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Inside the Dream Palace by Sherill Tippins
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really liked it

This book is an interesting documentary of sorts of the life of the building - from start to 2014. The story of the building and the many people who were in and out of the building. The story of the artists, the writers, the musicians, the drugs and the sad endings for so many. As one person mentioned it show the cowardice of Arthur Miller - something I did not know. The story of Brad - the manager of the hotel and how giving he was and how that probably contributed to the decline as the hotel was stripped of art, nothing repaired, and his bling eye to many issues.
So many people went through there - and many ended up dead due to the drugs. This was an interesting book - and not an easy read and so I read it slowly while reading other books. It was very interesting to read the activities of the characters - amazing looks into the lives of those only I heard about, and the sadness of how their lives could have been so different.
Would love to go there and see inside - apparently not possible but would love to listen to the tales of the walls.

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Reading Progress

October 15, 2016 – Started Reading
November 27, 2016 – Finished Reading
November 28, 2016 – Shelved

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