This weekend, the Literary Man will head to Los Angeles, home of many past and present Iconic Literary Men and Ladies including Joan Didion and Raymond Chandler.

We’d like hear from you.

What should we do to embrace the literary LA Lifestyle? What combination of bars, restaurants, and sights will have us sighing for a longer stay and push us toward re-reading LESS THAN ZERO, HOUSE OF LEAVES, and THE BIG SLEEP all at once?

We’ll always love New York, but sometimes it’s necessary to get away from the crowded subways, busy sidewalks, and constant rush. In SLOUCHING TOWARD BETHLEHEM, Joan Didion, pictured below in one of the most perfect photographs of all time, wrote of New York:

“It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often said that New York is also, at least for those of us who came there from somewhere else, a city for only the very young.”

Joan Didion: Iconic Literary Lady

We’re not sure if we’ll ever leave the city that never sleeps, but feeling the pull to the ocean and sunny weather, we’ve decided that it’s time for the Literary Team to get a taste of the Los Angeles scene. Some say the West Coast will always be the best coast and we’d love to hear your list of LA “Must Sees!”