1. Chris B on October 20, 2023 at 6:31 am

    When new BDAs come out, are they more like new editions? Like theres editing and added content? “The most recent iteration?” Or is it more like a sequel, where one needs begin reading BDA 1, and so on?


    • Steve Hodel on October 20, 2023 at 8:15 am

      Chris B:
      Good question. On the previous BDAs they were each a follow-up to what came before in my investigations. Like an ongoing Progress Report adding new findings. In the case of BDA IV not necessary to have read the previous publications. Consider it a “standalone” book. That said, one can always then go back and read the previous BDA I, II, and III. Best, Steve

      • Jeff Nalin on October 20, 2023 at 9:46 am


        Being a native Angelino, and having been inside the Sowden house earlier on my youth, I feel a real connection to you and your story as it is a defining piece of Los Angeles history. As a psychologist, I am drawn to the complexities of your father’s (and your) psychological journeys. I’m sure your extensive dive into your father’s past has given you an understanding of the course of the human psyche and psychopathology more so than many of my colleagues. just wanted to reach out to commend you on all of your work, and let you know that I have a great respect for your accomplishments.

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