Dear Seller: Real Estate Love Letters from Los Angelesfeatures memorable letters by individuals who used the power of prose to vie for the home of their dreams. Each letter paints a portrait of its author: his or her family, background, and values, using social capital as well as actual capital in an effort to be selected. Through interviews and written accounts, you will follow these homeseekers from the moment they saw their perfect homes to what happened after they submitted their letters. Read an excerpt.
The book was edited by Teena Apeles and principal photography was by Alexandra Weiss. Contributors include Neelanjana Banerjee, Lili N. Barsha, Simone Boden, Chris and Lorena De La Rosa, David Hart, Edan Lepucki, Maureen Meyer, Sarah and Shawn Michaels, and Robin Sukhadia.
Also currently available at Fred Segal Sunset (West Hollywood), Skylight Books and Carol Young | Undesigned (Los Feliz), Los Angeles County Store (Silver Lake), the Library Store (Downtown L.A.), and Mercado La Paloma (Figueroa Corridor).
This book is made possible in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and the Center for Cultural Innovation’s Creative Economic Development Fund grant, with support from the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation and the Surdna Foundation, as well as the generosity and support of friends of Narrated Objects.
A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to Piece by Piece, which provides free mosaic art workshops to low-income and formerly homeless people. Piece by Piece uses recycled materials to help their participants develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income, and an improved quality of life.