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War Between the State: Northern California vs. Southern California
     

War Between the State: Northern California vs. Southern California

by Jon Winokur
 
Battle lines have been drawn. It’s the North vs. the South once again. But this time it’s the Bay Area Brahmins against the Angelenos; the cultured vs. the philistines; old money vs. new; literary vs. blockbuster; irrelevant vs. fabulous. Fortunately, this war hasn’t produced any casualties, but rather a vast cache of stinging barbs, witticisms, and

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Battle lines have been drawn. It’s the North vs. the South once again. But this time it’s the Bay Area Brahmins against the Angelenos; the cultured vs. the philistines; old money vs. new; literary vs. blockbuster; irrelevant vs. fabulous. Fortunately, this war hasn’t produced any casualties, but rather a vast cache of stinging barbs, witticisms, and droll commentary on life and meaning in Southern California alongside haute attitude and preciousness in Northern California. Twain’s infamous shot at L.A. ("a great place to live, but I wouldn’t want to visit there") is matched by Gertrude Stein’s enduring slam on Oakland ("there’s no there there"). Of course, there are other fronts in this timeless clash — San Francisco vs. East Bay; Berkeley vs. Hollywood; the San Fernando Valley vs. Civilization — and Jon Winokur has visited them all in this hilarious compendium of cultural dish from the front lines.

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ISBN-13:
9781570613784
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
07/10/2004
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 6.53(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Winokur is the author of How to Win at Golf, The Rich Are Different, Advice to Writers, The Traveling Curmudgeon, and many other books. He lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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