The Los Angeles Diaries

The Los Angeles Diaries

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Renowned novelist, James Brown's searing memoir is a wrenching yet often funny chronicle of loss and reaffirmation written in response to a life marked by alcohol and drug abuse; mental illness; economic hardship; and the suicides of his two siblings. Harrowing, brutally honest, and no-holds-barred, "The Los Angeles Diaries" unveils Brown's struggle for survival, mining his perilous past to present the inspiring story of his redemption. Beautifully written, moving, and lined with dark humour, these 12 interconnected confessional chapters address personal failure; heartbreak; the trials of writing for Hollywood; and the life-shattering events that finally convinced him he must 'change or die'.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 16mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747570183
  • 9780747570189

About James Brown

James Brown is the author of the novels LUCKY TOWN, FINAL PERFORMANCE, HOT WIRE and THE SECOND STORY THEATRE AND TWO ENCORES. He's received numerous fellowships and awards including the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, and is a staff member of the Squaw Valley Writers Conference. He lives in Lake Arrowhead, more

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