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DJ Waldie’s New Book On The Myths And People Of Los Angeles




A view of the downtown Los Angeles skyline with the snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains in the background on November 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
A view of the downtown Los Angeles skyline with the snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains in the background on November 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Any true Angeleno knows that L.A. isn’t just what you see in the movies; that in this “industry” town there are thousands of people living their normal lives, amid the backdrop of glamor, history and stereotype. 

Becoming Los Angeles: Myth, Memory, and a Sense of Place (Angel City Press, 2020)
Becoming Los Angeles: Myth, Memory, and a Sense of Place (Angel City Press, 2020)
Angel City Press

That’s one of the themes explored in “Becoming Los Angeles: Myth, Memory, and a Sense of Place”, the new book of essays from author D.J. Waldie. 

Waldie ruminates on L.A.’s complicated past and all the different people, from immigrants to crooks to dreamers, who make up this city.

Guest:

D. J. Waldie, author and editor; his new book is “Becoming Los Angeles: Myth, Memory, and a Sense of Place” (Sept 2020, Angel City Press); he tweets @DJWaldie