Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living and Writing by Joan Didion's Light

Margaret Wappler (Contribution by) Tracy McMillan (Contribution by)
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In The White Album, Joan Didion famously wrote that "a place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively...loves it so radically that he remakes it in his image." Cruising in her Daytona yellow Corvette Stingray, taking it all in behind dark glasses, Joan Didion claimed California for all time. Slouching Towards Los Angeles is a multi-faceted portrait of the literary icon who, in turn, belongs to us.

This collection of original essays covers the turf that made Didion a sensation--Hollywood and Patty Hearst; Malibu, Manson and the Mojave; the Summer of Love and the Central Park Five--while bringing together some of the finest voices of today's Los Angeles and beyond. Slouching Towards Los Angeles is a love letter and thank you note; personal memoir and social commentary; cultural history and literary critique. Fans of Didion, lovers of California, and fellow writers alike will all find something to dig into, in this rich exploration of the inner and outer landscapes Joan Didion traveled, shaping our own journeys in the process.

Featuring essays by
Ann Friedman
Jori Finkel
Margaret Wappler
Jessica Hundley
Christine Lennon
Catherine Wagley
Su Wu
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Lauren Sandler
Michelle Chihara
Sarah Tomlinson
Linda Immediato
Tracy McMillan
Dan Crane
Steph Cha
Caroline Ryder
Joe Donnelly
Monica Corcoran Harel
Alysia Abbott
Stacie Stukin
Heather John Fogarty
Marc Weingarten
Scott Benzel
Ezrha Jean Black

Product Details

Price: $27.00  $24.30
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Published Date: February 11, 2020
Pages: 312
Dimensions: 5.4 X 0.9 X 8.6 inches | 0.75 pounds
ISBN: 9781644280676
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About the Author

L.A.-based writer and editor Steffie Nelson has covered art, design and culture for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, W Magazine, LA Review of Books and others. She recently co-authored Judson: Innovations in Stained Glass (Angel City Press) and is currently developing Cosmic City: The History of Seekers in Los Angeles. www.steffienelson.com