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Entries from February 2009

Can you see someone blushing on the web when there’s no camera? Well, it’s nice to noticed, especially when it comes to fellow hometown literati. Me? Smogman. Pull up a gas mask, after you’ve read Wheeling the Deal, of course.

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments

The folks over at Hometown Pasadena had this to say about my “other book,” Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles. Posted by colleen “Bit by bit, we at Hometown Pasadena are connecting with the most interesting writers in the San Gabriel Valley, and I’m here to tell you, there’s a lot of […]

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We interrupt this swooning recession for something completely different: any job you can land!

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

My uncle, the protagonist of Wheeling the Deal: The Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler, Hollywood’s Flashiest Quadriplegic, developed a motto after enduring several painful economic times made manifold worse by being a quadriplegic in a company town – Hollywood – where physicial beauty and virility were door-openers and deal-getters. His philosophy was that until you […]

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