Wildsam Field Guides: Los Angeles highlights authentic experiences and true stories of the iconic California city for travelers and locals alike. Working closely with L.A. writers, editors, and trusted local contributors, this offbeat and soulful guide shares expert intel on everything from palm trees, surf spots, movie palaces, foodways, secret stairs, mountain hikes, downtown art; plus, the most trusted list of restaurants, shops and activities. Featuring: - THE DOZEN L.A. ALBUMS TO ADD TO YOUR VINYL COLLECTION - OUR PICKS FOR BEST FLEA MARKET, SURF SHOP, DENIM SUPPLY AND MORE - A SCREENWRITING TUTORIAL FROM THE CHINATOWN SCRIPT - OUTDOOR ADVENTURES, FROM SAILING CATALINA TO THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE - HOLLYWOOD'S HISTORY OF DESTROYING L.A. ON THE BIG SCREEN - A TIMELINE TO MAGIC JOHNSON AND THE SHOWTIME LAKERS - THE 1992 RIOTS AND HOW THE LOS ANGELES TIMES WON A PULITZER PRIZE - AN INTERVIEW WITH BELOVED CHEF (AND PIZZA MAESTRO) NANCY SILVERTON
Taylor Bruce founded the Wildsam series of American field guides in 2012. His guides incorporate personal essays, local interviews, illustrated maps, and archival anecdotes to capture the living history of some of America's favorite cities including San Francisco, New Orleans, Charleston and Detroit. Selected by National Geographic as a part of the prestigious "Traveler 50" list in 2014, the series will expand in summer 2016 to include guides to great American road trips. Previous to starting Wildsam, Taylor's writing appeared in Men's Journal, Paste, and Oxford American, among others.