Del Mar- Monday August 1st at 11 am - First Mondays Book Group - Reads and Discusses "Eve's Hollywood" by Eve Babitz


Diesel Del Mar First Mondays Book Group!

Join us on August 1st at 11:00 am

Come and Discover Great California Writing!

To join the book group, please email

This month's book is

Eve's Hollywood by Eve Babitz

Journalist, party girl, bookworm, artist, muse: by the time she’d hit thirty, Eve Babitz had played all of these roles. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp and as one of Ed Ruscha’s Five 1965 Girlfriends, Babitz’s first book showed her to be a razor-sharp writer with tales of her own. Eve’s Hollywood is an album of  vivid snapshots of Southern California’s haute bohemians, of outrageously beautiful high-school ingenues and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of rock stars sleeping it off at the Chateau Marmont. And though Babitz’s prose might appear careening, she’s 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 winds—and every bit as seductive as she is. 

This meeting will be held at 11:00 am on August 1st
at Diesel, A Bookstore in Del Mar.
Masks are required.

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Monday, August 1, 2022 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Diesel, A Bookstore Del Mar
12843 E Camino Real Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92130
Eve's Hollywood By Eve Babitz, Holly Brubach (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Eve Babitz, Holly Brubach (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590178904
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NYRB Classics - October 6th, 2015

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