Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood.
Photographs by Lauren Greenfield. Text by Carrie Fisher and Richard Rodriguez.
alfred a. knopf/melcher media,
128 pp., 79 color illustrations, 11¼x9¾".
Signed copies available!
Nose jobs, gangland funerals, and thirty thousand dollar Bar Mitzvahs: This portrait of Los Angeles youth cultures--in the barrio and the mansion--is filled with revealing, ironic portraits of the shallow lives nurtured in our nation's media capitol. The images are often paired with insightful, though sometimes frightening, testimonials by the children photographed. "A jolting and terrifying journey into the cult of appearances>"--Michael Guerrin, Le Monde.