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Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles Audiobook, by Rosecrans Baldwin
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Author: Rosecrans Baldwin Narrator: Rosecrans Baldwin Publisher: Tantor Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2021 ISBN: 9781666102642
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America is obsessed with Los Angeles. And America has been thinking about Los Angeles all wrong, for decades, on repeat. Los Angeles is not just the place where the American dream hits the Pacific. (It has its own dreams.) Not just the vanishing point of America's western drive. (It has its own compass.) Functionally, aesthetically, mythologically, even technologically, an independent territory, defined less by distinct borders than by an aura of autonomy and a sense of unfurling destiny—this is the city-state of Los Angeles.

Deeply reported and researched, provocatively argued, and eloquently written, Rosecrans Baldwin's Everything Now approaches the metropolis from unexpected angles, nimbly interleaving his own voice with a chorus of others, from canonical L. A. literature to everyday citizens. Baldwin records the stories of countless Angelenos, discovering people both upended and reborn: by disasters natural and economic, following gospels of wealth or self-help or personal destiny. The result is a story of a kaleidoscopic, vibrant nation unto itself—vastly more than its many, many parts.

Perhaps no better place exists to watch the United States's past, and its possible futures, play themselves out. Welcome to Los Angeles, the Great American City-State. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Rosecrans Baldwin is the author of Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down (one of GQ’s Best Books of 2012) and You Lost Me There (a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice). His Kindle-edition article, “Our French Connection,” was selected as a Notable Essay for “Best American Essays 2013.” He is a cofounder of the online magazine The Morning News.