Chris Nichols, columnist at Los Angeles magazine selected the Paperback L.A. series for his year-end round-up, The Best Books About L.A. of 2018.
“It was a good year for L.A.-centric non-fiction. Here are some of our faves,” he began.
When he got to Paperback L.A., this is what he said:
Three slim rat-a-tat volumes reflecting city life are a little manic, spanning the centuries, cultures, and distant geography of the city. But they feel so alive. The machine-gun assemblage brings together Ray Bradbury, downtown protestors, a recent SNL skit, and a Dodger game that Vin Scully called more than a half-century ago, but it all works together to give a sniff and a taste of the mosaic landscape here. Genius.
Thanks, Chris! What a vivid endorsement! Here’s the full article.