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51jmDPEQmUL._UY250_* Strange As it Seems  Announced as Indies Awards Finalists

* Publishers Weekly review describes Strange As It Seems as “exceptional” storytelling and a “peculiar page-turner.”

Bookwatch: “… deftly crafted, inherently fascinating, thoroughly riveting read from first page to last …” 

* Strange As It Seems Book Trailer  by Film-14 / Short Film Doc

* Book Takes Silver at the Pacific Rim Book Festival

* Cinema Sentries/Journey in Classic Film:  “Zahler’s story truly lives up to its title”

*  A Strange As It Seems Intersection of Film and Music – Video Interview by Mr. Media as hosted by Bob Andelman

The Culture News: “Never a book has taken you from laughing to crying within the same page … Eloquent, passionate yet entertaining”

In the Balcony on Strange As It Seems: “A terrific read and one of the best movie-based books of the year. Highly recommended.”

* Cyrus Webb podcast/ “Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction” – Life Elsewhere podcast

* Book review: “a remarkable tale of Hollywood history” – Cartoon Research 

Bloodline: Are Our Ancestors Actual Experiences Imprinted in Our DNA? – Pasadena Weekly

* “Jacobs brings this amazing figure to vivid life” – Pasadena Weekly 

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SMOGTOWN
& THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHEMICALS
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* “The Ride,” KPCC – Southern California Public Radio: “The Day Smog Hit L.A. (and never left)”

* Smogtown Mandarin wins a Shanghai Book Award

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

* Smogtown MandarinChinese bestseller.

* Smogtown Mandarin Awards: 2015: Wenjin Book Award; Outstanding Popular Science Book by China’s Ministry of Science  2014: Among Most Influential Books in China; Best (English) Book in Mandarin; National Library Recommended work  

* In Politifact  “Jerry Brown’s Hazy Claim: L.A. ‘Invents Smog’

* In LA Observed’sFrom ‘Smogtown’ to Model for the World?”

* Chip talking China-US smog parallels with Al Gore & others in Beijing

* The People’s Republic of Chemicals Among Foreword Review’s best climate-change-solution booksfive-heart critique

* The People’s Republic of Chemicals Take Gold and silver at the Green Book Festival 

* The People’s Republic of Chemicals Named IndieFab Book of the Year Award Finalist 

* The People’s Republic of Chemicals Wins Silver at the Pacific Rim Book Festival & medals at the Los Angeles Book Festival 

* The People’s Republic of Chemicals Named Booklist’s top ten best book on sustainability; receives starred review

Kirkus praises as “powerful,” “hard-hitting,” “scathing”

* Chip’s Q&A comparing Los Angeles and Beijing in the New York Times’ Sinosphere 

* Writing The People’s Republic – Q&A in Wall Street Journal’s ChinaRealTime

* Bill’s Q&A on the China Urban Development Blog 

* Chip on KCRW’s Press Play / KPFK’s Uprising Radio / KFI with Terry Anzur 51TAhoL9uHL._UY250_

*  The People’s Republic of Chemicals Earns Strong review from ChinaFile 

* Chip talks Frankenstein of emissions on The StreetAOL-Huff Post Live & Brainstormin

Chip on Marketplace Radio series, “We Used to Be China” series

* Chip in the Los Angeles Times series on China’s Airpocalypse here and here

* The People’s Republic of Chemicals Garners Pasadena Weekly’s sterling review

* Chip and William J. Kelly on coal and climate change (CCTV-America) and U.S. culpability 

* Co-author William J. Kelly previews chilling, provocative material from book in series for Inside Climate News

 


41btVW7ggsL._UY250_THE VICODIN THIEVES: BIOPSYING L.A.’s GRIFTER, GLORYHOUNDS & GOLIATHS

* The Vicodin Thieves: Best compilation/anthology, Southern California Book Festival

* The Vicodin Thieves: Vroman’s bookstore bestseller

 

 

 

THE ASCENSION OF JERRY: MURDER, HITMEN AND THE MAKING OF L.A.51FVTRW+wHL._UY250_

* Foreword magazine makes The Ascension of Jerry “staff pick” book

* Great critique of  The Ascension of Jerry from Midwest Book Review

Chip chats true-crime writing process in featurette out with DVD release of the movie “Sinister

Chip dissects The Ascension of Jerry on “Connie Martinson Talks Books” show 

* Chip’s alma mater, USC, spotlights Chip’s five desert-island “Must-Read” books 

*The Ascension of Jerry wins silver at Hollywood Book Festival in general nonfiction  category

* The Ascension of Jerry: Vroman’s bookstore bestseller

 

RECENT ARTICLES & OP-EDS

 

Unknown* “Chromium 6 Suspected at Disney” – Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2012

* Governor Jerry Brown can do more to green up California, Bloomberg View, May 29, 2012.

* What if Republicans Closed the E.P.A.? The New York Times, Aug. 25, 2011.

* The mystery photographs of RFK in Los Angeles shortly before his murder. chipjacobs.com, May 5, 2011.

* “Does the Climate Bill Have a Chance?” The New York Times, May 9, 2010.

* “California’s Solar Scorecard,” The New York Times, April 22, 2010.

* “Earth Wind and Wire: Going Beyond Solar Panels,” The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 7, 2010.

* “Recession May Forge Housing Shift in California,” The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 13, 2009.

* “Air of Deceit. Was Convicted Smog-Credit Swindler Anne Sholtz Part of Shady International ‘Money Repatriation’
Schemes with Links to the CIA?” Pasadena Weekly, Aug. 20, 2009.

* “House Hunting? It’s Not a Buyer’s Market Everywhere,” The Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2009.

* “A Strong Signal on Global Warming,” The New York Times, Jan. 26, 2009.

* “Prepare for a Quake? L.A.’s too Busy,” The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 24, 2008.

* Smogtown wins co-silver medal, best non-fiction work, at the Green Book Festival.

 

 

 


VIDEOS

 

STRANGE AS IT SEEMS: THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE OF GORDON ZAHLER 2016 – YOUTUBE CUT

DIGGING INTO HOW RAMPANT COAL BURNING IN CHINA 2.O IS OVERHEATING AUnknown WARMNG PLANET – CCTV-AMERICA

THE RISE OF SMOG IN CHINA – CCTV-AMERICA

ASCENSION OF JERRY: MURDER, HITMEN AND THE MAKING OF L.A. MUCKRAKER JERRY SCHNEIDERMAN –YOUTUBE CUT

A STAR IS BOUGHT: CNN/EW EXPOSE ON JOHNNY GRANT AND THE SHAMELESS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – 1999 – YOUTUBE CUT

LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS PANEL “UNKNOWN LOS ANGELES, SPRING 2009 VIA C-SPAN BOOK TV