The LA Times Praises This River by James Brown

Here’s an excerpt from the The LA Times article:

“In one of my favorite chapters, Brown writes about a Japanese student of his who has endured too many injustices in his short time in the U.S. and whose stories are filled with threats of violence. The teacher and the student are both living at the limits of their emotional endurance. Their writing becomes a containment vessel, a pressure cooker. “This River” continues where Brown’s first memoir, “The Los Angeles Diaries,” left off. It’s molten stuff, the story of his efforts to control his river of rage.”