Rebecca has written a short history/memoir entitled Personal Stereo, as part of Bloomsbury’s charming Object Lessons series, about the device that revolutionized our listening habits. Andrew and his wife, poet Lisa Alvarez, have compiled a collection of stories, essays, and memoirs about (or reflective of) LA County’s more right-wing neighbor — and the list of contributors is as impressive as the content itself. Then, in the second half of the show, author Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow joins Eric and Medaya to reminisce about the glory days of the Sony Walkman from the late 1970s through to the ’90s. First, Author, academic, and Orange County resident Andrew Tonkovich joins co-hosts Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher to talk about the all-but-unknown, but surprisingly excellent, literary tradition of Orange County. LARB Radio Hour: “Orange County: A Literary Field Guide”; Plus Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow’s Age of the Walkman
By LARB AV – October 5, 2017
A LARB Radio Double-Header! Andrew talks about some of his favorite entries, as well as the promising political evolution of a longtime GOP bastion that voted against Trump.