D. J. Waldie is the author of books, essays and blogs about Los Angeles and Southern California. He is a contributing writer at Los Angeles magazine and a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times. His book reviews and commentary have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He has lectured on the social history of Los Angeles locally and internationally. He blogs at KCET/Voices. His most recent book is California Romantica, in collaboration with Diane Keaton.
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