On Thursday, May 10 at 6 pm we will welcome Laguna local James Utt to the store. James Utt’s first collection of essays, Laguna Tales and Boomer Wails includes not only columns published in The Laguna Beach Independent, but also stories and memoirs about his life never previously shared. Whether it be a tale or a wail, this collection guarantees to tug at your heart and make you realize, that no matter how old you are, the light of day keeps up laughing, and, ultimately, alive.
James Utt is a fifth generation Orange Countian who has witnessed
dramatic changes in his seventy years. He has served in the United
States Army, taught high school for thirty-seven years, and, now,
watches the world spin by from his home in Laguna Beach. Currently his columns appear in The Laguna Beach Independent. He has had his work published in The Sun and Lit Central Orange County.
He plays tennis, and wishes he had a more consistent serve.