10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 57 Walking Adventures


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Santa Monica Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Paul Haddad's books include Aramid (first place, Best YA, at the 2016 Southern California Book Festival), Skinny White Freak (winner, Best YA, at the 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival), and High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania: A Fan's History of the Los Angeles Dodgers' Glory Years, 1977-1981 (named one of the Best Baseball Books of 2012 by the Daily News). Born in Hollywood, California, Haddad earned his MFA from the USC film school, where he was awarded a Student Emmy for his documentary thesis film. He works in television as a writer, director, and executive producer. www.PaulHaddadBooks.com


"The guidebook couldn't be better timed. Routes offer close-to-home places to explore, mixing up gritty streets with leafy open spaces....Each walk includes a map, directions, bits of history and cool things to see along the way. Even if you think you know the city, Haddad surprises you with twists that sharpen the eye-level focus that walking provides....Books such as his, as well as Charles Fleming's Secret Stairs, are written by people passionate about seeing the city on foot and sharing their remarkable finds. The real treasure is making us all more well-rounded Angelenos, pandemic or not." -- Los Angeles Times "Walking 10,000 steps a day--roughly five miles--is a popular health mantra that Paul Haddad married with the idea of exploring unfamiliar parts of the Southland in his book, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A." -- Arin Mikailian, Glendale News-Press "Los Angeles is the perfect place to walk and Angelenos are embracing it. Realtors tout walkability indexes. Road diets are making biking and walking easier. Pedestrians are being given priority in city planning. And finally, our weather is second to none. The book charts out 52 easy walks you can take--one for each weekend of the year." -- Nancy Cruz, KTLA-5 News "In his book, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A., Paul Haddad does something pretty special: he gives you 52 walking adventures and he introduces you to hidden Los Angeles--those places that you drive by, fly over, and otherwise don't even realize they are there. You can strap on your FitBit (or other apparatus of choice) and get out and explore. . . . Going through the different tours, I found a few that I put on the top of my list of family outings." -- This Talk Ain't Cheap blog "Beyond burning calories, each walk is a cultural wakeup call of 52 area locations." -- Lori Corbin, ABC-7 News "The great thing about L.A. is you haven't seen everything, and you can go on a different adventure. That's what I love about this book. You may not be able to get out of town for a weekend, but you can spend three hours doing an adventure in a place you've never been to." --San Gabriel Valley Tribune