Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings

Slow Days, Fast Company


  • Author: Eve Babitz & Matthew Specktor
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 2011684 Bytes


No one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated “its own kind of moral laws,” spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and ’70s. One man proved elusive, however, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. Slow Days, Fast Company is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California that far exceeds its mash-note premise. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind–swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success, socialites on three-day drug binges holed up in the Chateau Marmont, soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow’s script will kill ...

Slow Days, Fast Company


  • Author: Eve Babitz
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1008926 Bytes


Nata a Hollywood nel 1943, Eve Babitz è diventata un'icona grazie alla foto che la ritrae ventenne mentre gioca a scacchi nuda con Marcel Duchamp. Scrittrice, giornalista, disegnatrice di cover di album per Linda Ronstadt e The Byrds, è cresciuta in una temperie culturale pop vivacissima, tra attori, registi, sceneggiatori, musicisti che hanno fatto la storia di Hollywood negli anni Sessanta e Settanta: un mondo che ha raccontato in articoli e racconti comparsi su Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Esquire; un mondo di eccessi e sovraesposizioni che in questo libro sa raccontare con umorismo acido, facendo uso di una prima persona corrosiva, mai autoindulgente. Al centro dei suoi schizzi c'è l'amore, cercato, fatto, consumato, buttato via: un amo...

Slow Days  Fast Company
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Slow Days Fast Company


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681370095


Slow Days Fast Company Book Description :

No one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated “its own kind of moral laws,” spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and ’70s. One man proved elusive, however, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. Slow Days, Fast Company is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California that far exceeds its mash-note premise. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind–swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success, socialites on three-day drug binges holed up in the Chateau Marmont, soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow’s script will kill ...

Slow Days  Fast Company
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Slow Days Fast Company


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681370088


Slow Days Fast Company Book Description :

There was a time when no one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated "its own kind of moral laws," spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and '70s. But there was one man who proved elusive, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. She also pulled off a remarkable sleight of hand- Slow Days, Fast Company far exceeds its mash-note premise. It is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind-swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success; socialites on three-day drug binges, evading their East Co...

Sex and Rage
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sex and Rage


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : Counterpoint Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619029859


Sex and Rage Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER An NPR Best Book of 2017 A Bellatrist Book Club Pick for July 2017 The Paris Review Staff Pick 1 of 12 Great New Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer (The Huffington Post) 1 of 9 Books to Read This Summer (W and Elle) 1 of 10 Titles to Pick Up Now (O Magazine) 1 of 6 Smarter—But Not Quite Guilt-Free—Beach Reads (VICE) "This novel is studded with sharp observations . . . Babitz’s talent for the brilliant line, honed to a point, never interferes with her feel for languid pleasures." —The New York Times Book Review The popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of her novel, originally published in 1979, about a dreamy young girl moving between the planets of Los Angeles and New York City. W...

Hollywood s Eve
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Hollywood s Eve


  • Author : Lili Anolik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501125812


Hollywood s Eve Book Description :

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, and Vanity Fair writer “Lili Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve’s singular irresistible glitz” (The New Yorker). The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to...

Eve s Hollywood
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Eve s Hollywood


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590178911


Eve s Hollywood Book Description :

Journalist, party girl, bookworm, artist, muse: by the time she’d hit thirty, Eve Babitz had played all of these roles. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp and as one of Ed Ruscha’s Five 1965 Girlfriends, Babitz’s first book showed her to be a razor-sharp writer with tales of her own. Eve’s Hollywood is an album of vivid snapshots of Southern California’s haute bohemians, of outrageously beautiful high-school ingenues and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of rock stars sleeping it off at the Chateau Marmont. And though Babitz’s prose might appear careening, she’s in control as she takes us on a ride through an LA of perpetual delight, from a joint serving the perfect taquito, to the corner of La Brea and Sunset where we make e...

L A  Woman
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

L A Woman


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2019-07-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786892775


L A Woman Book Description :

Sophie, a twenty-something Jim Morrison groupie gliding through a golden existence in L.A., and Lola, a German immigrant who has settled in Hollywood, know that while Los Angeles is constantly changing, it is essentially eternal. The two women dazzle - one with the promises of youth, the other with the fulfilment of nostalgia - as they wend their way through the pink sunsets and the palm trees of Los Angeles. Living out their addictively decadent lives, Sophie and Lola are cult writer Babitz's literary embodiment of the iconic L.A. Woman - more than in part inspired by her own wild and hedonistic youth....

Eve s Hollywood
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Eve s Hollywood


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106015409987


Eve s Hollywood Book Description :

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Two by Two
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Two by Two


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106015486589


Two by Two Book Description :

Provides a glittering odyssey through the glamorous dance scene in fashionable Los Angeles, offering a close-up look at the dancers, music, nightlife, hot dance spots, celebrities, and more....

American Dream Machine
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

American Dream Machine


  • Author : Matthew Specktor
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935639459


American Dream Machine Book Description :

The story of two talent agents and their three troubled boys, heirs to Hollywood royalty; a sweeping narrative about fathers and sons, the movie business, and the sundry sea changes that have shaped Hollywood and, by extension, American life. American Dream Machine is the story of an iconic striver, a classic self-made man in the vein of Jay Gatsby or Augie March. It's the story of a talent agent and his troubled sons, two generations of Hollywood royalty. It's a sweeping narrative about parents and children, the movie business, and the sundry sea changes that have shaped Hollywood, and by extension, American life. Beau Rosenwald—overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic—arrives in Los Angeles in 1962 with nothing but an i...