Obi Kaufmann at Diesel in the Brentwood Country Mart

Sunday Jun 30 2019   3:00 PM
Diesel, A Bookstore  225 26th St #33, Santa Monica, CA  map

Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Obi Kaufmann to the store to discuss and sign The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource. Joining him in conversation will be Marc Weingarten, author of Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.

Free and open to the public; more info here.

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is