The Juicy New Read of L.A.'s IntellectualsApril 25, 2016 – Article
The Hollywood Reporter
Matthew Weiner first became aware of theLos Angeles Review of Bookswhen he read an essay on Mad Men it published a few years ago. "I don't remember if it was particularly positive or not," he says of the piece. No matter — he instantly was hooked on the then-upstart, California-born literary journal. "It speaks to Los Angeles in that it's a little bit renegade," he says. "It's got a little bit of 'f— you.' It has the highest chance of any place that I read for me to discover something new. It doesn't feel brokered, like a publicity arm for literature. And, importantly, it doesn't take itself too seriously, but it does take its subjects seriously."
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