"I almost drowned in SoCal’s sea of superficial diarrhea… and I’m not out of the deep doo yet. The fact that I haven’t blown my brains out— is well… not really that miraculous. I’m a big pink muffin and I’m afraid that if I make my exit too soon, I’ll just be shit out someplace worse… like Sylmar." Writer Max Barrie describes fear and loathing in Malibu and mainlining rainbows in this rabid tale of materialism in Lost Angeles. It's an important and cautionary tale that all should take heed. Read the short non-fiction story here.