By Ben Peller
He’s again. during this follow-up to the acclaimed TO reside AND DRINK IN L.A., Shawn Michals, infamous imbiber of lifestyles and cocktails, returns to take on a topic that has either encouraged and confounded the various maximum thinkers all through historical past: LOVE. TO dwell AND LOVE IN L.A. tracks Shawn as he navigates the amorous waters of a urban teeming with either angels and devils. those passionate adventures contain fellow artists, wild ones, or even an come upon with a would-be zombie. alongside the best way, Shawn is wondered approximately every little thing from his sanity to his sexuality to his recommendation on the right way to seduce a cougar (or vice- versa). whereas indulging during this romantic odyssey, Shawn starts to question no matter if he'll ever locate "The One." finally, falling in love and accepting love comprises not just a fit measure of braveness, but in addition occasionally a fit measure of craziness. Feeling brave? Feeling loopy? likelihood is you’ll fall in love with this booklet. Here’s taking a look at you, child… "Revelatory... enjoyable and engaging..." - Publishers Weekly
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