Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 16, 2019
You never know what you’ll find before you look for it. But when searching for books about Los Angeles history here on Amazon... I found this one. While this is most definitely not a book about the history of Los Angeles... It’s a book where L.A. plays (itself) a part in the story. And as it turns out learning about the history of Los Angeles also includes the memories of the people who’ve called L.A. home (including me).
Staci Layne Wilson made me feel like she was recounting her stories about her famous father & mother, Los Angeles, herself, etc to me. I enjoyed the style of her writing. I’m three years older than her... The L.A. she described was one I was very familiar with. I loved the stories about her father, Don Wilson of The Ventures (who I’ve been a fan of since I was a kid), her mother, Nancy Bacon who was a model then became a writer... Bacon was also part of the “Hollywood” scene in the late 50s & 60s. The next book I will read is Nancy Bacon’s, “Legends & Lipstick”. But back to Staci Wilson’s great book. Staci takes the reader on a trip through L.A. of the 60’s 70’s & 80s.. from the music scene to the movie business to her love for animals & Led Zeppelin. She’s a good story teller. She writes with humor and emotion. You can feel the moments she describes. I love feeling the humanity of a writer and Staci shows that she carries a lot of humanity. This is one of those personal books that makes you feel that you’re reading a bunch of letters sent by the author. Staci is also big into the world of horror movies, etc. Sadly I am not a horror fan. Hopefully she’ll write, produce, direct projects that aren’t horror related. Because I will absolutely love to see. Read, hear those projects. Congrats on a great book, Staci! Peace.
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