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Eve's Hollywood
Eve's Hollywood | Eve Babitz
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Journalist, party girl, bookworm, artist, muse: by the time shed hit thirty, Eve Babitz had played all of these roles. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp and as one of Ed Ruschas Five 1965 Girlfriends, Babitzs first book showed her to be a razor-sharp writer with tales of her own. Eves Hollywood is an album of vivid snapshots of Southern Californias haute bohemians, of outrageously beautiful high-school ingenues and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of rock stars sleeping it off at the Chateau Marmont. And though Babitzs prose might appear careening, shes in control as she takes us on a ride through an LA of perpetual delight, from a joint serving the perfect taquito, to the corner of La Brea and Sunset where we make eye contact with a roller-skating hooker, to the Watts Towers. This daughter of the wasteland is here to show us that her city is no wasteland at all but a glowing landscape of swaying fruit trees and blooming bougainvillea, buffeted by earthquakes and the Santa Ana windsand every bit as seductive as she is.
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Cinfhen
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#AyUpAugust when I think of #Star 🌟I think of Hollywood 🤩Below are 3 new titles I picked up this summer❣️❣️❣️The two books by Eve Babitz are #NYRB and gifted to me by my kids , who bought them while out in LA 🌴😎

Cathythoughts Hollywood ✨✨✨✨✨👏🏻 3mo
vivastory Can't go wrong with NYRB! 3mo
Cinfhen I ain‘t raising no dummies @vivastory 😉They know!! Heads up @Cathythoughts #Hollywood may or may not be a future prompt for #Booked2020 🤫 3mo
squirrelbrain You‘ve raised them well! 😁👍 2mo
Cinfhen Ha! Thanks @squirrelbrain #ProudMaMa ♥️ 2mo
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thatotherlisa
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“Taquitos are much better than heroin, it‘s just that no one knows about them and heroin‘s so celebrated.”

#truth

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thatotherlisa
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“So it turned out that power was the quality of knowing what you liked. An odd thing for power to be.”

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WordWaller
Eve's Hollywood | Eve Babitz
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Alright alright. Onto more positive things and no. more. crying. (This month has been REAL, ya'll, excuse me for not holding back at times on here). This is a stack of all the dollar books I've brought home in the past week or so! #TBR #TBRstack #sale #whysalesaredangerous

saresmoore Um, score! 2y
BarbaraJean Yes, sales are dangerous indeed!! But sooo good! 2y
cathysaid Books. They're good medicine 2y
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sisilia
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More from BookDepository 😬

quirkyreader I see Snoopy in the background. 2y
sisilia @quirkyreader That's my tote bag 😊 Limited edition from Tokyo Station 2y
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patrick_dunlop
Eve's Hollywood | Eve Babitz

"' But how will you toughen up and mature?' they ask.

'No,' I say. 'Who says you have to mature? I don't want to get old and die. I just want to die.'"

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Verity
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One from my to-read pile for today's #maybookflowers #hollywood. I'm hoping for some insights in to 60s Los Angeles. And maybe some snark. I'll keep you posted.

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