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Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France – Craig Carlson

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) “I spoke of my favorite city and how beautiful it was…How all it needed was an American breakfast joint, and then it would be perfect!” Former Hollywood screenwriter, Craig Carlson, wanted to live his dream and … Continue reading

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Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A. – Eve Babitz (Author), Matthew Specktor (Introduction)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Los Angeles isn’t a city. It’s a gigantic, sprawling, ongoing studio. Everything is off the record. People don’t have time to apologize for its not being a city when their civilized friends suspect them of losing … Continue reading

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Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept – Daniel Rodriguez

(Reviewed by Don Jung) I have read numerous accounts of the horrors of war, but none so riveting as those depicted in Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept. However, this autobiography by Purple Heart and Bronze Star … Continue reading

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Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Preeminent Bad Boy – Ken Osmond and Christopher J. Lynch

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…unlike the warriors’ Valkyrie, the Hollywood version didn’t let you know that you were going to die immediately; you were baited, strung along, and then let down to die a slow, lingering death. And like every … Continue reading

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