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Golden Palms Paperback – June 22, 2019

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Certified-Human-Books (June 22, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 246 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 173397900X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1733979009
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.62 x 9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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John Brady has written speeches for mayors, CEOs and community leaders, helped citizens fight the dark arts of bureaucratic obfuscation and created political policies that turned out to be pretty useful. His non-fiction writing has appeared in various outlets, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Mother Jones, Punk Planet, the Los Angeles Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle and on National Public Radio.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beach to Armchair
By Jamie Whalen on August 12, 2020
Here's me delving into a great beach read (note the "Golden Palms" classic book cover)...then staying up far too late to find out what happens to our hero Ted Burek: hapless, savvy, and jaded by turns, accompanied by his (mostly) trusty sidekick, Adorno; lost in reverie, overthinking things, then drowning them in liquor. Any author who can find a way to use 'bupkis', 'boyo', and 'blotto', not to mention 'brandy', in the course of 200+ pages has my vote, and John Brady earned it. My only regret was Leora the librarian not reappearing later in Ted's travels. But when Ted reprises his impulse to shove doors open, then fails to break the Mayor's collarbone, the reader knows things are going to change. Have fun finding out how!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Enjoyable - I love this book!
By Elyse Schrock on September 6, 2019
Los Angeles and noir vibes, what's not to love?! The idea of a surf noir was right up my alley and it didn't disappoint. This book was the perfect balance of keeping me in the moment, while simultaneously having me eager to know what happens next. The main character, Ted, is an intriguing personality with intriguing challenges in a city that's buried in bureaucracy and hipness. Brady built a story that isn't quite like your regular noir, but somehow even better, wrapped in the sunshine and darkness of Los Angeles with a protagonist who thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend to anyone who's looking for a great read that's funny, well-written, and full of delightfully true descriptions of West Coast destinations.
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