Join the exhilarating adventure of Los Angeles in the 1970s as you enter an era where fast muscle cars, bright neon lights, and that urban street style ruled�
Steve was having the worst day of his life. He lost his job; he lost his family; and he found himself in the worst part of the city where he almost lost his life. As he wanders through neighborhoods filled with street walkers, tweakers, gangs and the homeless, lives from those very streets begin to intermingle with his own. Chris and his crew confront him. Richie rescues him. Angelica learns to love him. In the pulse of the city, other lives change. Chris wants to change, to start to give back to a community that has always been his home. In spite of a negative home and life in a hard-core school, Juan learns the true meaning of responsibility and family and allowing one�s talents to shine. There are heroes here too. Juan and Steve, from very different worlds, both save lives. Chris uses his street smarts to mentor a troubled youth. As the lives of gang members and victims, heroes and everyday people play out in a neighborhood of poverty and pride, the reader begins to understand the complexity of intertwining lives and the victory in personal bests, positive change and the ability to accept and forgive.
The Good & the Hard Times in LOS ANGELES is a true marriage of novel writing and film making. The text provides a hard-hitting, lean-and-mean look at the less glamorous streets of LOS ANGELES that manage to produce some of the finest people. The stories of Chris as he develops a sense of social responsibility, of Juan, as he matures into a hard-working, talented artist and family provider and of Steve, who discovers that the worst day of his life has brought him the most happiness he has ever known. Their stories are vibrantly told in gripping chapters where street dancing, gang confrontations, and graffiti competitions spring from the pages.
The Good & The Hard Times in LOS ANGELES, is a fast-paced, interesting look at the lives of very special people and how they connect. It is a good glimpse into the people and the situations that made the 70�s in LA a special time in a special place. Xlibris Indiana.
Los Angeles, CA - The Good & The Hard Times In L.A. is a compelling story of life in the inner city streets of L.A. in the 1970's.
Brooklyn, NY - Look forward to the release of The Good & The Hard Times In L.A. , a witty master piece by Jordan Farar.
Hollywood, CA - The Good & The Hard Times In L.A. is super entertainment, one of the most streetwise book of its time. Join the exhilarating adventure of Los Angeles in the 1970s as you enter an era where fast muscle cars, bright neon lights, and that urban city street style ruled...
Jordan Farar, the author of The Good & The Hard Times in LOS ANGELES was born in Los Angeles in 1970. As a native of L.A. and a multi-faceted participant in its vibrant film, radio, music and writing communities, he offers a flair for the theatrical with a grassroots appreciation of the city. From radio news broadcaster for KPBS and FM radio, writing television and radio commercials, to providing stories for comic books, he has been creatively producing written language in a variety of forms since the age of five.