first things first: let me finish what i start.
1. HOLLYWOOD BABYLON by KENNETH ANGER
fresh off of easy riders, raging bulls, the original bible of celebrity dirt.
2. THE BIG SLEEP by RAYMOND CHANDLER
started this twice, enjoyed it both times; let my first chandler not be my last.
3. REBORN: JOURNALS AND NOTEBOOKS 1947-1963 by SUSAN SONTAG
so far, this book chronicles the most preternaturally intelligent and intensely serious 14-year-old i have ever encountered. very interesting.