The Books

  • Strange As It Seems: The Impossible Life of Gordon Zahler
  • The People’s Republic of Chemicals
  • Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles
  • The Ascension of Jerry: Murder, Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman
  • The Vicodin Thieves: Biopysing L.A.’s Grifters, Gloryhounds and Goliaths
  • Black Wednesday Boys

The Latest


* Publishers Weekly on Strange As It Seems: “Exceptional” storytelling, “a peculiar page-turner.”

Strange As It Seems trailer & mini-documentary  by Film-14 – Life Elsewhere podcast

* Rare Bird Book launches Strange As It Seems, Chip’s updated biography of a 95-pound sensation.

* Chip in in the South China Morning Post  Connecting Pollution Hell & Free Trade $$$

* Smogtown and The People’s Republic of Chemicals in LA Observed and California Poltifact 

* The People’s Republic of Chemicals among Foreword Review’s best climate-change-solution books




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