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.
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.
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