Thirsty is the history of Los Angeles and its fraught relationship with water. As a city on the make since the early twentieth century, Los Angeles' resources fought hard to keep up with its unchecked growth. The city's water chief William Mulholland built an aqueduct to grab water over 200 miles away in Owens Valley, but it wasn't enough. Thirsty is the gripping tale of Los Angeles' epic battles for water, the larger-than-life characters that shaped a city's destiny, and the man-made tragedy that killed 400 and forever changed the way water would be harnessed and allocated. (Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book)
Marc Weingarten is an author and filmmaker in Los Angeles. His previous titles include The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight and Here She Comes Now. He also produced the documentaries GOD BLESS OZZY OSBOURNE and THE OTHER ONE: THE LONG STRANGE TRIP OF BOB WEIR.
Marc will be joined in conversation by Emmy-nominated TV writer, Wendy Riss (Genius:Picasso, Reign, Hung).
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