Synopses & Reviews
Literary Nonfiction. Travel Writing. WEST OF EDEN: A LIFE IN 21ST CENTURY LOS ANGELES is a bitingly funny riff on Hollywood, Malibu, Topanga Canyon, and LA. David St. John calls it "hands-down one of the funniest—and wisest—works about Los Angeles." Rosenthal skewers Scientologists, movie stars, celebrities, and himself. Evelyn McDonnell calls it "dry, absurd, and beautiful." Celeste Fremon: "Dead eye gossipy and wildly funny." Rosenthal's second book of Magic Journalism, like ARE WE NOT THERE YET?, is philosophical and hilarious.
About the Author
Chuck Rosenthal is the author of seven published novels: Loop's End (the Loop Trilogy); Elena of the Stars; Jack Kerouac's Avatar Angel: His Last Novel; My Mistress, Humanity; and The Heart of Mars. He is the author of a memoir, Never Let Me Go, and two books of magic journalism, WEST OF EDEN: A LIFE IN 21ST CENTURY LOS ANGELES and ARE WE NOT THERE YET?: TRAVELS IN NEPAL, NORTH INDIA, AND BHUTAN. He rides and trains horses. He teaches narrative writing and theory for the Syntext program at Loyola Marymount University and lives in Topanga Canyon, outside Los Angeles.