Traffic Reads


What more appropriate list could possibly come out of LA than books to read during gridlock?

Especially an LA impending traffic crisis? This Friday marks Carmaggedon, which is the kind of catastrophe you know about ahead of time, specifically one in which “all lanes and ramps of the northbound 405 Freeway, along the 10-mile section between Interstate 10 and the 101 Freeway, will be closed.” Here is a list of books that will make time spent in gridlock seem less awful. But also, maybe don’t read and drive. Maybe just bike.

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