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Exploring Los Angeles by foot




"Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles" by David L. Ulin
University of California Press

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For many Angelenos, walking is almost a foreign concept; why walk when you can drive?

Sure, driving is the most convenient mode of transportation –especially when traveling long distances, but when was the last time you took the time to walk through the city streets?

David L. Ulin, former Los Angeles Times book critic, guides readers through the busy, and not-so-busy, streets  in his book, “Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles.” Ulin also shares several personal conversations exchanged with friends and city officials, and offers his thoughts about popular architectural landmarks such as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm.

Click here to read Ulin's complementary essay, "Writing the City."

Guest:

David L. Ulin, author of “Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles” (University of California Press, 2015) and former book critic, Los Angeles Times. He tweets at @DavidUlin