New Editor For The Book Buying Capital of These United States

August 25th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

Yesterday, we noted with interest that the Los Angeles Times hired a new book review editor. As these things often go, one person in our vicinity expressed (extremely) mild interest, which we took as encouragement to further the discussion. Said discussion quickly degenerated into a lively debate about men and white suits (a surprising number of men admitted they would consider wearing said white suits; women approved as long as the word linen was included in the description). Then our Internet connection took a sleep cure and we moved on to other topics.

We will allow more learned souls to explore the credentials of David Ulin. Our entire being is focused on something we heard Patt Morrison say this morning (Patt is filling on KPCC’s “AirTalk”) — apparently, Los Angeles is the book buying capital of the United States. While we take pride in contributing to this honor, part of us wonders if this can possibly be true. Oh sure, we could do research, but why? Why not just grab the title and thumb our collective noses at lesser centers of commerce like New York?

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