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Two by Two

Tango, Two-Step, and the L.A. Night

Two by Two is a fast-paced swirl through the dancing scene in L.A., where Leonardo DiCaprio has been known to swing at The Derby and Sandra Bullock salsas at El Floridita.

Eve Babitz, a writer known for her hip, off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic style, spends two years of her life, ruins nine pairs of shoes, and goes through countless dance partners learning to appreciate and master all the hot dances from foxtrot and two-step to lindy, tango, salsa, and swing.

Along the way she meets obsessed dancers and listens night after night as they pour out the secrets of their style—who the best teachers are, where to find the perfect dancing shoes, and how to fall in love with your partner.

Eve brings the flirtatious energy of dancing alive like no other writer. Two by Two is not a book that teaches you how to dance, but it will surely make you want to learn once you've read it.