Malibu Diary: Notes from an Urban Refugee

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University of Nevada Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 186 pages
Combining environmental history, personal memoir and a view on the complicated relationship between humans and the landscapes they destroy by loving them too much, this book is a warning beacon highlighting how it is that a lifestyle, however alluring, can be made precarious by the very natural forces that creates its charm. This diary is a provocative exploration of the tenuous interface between the urban and wild worlds, and of the nature of community in an increasingly profit-oriented society.
 

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O'Malley, who has previously worked as an editor and journalist, now offers a collection of stories about the people and politics of Malibu, CA. Fed up with traffic and concrete, O'Malley flees the ... Read full review

Contents

ex urbanis i
1
The Journey Out
13
Blowin Smoke
32
Wasting Time
71
Wisdom in Solstice Canyon
92
On the Fence
109
The Days the Rains Came
133
Long Way Home
156
More News from the Front
173
DATA
183
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