If You Loved..."Slouching Towards Bethlehem"

you may like...

Staff Pick Badge
Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A. Cover Image
By Eve Babitz, Matthew Specktor (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681370088
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: NYRB Classics - August 30th, 2016

If you like reading essays about California, a great follow-up to "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" is Eve Babitz’s collection "Slow Days, Fast Company". Like Didion, Babitz is a documentarian of California in the 1960s and 70s, but sort of the Dionysus to Didion’s Apollo--in Eve Babitz’s work it’s all fun, sunsets, and flirting with Jim Morrison at the Whisky-a-Go-Go. A summer breeze of a collection.--Griffin


Staff Pick Badge
Speedboat (NYRB Classics) Cover Image
By Renata Adler, Guy Trebay (Afterword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590176139
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: NYRB Classics - March 19th, 2013

If you appreciate "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" for Didion’s sparse, evocative prose, you may also enjoy "Speedboat", a novel by Renata Adler. Adler worked as a film critic for the New Yorker before publishing this book, and her novel captures the mood and essence of urban life in the late 1970s through prose that is spare, sinister, and incredibly vivid.--Griffin


Staff Pick Badge
The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles Cover Image
By Josh Kun (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520294400
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: University of California Press - September 26th, 2017

If you enjoyed "Slouching Towards Bethlehem", and perhaps seek a different perspective on the cultural life of California, you might be interested in "The Tide Was Always High". This series of essays and interviews, published by the University of California Press, presents a history of Latinx influence on the music and pop culture of Los Angeles since the eighteenth century.--Griffin


Staff Pick Badge
Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's Cover Image
By Tiffany Midge, Geary Hobson (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781496215574
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Bison Books - October 1st, 2019

If you liked "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" for its unique, wide-ranging collection of topics, you could check out Tiffany Midge’s "Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese". Midge, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, published this essay collection in 2019. In it she presents a series of wide-ranging meditations on politics, feminism, and identity, all while being absolutely hilarious. One of the freshest and most enjoyable works of social commentary out there right now.--Griffin


Staff Pick Badge
Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living and Writing by Joan Didion's Light Cover Image
By Steffie Nelson (Editor), Jori Finkel (Contribution by), Ann Friedman (Contribution by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781644280676
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Rare Bird Books - February 11th, 2020

If you just really love Joan Didion, and want to become even more immersed in her work and her legacy, you might consider a 2019 release called "Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living and Writing by Joan Didion’s Light". This book gathers together original essays inspired by and dedicated to Didion, and represents a collective love letter to one of our most celebrated storytellers.--Griffin


Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (Picador Modern Classics) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250160652
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Picador Modern Classics - November 7th, 2017

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374531386
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 28th, 2008