“Arnold Hano’s treasure trove of columns provides us with a smart, provocative, and thoroughly entertaining guide to life in Laguna Beach. The voice is as sharp, insightful, and personable as ever, and from these columns emerges a panorama of Laguna life as seen through the prism of Hano’s intelligence and social activism. These collected scenes personalize local history and reveal not only the author’s impeccable craft but also his deeply rooted commitment to celebrating and preserving Laguna’s unique quality of life. Enjoy!”

                                         –Dan Duling, screenwriter and scriptwriter for Laguna’s famous Pageant of the Masters.

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This iconic book is liberally illustrated with period and current photos of Laguna Beach—a good gift for locals and visitors alike. All proceeds will benefit Village Laguna. 

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Arnold Hano, author

Arnold Hano, author

About the Author

Arnold Hano has lived in Laguna Beach with his wife Bonnie since 1955.  In addition to the 200-plus columns from which this collection was chosen, Hano has written hundreds of magazine articles and twenty-six books, perhaps the best-known of which is a classic account of the first game of the 1954 World Series, A Day in the Bleachers.