Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Love, West Hollywood

This weekend at the West Hollywood Book Fair I had the opportunity to sit in on a reading for the anthology, Love, West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles.

It was a great reading, featuring some of the contributors who shared stories on the "glory days" of West Hollywood, challenging domestic partnership recognition at local hospitals that serve LGBT communities, and growing up the child of a black celebrity in Hollywood.

Of course there are many other subjects and topics covered in these reflections of life in West Hollywood and life in surrounding communities. And it reflects the ethnic, social, gender, and class issues that are very much a part of life in SoCali. The anthology editors, Chris Freeman and James Berg, brought together a diverse group of writers for the anthology.

If you have a friend in your town who is a native of L.A., this could be a very nice holiday gift for them. And even if you live in the area, Love, West Hollywood can be a nice addition to your book collection.

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