California Fruits, Flakes & Nuts: True Tales of California by David Kulczyk

By David Kulczyk

They name California the Granola kingdom — a spot the place each inhabitant is a fruit, a flake, or a nut. They don’t get any fruitier, flakier, or nuttier than the deviants, crackpots, and losers profiled in “California end result, Flakes, and Nuts.” A freewheeling catalog of misfits, eccentrics, creeps, criminals, and failed dreamers, “California end result, Flakes, and Nuts” profiles forty five weird and wonderful personalities who exemplify the Golden State’s hard-earned popularity for nonconformity.

“California culmination, Flakes and Nuts” tells the historical past that will get wiped clean out of decent historical past books. In those pages, Gold Rush pioneers are printed as murderous madmen; Hollywood celebrities are proven to be drug-addled intercourse maniacs; early hippies are only Fifties weirdos; or even probably traditional Californians have a expertise for freakish, loopy, and legal behavior.

From frontier lunatic Grizzly Adams (whose head was once one large wound after a number of undergo assaults) to “I Love Lucy” big name William Frawley (a racist, misogynist, foul-mouthed under the influence of alcohol) to legendarily lousy movie director Ed wooden and plenty of extra nutjobs and oddballs , “California end result, Flakes, and Nuts” is a side-splitting examine the folks who made California the strangest position on earth.

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