27, 2003 -- Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
with a mix of anticipation and hesitation that we traveled
to the 8th Annual Festival of Books on the UCLA campus.
We attended for the first time in 1998, and had a really
was really fun. We leisurely walked through the festival grounds
along with a nice-sized, but manageable crowd. We stumbled
upon LA Times political cartoonist Paul Conrad selling and
signing copies of his new book. We bought a copy, chatted
with him for a few minutes and were on our way.
later, we saw former news anchor Kelly Lange autographing
copies of her new novel - which we bought for my Mom for Mother's
Angelina Ballerina, Bear in the Big Blue House, plus had the
opportunity to make newspaper hats, and just enjoy the day.
It was unscripted, unexpected, and fun.
We attended in 2001, and felt packed in, shoved around,
exhausted and irritated.