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Finding Mezcal (Penguin Randomhouse) 4 stars

In 1990, artist Ron Cooper was collaborating with craftspeople in Oaxaca, Mexico, when he found …

70s LA + commercialization of mezcal

4 stars

LA art world in the 70s -> life crisis -> drinking mezcal in small towns in Oaxaca -> growing del maguey mezcal. a brand promo book for sure, but I also learned a lot about mezcal production and some about small town Mexico across the years. plus has a real LA / artist freewheeling memoir feel that I'm a sucker for