Ghost Town: A Venice California Life
I read stuff from people all the time - I'm a volunteer
for the writers' guild mentor program - and I've read some okay writers.
And even a few decent writers. But you are the first by-god knock the
shit out of them writer that I have encountered in my long career.
Its just the kind of book I like to read
these lives come jumping off the pages. Its real and its brilliant
it will stand the test of time.
I'm really blown away by Ghost Town.
I really am impressed--with the story you tell, your
skill in writing it
I really admire your straightforward direct
clear prose. The thing I enjoyed most was your moral attitude, the sense
that some things just aren't right--such as the behavior of people who
trash their own house and yard and then complain they live in a slum.
I was especially grateful for your insights and periodic philosophizing
on the nature of human nature
..If there's any justice in the world
Ghost Town should be required reading in the UCLA graduate planning
school and in USC journalism classes.
She is a really good writer. Sometimes I forgot I was
reading a book and felt like I was there....... I would recommend Ghost
Town to everyone who wants to read a good book about our town. Not
only did I learn a lot about Venice, especially Oakwood, but I learned
a lot about people.
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