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The Adventures of Downtown Oliver Brown



The Adventures of Downtown Oliver Brown is a semi-fictional tale of Downtown nightlife written by Stan Lerner.

Forty-year-old Oliver Brown, a talented and critically acclaimed writer, just did not find the success he deserved in Hollywood. It made financial sense to move Downtown and no lack of good bars and restaurants eased the pain.

Stan Lerner is an award winning-author whose diverse credits include the novel “Stan Lerner’s Criminal,” the novella “In Development,” and the children’s book “Stanley The Elephant.” He's lived in Downtown Los Angeles for the last thirteen years.

Be sure to check back each week to see where Oliver's latest adventures have taken him.



By Stan Lerner — February 05, 2009 — 1 Comment

Starbucks, Starbucks, Starbucks, just let me get to Starbucks and have a coffee before … ring ring ring. Before you ring, I said to my iPhone, not out loud, as it...


By Stan Lerner — January 26, 2009 — 3 Comments

I strolled to Starbucks at 11th and Grand contemplating for some reason how much the world had changed since my youth, which this day, two days subsequent to my...


By Stan Lerner — January 20, 2009 — 4 Comments

Life seemed momentarily back to normal as I sat at Starbucks surrounded by Gay David, not to be confused with Dave The Jew from Vegas, Eric Everhard, my friend the...


By Stan Lerner — January 13, 2009

When April first suggested the blindfold I simply thought she had something kinky in mind, but little did I know that she really meant that she had a surprise for...


By Stan Lerner — January 04, 2009 — 2 Comments

After being turned away at Encore by an Asian security guard, even though we had a perfectly legitimate appointment at the spa, (and because I was hallucinating...


By Stan Lerner — December 28, 2008

“Whooooo Shiiiiiiit!!! Look what the cat done dragged into Vegas!!!!” screamed the large, handsome, cowboy looking fellow that had come to greet us at the airport...


By Stan Lerner — December 18, 2008 — 2 Comments

I don’t really vibe with Seven Grand, too many people, too many guys, and a college hipster feel around the pool tables that I didn’t even like in my college years...


By Stan Lerner — December 11, 2008 — 9 Comments

“Oliver, the NSA tells me that you’re not writing at your usual Starbucks. Is everything okay?” asked President Elect Obama.

“I’m fine. I’ve just been writing a...


By Stan Lerner — December 07, 2008 — 9 Comments

When you’re Downtown Oliver Brown, not much fazes you. But waking up with my hot nineteen-year-old girlfriend’s MOTHER naked in my bed did actually give me what...


By Stan Lerner — December 06, 2008 — 2 Comments

I stopped by Starbuck 11th and Grand with every intention of walking over to the new Starbucks at LA Live. But as a member of the Downtown community, I did feel...


By Stan Lerner — December 04, 2008 — 3 Comments

I spotted Tim Leiweke, the president of AEG, out of the corner of my eye. I had just sat down at Starbucks, 11th and Grand, to finally focus on a script about a...


By Stan Lerner — November 26, 2008 — 4 Comments

“Hi, Oliver Brown speaking,” I said into my iPhone.

“Oliver, Stan wants to see you in his office with something on paper,” said Iren Shmeklestein, longtime sidekick...