Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world?a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA. The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. T Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world?a movie factory, a music factory, a dre...

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Title:Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.
Author:Lili Anolik
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Hollywood's Eve
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. Reviews

  • Spiros
    Jan 30, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

    When Lili Anolik says she?s in love with Eve Babitz, she doesn?t mean that she?s in love in a romantic or sexual way. This is actually more of a schoolgirl-ish infatuation, the kind in which a younger girl looks up to an older one and wants to know all there is to know about the ...

    "Culturally, L.A. has always been a humid jungle alive with seething L.A. projects that I guess people from other places just can't see. It takes a certain kind of innocence to like L.A., anyway. It requires a certain plain happiness inside to be happy in L.A., to choose it and be happ...

    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a biography about a woman icon of the 60/70s who made a definite dent for women in the States. She is strong, outspoken, defiant and carefree and has a ?I don?t give a damn? attitude during a time o...

    I love biography. I?ve written biography. I love it straight and I love it twisted. As a medium, biography is inappropriate, even lewd. So, I love it when the biographer peels away the film of respectability, steps into frame, or as the Anolik writes, ?claw[s] at the door.? It?...

    The author has a giant crush on Babitz and if this were a blog post, that would be fine but this is a biography. The combination of twee, overblown, often plainly bad writing and the author awkwardly and unnecessarily inserting herself into her own narrative just are incredibly frustra...

    I'm completely mad for this book and mad for Eve. Lili Anolik writes with the no-nonsense candor of her subject and of Joan Didion, and the framing inherent in being a writer writing about a writer (and one who also wrote of so many creators) is not lost on her for a moment. Anolik use...

    This is a fun, smart read, if you can grit your teeth through the author's love affair with her own cleverness. Don't get me wrong?clever she is, and good things to say, she has. And a worthy subject, certainly. But there are times when it gets to be a bit much (see: "The novel is de...

    A nice chronicle of the author's obsession with the amazing Eve Babitz, an obsession which I feel all right thinking people ought to share; it sheds occasional, strobe-like light on Eve herself. I hadn't, for example, known that Eve went straight from rehab to living with Warren Zevon,...

  • Meg
    Jan 05, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

  • Allison Floyd
    Jan 22, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

    When Lili Anolik says she?s in love with Eve Babitz, she doesn?t mean that she?s in love in a romantic or sexual way. This is actually more of a schoolgirl-ish infatuation, the kind in which a younger girl looks up to an older one and wants to know all there is to know about the ...

    "Culturally, L.A. has always been a humid jungle alive with seething L.A. projects that I guess people from other places just can't see. It takes a certain kind of innocence to like L.A., anyway. It requires a certain plain happiness inside to be happy in L.A., to choose it and be happ...

    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a biography about a woman icon of the 60/70s who made a definite dent for women in the States. She is strong, outspoken, defiant and carefree and has a ?I don?t give a damn? attitude during a time o...

    I love biography. I?ve written biography. I love it straight and I love it twisted. As a medium, biography is inappropriate, even lewd. So, I love it when the biographer peels away the film of respectability, steps into frame, or as the Anolik writes, ?claw[s] at the door.? It?...

    The author has a giant crush on Babitz and if this were a blog post, that would be fine but this is a biography. The combination of twee, overblown, often plainly bad writing and the author awkwardly and unnecessarily inserting herself into her own narrative just are incredibly frustra...

    I'm completely mad for this book and mad for Eve. Lili Anolik writes with the no-nonsense candor of her subject and of Joan Didion, and the framing inherent in being a writer writing about a writer (and one who also wrote of so many creators) is not lost on her for a moment. Anolik use...

    This is a fun, smart read, if you can grit your teeth through the author's love affair with her own cleverness. Don't get me wrong?clever she is, and good things to say, she has. And a worthy subject, certainly. But there are times when it gets to be a bit much (see: "The novel is de...

  • Monica
    Feb 09, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

    When Lili Anolik says she?s in love with Eve Babitz, she doesn?t mean that she?s in love in a romantic or sexual way. This is actually more of a schoolgirl-ish infatuation, the kind in which a younger girl looks up to an older one and wants to know all there is to know about the ...

    "Culturally, L.A. has always been a humid jungle alive with seething L.A. projects that I guess people from other places just can't see. It takes a certain kind of innocence to like L.A., anyway. It requires a certain plain happiness inside to be happy in L.A., to choose it and be happ...

    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a biography about a woman icon of the 60/70s who made a definite dent for women in the States. She is strong, outspoken, defiant and carefree and has a ?I don?t give a damn? attitude during a time o...

    I love biography. I?ve written biography. I love it straight and I love it twisted. As a medium, biography is inappropriate, even lewd. So, I love it when the biographer peels away the film of respectability, steps into frame, or as the Anolik writes, ?claw[s] at the door.? It?...

    The author has a giant crush on Babitz and if this were a blog post, that would be fine but this is a biography. The combination of twee, overblown, often plainly bad writing and the author awkwardly and unnecessarily inserting herself into her own narrative just are incredibly frustra...

  • Gina
    Jan 14, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

  • Lorri Steinbacher
    Jan 20, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

  • Bob
    Jan 25, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

  • Amelia
    Jan 10, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

  • Ellen
    Feb 12, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

    When Lili Anolik says she?s in love with Eve Babitz, she doesn?t mean that she?s in love in a romantic or sexual way. This is actually more of a schoolgirl-ish infatuation, the kind in which a younger girl looks up to an older one and wants to know all there is to know about the ...

  • Eleanore
    Nov 20, 2018

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

  • Julie
    Jan 18, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

  • Kevin
    Jan 11, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

  • Matthew Wilder
    Jan 27, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

  • Jennifer
    Dec 01, 2018

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

  • Judith
    Feb 02, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

  • Don
    Jan 13, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

  • Kate
    Feb 08, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

    When Lili Anolik says she?s in love with Eve Babitz, she doesn?t mean that she?s in love in a romantic or sexual way. This is actually more of a schoolgirl-ish infatuation, the kind in which a younger girl looks up to an older one and wants to know all there is to know about the ...

    "Culturally, L.A. has always been a humid jungle alive with seething L.A. projects that I guess people from other places just can't see. It takes a certain kind of innocence to like L.A., anyway. It requires a certain plain happiness inside to be happy in L.A., to choose it and be happ...

    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a biography about a woman icon of the 60/70s who made a definite dent for women in the States. She is strong, outspoken, defiant and carefree and has a ?I don?t give a damn? attitude during a time o...

    I love biography. I?ve written biography. I love it straight and I love it twisted. As a medium, biography is inappropriate, even lewd. So, I love it when the biographer peels away the film of respectability, steps into frame, or as the Anolik writes, ?claw[s] at the door.? It?...

  • Justine Smith
    Feb 03, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

  • Y (Bookiful.life)
    Dec 20, 2018

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

  • Jamele (BookswithJams)
    Jan 07, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

  • Bree Hill
    Jan 31, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

  • Britta Böhler
    Jan 09, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

  • Tammy
    Dec 29, 2018

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

  • Janet Slipak
    Feb 05, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

    When Lili Anolik says she?s in love with Eve Babitz, she doesn?t mean that she?s in love in a romantic or sexual way. This is actually more of a schoolgirl-ish infatuation, the kind in which a younger girl looks up to an older one and wants to know all there is to know about the ...

    "Culturally, L.A. has always been a humid jungle alive with seething L.A. projects that I guess people from other places just can't see. It takes a certain kind of innocence to like L.A., anyway. It requires a certain plain happiness inside to be happy in L.A., to choose it and be happ...

    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a biography about a woman icon of the 60/70s who made a definite dent for women in the States. She is strong, outspoken, defiant and carefree and has a ?I don?t give a damn? attitude during a time o...

  • Kate
    Jan 05, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

    When Lili Anolik says she?s in love with Eve Babitz, she doesn?t mean that she?s in love in a romantic or sexual way. This is actually more of a schoolgirl-ish infatuation, the kind in which a younger girl looks up to an older one and wants to know all there is to know about the ...

    "Culturally, L.A. has always been a humid jungle alive with seething L.A. projects that I guess people from other places just can't see. It takes a certain kind of innocence to like L.A., anyway. It requires a certain plain happiness inside to be happy in L.A., to choose it and be happ...

  • Afton Montgomery
    Feb 13, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

    Everyone close to Eve (and still living), including Eve herself, participated in the writing of this book and is quoted frequently and at length. For that reason, and that reason only, it's worth reading. ...

    Anolik would probably be delighted to learn that I read all of Babitz' books, pretty much as they came out, beginning with Slow Days, Fast Company (it had been remaindered at the bookstore where I worked and I was seduced by the cartoon dog on the cover -- a Saluki, as she points out,...

    When Lili Anolik says she?s in love with Eve Babitz, she doesn?t mean that she?s in love in a romantic or sexual way. This is actually more of a schoolgirl-ish infatuation, the kind in which a younger girl looks up to an older one and wants to know all there is to know about the ...

    "Culturally, L.A. has always been a humid jungle alive with seething L.A. projects that I guess people from other places just can't see. It takes a certain kind of innocence to like L.A., anyway. It requires a certain plain happiness inside to be happy in L.A., to choose it and be happ...

    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a biography about a woman icon of the 60/70s who made a definite dent for women in the States. She is strong, outspoken, defiant and carefree and has a ?I don?t give a damn? attitude during a time o...

    I love biography. I?ve written biography. I love it straight and I love it twisted. As a medium, biography is inappropriate, even lewd. So, I love it when the biographer peels away the film of respectability, steps into frame, or as the Anolik writes, ?claw[s] at the door.? It?...

    The author has a giant crush on Babitz and if this were a blog post, that would be fine but this is a biography. The combination of twee, overblown, often plainly bad writing and the author awkwardly and unnecessarily inserting herself into her own narrative just are incredibly frustra...

    I'm completely mad for this book and mad for Eve. Lili Anolik writes with the no-nonsense candor of her subject and of Joan Didion, and the framing inherent in being a writer writing about a writer (and one who also wrote of so many creators) is not lost on her for a moment. Anolik use...

  • Nancy Gates
    Jan 11, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

    I love Eve Babitz. I?ve read and reread her early works and think that she had excellent insight into the workings of the Hollywood/Los Angeles scene. So I was prepared to enjoy Hollywood?s Eve, but ended up hating it. The parts directly pertaining to Ms. Babitz were good, but the ...

    I liked this because I love Babitz's work, and I love a dishy, gushy biography too. There's much here that I also didn't care for (Anolik is at her best when she's following a story or series of them rather than analyzing or theorizing), though I appreciated the way this book openly em...

    Hollywood's Eve, the new bio of Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. So blessed in the beginning: Eve was the IT girl of '60s and '70s LA. Her dad was a studio musician, her godfather was Stravinsky, she was gorgeous and, as she often boasts "stacked". Her initial claim to fame was posing nude w...

  • Cassie
    Jan 04, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

    Before she became an artist and author ("Slow Days, Fast Company"), Eve Babitz was a party girl par excellence. Carousing with artists, actors and musicians came naturally to her: Eve's mother was an artist; her father was a movie musician; and her godfather was composer Igor Stravinsk...

    Lili Anolik gives us what we have been missing regarding the life of Eve Babitz, along with a bonus glimpse into L.A. during one of its most glamorous time periods, the 60's. I loved every bit of this, she painted perfectly the setting, and the format was ideal to convey Eve's history,...

    Breezy and exhilarating critical biography cum first person stream of consciousness on the forgotten and remembered doyenne of counterculture Hollywood. ...

    I can?t even with this book. Babitz is what Didion doesn?t allow herself to be and she is better for it. There I said it. So many more thoughts but they are better suited for Tumblr and all caps texting to friends. ...

    ?Obsession has its privileges.? Lili Anolik?s ?Hollywood?s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.? is honest in a way only an obsessive account of someone?s life and art can be. Eve, whose presence and voice is so large, could have easily drowned out a meeker w...

    Thank you Scribner for sending me a free copy of this fascinating chronicle of Eve Babitz?s life and Los Angeles in the 1960s/1970s. It publishes next week on the 8th! I had a debacle when deciding to read this one: I have two Eve books on my shelf, Black Swans and LA Woman, that ...

  • Liz Pardey
    Feb 18, 2019

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...

    This is a terrible book. It is about half gushing over over babitz and her at best mediocre writings as if they were creative gems and blistering the overrated Joan Didion, particularly for her Play It As It Lays. She praises bibitz beauty, especially when she was young, but the photos...

    Guys, this book! It?s sex and art and celebrity before it was tainted by the internet. It?s 60?s and 70?s Hollywood. Names you know (Harrison Ford makes sense to me now) and names you won?t (but wished you could have partied with). Eve Babitz is Joan Didion but with grit and ...

    This was written by a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who became obsessed with Babitz sometime before 2012. She became so fascinated with Babitz that she ended up doing a bunch of research on her and writing a featured article for Vanity Fair in 2014, which is what prompted the rei...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book -- and it mostly lived up to my expectations. Of course I was an Eve-ite. She is the tragi-comic heroine of her own story. In case you missed it, Eve grew up in the Los Angeles of the 60s and 70s; in fact it could be said she WAS LA in the...

  • Emma Kearney
    Dec 27, 2018

    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik is a 2019 Scribner publication. I read a lot of rock biographies, love pop culture, and know a fair amount of trivia from the sixties and seventies, but I don?t recall hearing about Eve Babitz. Seeing this ...

    This is an expanded version of Anolik?s Vanity Fair article. There is a good bit of information about the author?s pursuit of Babitz and some interesting observations about Joan Didion. It?s a solid biography if you haven?t read the article. If you have read it there isn?t mu...

    "On the one hand, how great, new fans for Eve, and who cares if they were fans for the wrong reasons, and is there such a thing as a wrong reason, and bless their ingenuous little hearts in any case. On the other hand, though, Jesus fucking Christ. And as they talked, I'd nod and make ...

    I can?t remember the last time, if there ever was a time that I?ve read a biography and if this is in deed my first, I?m glad it was. I?ve never read anything by Eve Babitz. Shamefully, Sex and Rage has been sitting unread on my shelf for about 7 months, but this biography w...

    WELL I READ THAT IN A SITTING. It seems like two summers ago, everyone on Bookstagram and on book Twitter was talking about Eve Babitz. The more I read about her from the people I followed, the more I wanted to know who she was through her writing. I purchased Sex & Rage in the ...

    More fan-nonfiction than a biography, but I found the mix of the author's personal point of view, interviews and biographical snippets very fitting for the subject in question, and also a highly enjoyable read. ...

    For all my feminism and constant work to undo internalized misogyny, I still struggle with unlikable women. Perhaps more than anything, I want to be likable. And I love to dole out compliments to my female friends that are overblown, commenting on their kindness and sweetness. Eve ...