SLOW DAYS, FAST COMPANY / Eve Babitz / 1977
Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, the Flesh, and L.A. / Tales by Eve Babitz / 1977 / First Edition, Hardcover, crazy rare! / 178 pgs. / Knopf
If The Librarian were forced to choose a favorite author, Babitz is The One. Maybe it’s due to our love of L.A., and the fact that she can write about the city better than anyone. When you read any of her novel love-letters to The City of Angels (this being the best), you can smell the night-blooming jasmine and jacaranda flowers; you can taste the greasy Olvera St. empanadas, you can feel the wind blowing through your hair on the 101 freeway in a convertible, you can hear the scratchy Stravinsky records her mother played in rooms wallpapered in giant pink blooms. This book is a rare and precious tinsel-covered, gardenia scented treasure chest of words. It changed my life, and I know it will change yours. Back to praying the reclusive author, patron saint of Hollywood memoirs, returns to her typewriter asap.
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