Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world—a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA. Later in life, Babitz was discovered—as a writer—by Joan Didion. She produced seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies & confessionals. Now in her mid-70s, she’s on the cusp of literary stardom & recognition as the essential LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool & is so sheerly enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment.
“I practically snorted this book, stayed up all night with it. Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve’s singular irresistible glitz.” —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker
"The Eve Babitz book I've been waiting for. What emerges isn't just a portrait of a writer, but of Los Angeles: sprawling, melancholic & glamorous." —Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter