“You want edgy, go for Pleasant Gehman’s Underground Guide to Los Angeles, which packs more piss, energy, raw interest and just-plain useful info into its 240 pages than the usual businesslike fluff from Fodor’s.”—LA Voice
In The Underground Guide to Los Angeles you can find all the usual stuff—like theme parks and landmarks and famous restaurants—but there’s also all this insider stuff that no tourist books would ever mention . . . like the best car-wash taco stands, places rock stars died, weird architecture, underground art galleries, Charles Bukowski’s grave, cool swap meets, tranny hooker dive bars . . . whatever. A lot of locals actually buy it for the information on cheap eats, wild entertainment, and queer, punk, and kink scenes. With chapters by Pleasant Gehman, Iris Berry, Suzy Beal, S.A. Griffin, Dan Epstein, Nancy Whalen, Karen Cusolito, E.A. Gehman, Jayson Marston, MX Lingua, Aida Cynthia DeSantis, Libby Molyneaux and Joe Hill, Mary Herczog, Anthony Bernal, and Margaret Cho.
About the Author
Editor Pleasant Gehman has been writing about L.A. for more than 20 years. She has appeared on E!'s Wild On Tinseltown, MTV, VH-1, and CNN. The author of several books including Senorita Sin, Princess of Hollywood, and Escape From Houdini Mountain, her work has been widely anthologized. Editor Iris Berry was born, raised, and still lives in Los Angeles. Her writing has been widely anthologized, and appears in noted collections including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. She is the author of Two Blocks East of Vine (Incommunicado).