Even prior to his thirteenth birthday Stan Lerner the child prodigy was compared to the great artists of history. His paintings were of the stature of Miro and his writings reminiscent of Poe, and Tolstoy.
Today he stands almost alone as the towering artistic force or our time. From the paintings of Black Period, to the motion picture “Meet The Family”, to the Las Vegas music spectacle “Night Tribe”, and the novel “Stan Lerner’s Criminal” he has done nothing less than shift the paradigm of his chosen mediums. An artist’s, artist, his name resounds in the worlds of both art and business, but more than this his work has been a light to the disenfranchised. Embracing the dark, not afraid to find humor, the pure sexual celebration of music, all part of his most diverse pallet.
Born and raised in East Los Angeles Stan Lerner the author is the product of the worst public school systems in the United States. Yet he was accepted to UCLA where he attended, and was perhaps most distinguished for his lifestyle and business savvy. A multi-millionaire artist by the age of eighteen his great artistic talent was perhaps eclipsed in the public eye by his fantastic wealth and fast lifestyle.
Ultimately the death of his beloved father gave him the focus to pursue his artistic talents singularly. As a painter, playwright, musician, choreographer, screenwriter, director, and novelist, triumph after triumph has ensued. The one time jet setter is now hardly seen in public. The Lerner work however is never ending and always evolving. It is hard to imagine that such a profound body of work spanning more than twenty years is the work of a man just forty-two years of age. Lerner now only further solidifies his place in history and his value as a national treasure with every work.
on May 16, 2010 :
I really like the practical stuff, about being a player in LA. It's impressive what Mr. Lerner has put together. I am an atheist and mercilessly logical, however. With that in mind, the whole Christianity slant is a lot to skim over. I wish it weren't there, but this is what Mr. Lerner believes and it's his book. Normally I would never buy something like this, but like I said, the practical stuff makes it worthwhile. All in all, a very useful book.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)