Our Wednesday dinner group went to a book signing last night instead of our usual meet-up. The name of the book, "Brown Acres" ... An Intimate History of the Los Angeles Sewers, by Anna Sklar. Described on the Angel City Press website: "The complex and often alarming history of the Los Angeles city sewer system is captured for the first time. With more than fifty photographs, diagrams and maps, Brown Acres is the first historical narrative to detail any world-class city’s sewer system—complete with the relationship between headstrong politicians and the reformers who sought to “heal the bay” after a century of pollution and contamination. Brown Acres provides a unique look at the underground history of Los Angeles."
The book signing took place at the Toto showroom in West Hollywood. Toto specializes in deluxe bathroom fixtures. It was a perfect place for this event. Anna Sklar signed books, answered questions and was a most gracious hostess. Publishers Paddy Calistro and Scott McAuley were there, as well as book designer, Amy Inouye. I can't wait to start reading this book. Anything having to do with the history of Los Angeles piques my interest!
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