Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster (ECW Press)
L.A.-based journalist and fashion designer Tere Tereba discusses and signs her new book on the fascinating life of Mickey Cohen, a gangster at the center of L.A.'s mob scene in the '50s and '60s.
"This highly factual, rapidly paced biography chronicles not only tough-guy poster boy Mickey, but the City Noir whose appetites and ambitions he serviced, exploited, and, paradoxically, exemplified." --Kevin Starr, professor of history, University of Southern California
"In Mickey Cohen, Tere Tereba brings to life the pugnacious nature of a hoodlum unique in the annals of American gangsterism. . . . Tereba captures the essence of the man and his times with insight and flair." --T.J. English, New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne and The Westies
Tere Tereba is an award-winning fashion designer and journalist. She has written extensively for Interview, her work has been featured in Italian Vogue, and her account of Jim Morrison in Paris was selected by The Doors to appear in their book, The Doors: An Illustrated History. Tereba lives in Los Angeles, and you can find her online at TereTereba.com.
"This biography of celebrity gangster Mickey Cohen digs past the sensational headlines to deliver a remarkable story of a man who captivated, corrupted, and terrorized Los Angeles for a generation."