Transplanted New Yorkers love to complain about LA: there’s no good pizza, no good public transport (even from people who only move about by car service), scary natural phenomenon and the free-floating anxiety borne on the Santa Anas. Amy Wilnetz rings these changes and more, according to LA Observed and the New York Observer. In her new book, with the most unfortunate title possible, I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger she writes of her reactions to Arnold, earthquakes and trips to the Salton Sea, Big Sur, and all those places KCET’s California Connected finds newsworthy. Looks like a book for people who watch PBS, and don’t really enjoy Los Angeles, no matter how long they’ve been here. And especially for those who’ve never been here. The NYO reviewer, Matthew Price must live in Brooklyn, as he suggests:
It may not always be practical, and you’ll certainly get some strange looks, but next time you visit, tackle L.A. New York–style: by bus, by subway (it exists) and, yes, even by foot.
And Angeleno at Martini Republic reads the tea leaves of these various posts and discerns the fragrant nuances therein.