1970s Marin County, California

Jesse T Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Jul 1 18:10:54 UTC 1999

> Rescuing books from a basement flood, I came across a favorite book of mine,
> not well known, that renders the language and lifestyle of Marin County, CA
> (just across the Golden Gate from San Francisco) in the 1970s with perfect
> pitch. It is _The Serial_ by Cyra McFadden, orignally published weekly in the
> _Pacific Sun_, then in a spiral-bound edition by Knopf in 1977. Every

The language is great in this book. Both the OED and the RHHDAS
have made heavy use of it.

Jesse Sheidlower
<jester at panix.com)

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