Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Year in Van Nuys by Sandra Tsing Loh

I expected this book to be a humorous social commentary on life in contemporary Los Angeles, but it turned out to be more of a look at the personal life of the author, a writer in her mid-30s who is struggling with her career and societal demands. It is actually a very funny book, witty and irreverent, that makes use of such things as crossed out words, emails, and hand drawn diagrams. It is a good book for 30-somethings, and while there are references to the Valley and other parts of LA, it generally left my expectations unfulfilled.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: F869.L86 V44 2001
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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