She called me, begged me to come over. Either Eve got curious or she decided it would be faster to get rid of me if she just did what I wanted, because she sent out word that she was willing to meet. Close X.
She wanted all eyes on her and she got them. There are tales of earlier picnics along the L. This reproduction of the silent-screen icon, crude as it is, corny as it is, transfixes you. All in all, I found this book a struggle.
Aug 12, mindful. Notes from New Yorker writers on the best books to read this season. No trivia or quizzes yet. Vanity Fair. I love that Los Angeles and New York City act as characters and they are portrayed with such honesty. If that's true, I would have hated Babitz as a person.
Then, as though by some commonly understood alert, the few in the water would position themselves deftly, putting their boards in the way of one particular swell, which, from afar, would seem not different to most people from the twenty or so before. Almost embarrassingly so because it seemed so transparent, but a combination of warmth and pity stop me from going that far.
Jacaranda moves beyond the tango of sex and rage into the open challenge of a defined and more fulfilling expressive life. Paris Review compared Babitz to Lispector, both in the obsession with the space between words and meaning, and then again that both women were badly burned; Babitz from the hot ash of Sparkling decadence.
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Because she had no health insurance, friends and family organized a fund-raising auction to pay her medical bills. Customers who bought this item also bought. Eve Babitz kind of writes one book over and over but I really delight in that one book so whatever.