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Southern California has always been a place of mythologies. It's the epicenter of kink and corruption in the hard-boiled novels of Raymond Chandler. It's the epitome of vapid phoniness in many Hollywood movies. What we have next is a historical look of the famed So Cal, in commentator Gustavo Arellano's summer reading pick.
Cocaine, sex and power make for a juicy read. Reporter Heidi Moore shares her summer reading pick "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir," which she says parallels the addictions to money and power on Wall Street that contributed to the financial crisis.