Los Angeles Jew

A Memoir

by Martin Aaron Brower



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/31/2009

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467870962
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781438955216
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781438955209

About the Book

During the 80 years of this author's life, the Jewish population of the City of Los Angeles exploded from a mere 65,000 Jews to 520,000 Jews, establishing Los Angeles as the third largest Jewish population center in the world. Yet, little has been written about this transformation, with most Jewish generational novels concentrating on the New York Jewish experience. And yet, the Los Angeles Jewish experience was completely different from that of New York.

The author, a native of Los Angeles, addresses the Los Angeles Jewish experience as a personal memoir -- sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and always engrossing.

About the Author

Martin A. Brower was born and raised in Los Angeles and was educated at the University of California at Los Angeles where he was editor-in-chief of the UCLA Daily Bruin. A journalist and a public relations professional, he was involved in public relations with the County of Los Angeles Air Pollution Control District, with a high-tech public relations firm, and with Los Angeles' then-largest architectural firm, Welton Becket and Associates. He was also managing editor of a national business publication. 

With the Becket firm, he was intimately involved with the planning and development of such projects as the Los Angeles Music Center and Century City. During all of this time, he was an active member of the Los Angeles Jewish community, closely observing its growth and development.

Currently, Brower lives with his wife, Tamar, in Corona del Mar, California.  There, he continues his writing as a magazine columnist. The Browers have four grown children and three grandchildren.