It's a short story collection, set mostly in the L.A. area. Men are the protagonists - down-on-their-luck men, flawed men, struggling men. There are women too - women who care and women who won't, women who have it together and women who don't. It's L.A. without the glamor, love without the romance. It's a cynical collection, for the most part. Even the rare happy ending seems iffy. So it's probably not for most people, though I give it 4 stars out of 5.