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Forbes Adds Another Blog: Letter from L.A.

Under the watchful eye of Lewis Dvorkin, the Forbes blog network has grown to a gargantuan size. Today, yet another flavor has been added, with veteran journalist David Hochman at the helm. It’s called Letter from L.A. Check out today’s clever introductory lede:

On a trip abroad recently, someone asked me to describe Los Angeles. Without hesitating, out came a sentiment I’d always felt but never quite put into words: “It’s an awful place to visit,” I said, “but you’d definitely want to live there.”

Ha ha. Hochman is also opening up item #1 to readers, asking people to chime in via the comments with their three favorite things about the city. He got things rolling by sharing his picks:

1. Sundays on the big lawn at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades.
2. The latte art “swans” at Urth Cafe.
3. The undying spirit that anything is possible.

So c’mon LA denizens. Join the first few readers to have taken up Hochman ‘s challenge and add an LA threesome. Hochman has written for a wide variety of other publications such as the New York Times and Esquire. He can also be found on Twitter @davidhochman.

[Photo courtesy davidhochman.com]

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