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Depth takes a holiday
     

Depth takes a holiday

by Sandra Tsing Loh, Sandra T. Loh
 

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A Buzz magazine contributor and commentator on National Public Radio sounds off on the pretentiousness of L.A. and the fate of being single in the 90s. Tsing Loh's brand of wry, self-deprecating wit is sure to win her new fans all across the country and to cement her title as the Fran Lebowitz of the futon set.

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A Buzz magazine contributor and commentator on National Public Radio sounds off on the pretentiousness of L.A. and the fate of being single in the 90s. Tsing Loh's brand of wry, self-deprecating wit is sure to win her new fans all across the country and to cement her title as the Fran Lebowitz of the futon set.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Depth," Tsing Loh proposes, sometimes "deserves a holiday." In this collection of pieces from her "Valley" column for L.A.'s Buzz magazine, she provides one of sorts, weighing in with tongue-in-cheek observations on such ponderous subjects as the Ikea-ization of 20-somethings' taste in home decor, the semiotics of earrings and the pleasures of Baywatch. But for all their frothy charm, her musings on the plight of an overeducated, underemployed generation that measures success in terms of the ability to afford health insurance are often as insightful as they are witty. Even as she gently mocks the pretensions and delusions of her fellow young Angelenos, Tsing Loh succeeds in making Generation X angst far more appealing and sympathetic than usual. Despite L.A.'s role as "the nation's cultural scapegoat," even the "smug, incestuous, cultural imperialist hipsters of Manhattan" will doubtless appreciate-and recognize something of their own experience in-Tsing Loh's sardonic but never mean-spirited take on modern urban life. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573220316
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/19/1996
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Writer and performer Sandra Tsing Loh is a contributing editor to The Atlantic, host of the syndicated radio show The Loh Down on Science, and the author of five previous books. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays. In addition to having been a regular commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition and PRI’s This American Life, she has performed two solo shows off-Broadway. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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