin at about 8:00 ish
Here's a LINK to the event at Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco
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One of his best. Maybe my favorite of all. Really subtle, profound, moving, and of course the writing just divine as always.
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Mary Oliver
“You may not agree, you may not care, but
if you are holding this book you should know that of all the sights I love in this world — and there are plenty — very near the top of the list is this one: dogs without leashes.”
Mary Oliver, Dog Songs

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“Because of the dog's joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?”
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“We meet wonderful people, but lose them
in our busyness.
We’re, as the saying goes, all over the place.
Steadfastness, it seems,
is more about dogs than about us.
One of the reasons we love them so much.”
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“Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble.
A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog
is also a hedonist.”
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“And it is exceedingly short, his galloping life. Dogs die so soon. I have my stories of that grief, no doubt many of you do also. It is almost a failure of will, a failure of love, to let them grow old—or so it feels. We would do anything to keep them with us, and to keep them young. The one gift we cannot give.”
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