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Voice cover/ Book officially out/ Reading tonight

Yo party people. Big news from dive bar land. The book is now officially out — get it on Amazon and write me a review, if you wouldn’t mind — and it is excerpted in a Village Voice cover story this week. Those three women accompanied me to every single bar I visited, incidentally.

Here’s an excerpt of the excerpt:

Anyone who says that gentrified New York lacks dive bars is nuts. Sure, we no longer have McGurk’s Suicide Hall, the Bowery haunt frequented by sailors and low-rent prostitutes that was thought to be the place to take one’s own life. But we’ve still got the historic rooms, the cultural diversity, and the unquenchable thirst to make for a great dive-bar town.

Don’t forget, I’ve got my first reading tonight, 8 pm at Port 41, 355 West 41st Street (at Ninth Avenue). But it will be less like a traditional reading and more like a surreal, mind-bending journey into consciousness. Seriously, my friend Dillon, a renowned artist, is helping me put it together, and it will be fun and strange, with a lot of prizes, some valuable and some less so.

Hopefully see you there — otherwise, keep checking back here under Appearances for upcoming events, a couple of which are already planned.

One Comment

  1. Dave / Oct 30 2010

    What you wrote about the person at the Holland Bar was mean. He has a congenital disease. He also has a name, a warm personality, and a story. If you had bothered to talk to any of the regulars or the bartender, Jeff, you might have learned that. But you didn’t. I’m sorry.

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