Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life
Michael Greenberg’s stunning collection entertainingly chronicles the hardships, delights, and moral dilemmas of being a writer and a New Yorker. To eke out a living, Greenberg doctors doomed movie scripts, peddles cosmetics on the street, and waits tables at a posh restaurant, all while raising his son on the Lower East Side. Along the way, he meets a host of fascinating city characters, including a Holocaust survivor, a repentant communist, and a man who becomes a woman.
Hilarious and bittersweet, Greenberg's stories invite us into a world where the familial, the literary, the tragic, and the mundane not only speak to one another, but deeply enjoy the exchange.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - akreese - LibraryThing
Although highly entertaining, Beg, Borrow, Steal is not a humor book by any means. I was impressed by Michael Greenberg's economy of words - each small story carried the punch of a well developed ... Read full review
Review: Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's LifeUser Review - Anita Kelley Harris - Goodreads
From the title of this book. I thought it was full of essays about a starving writer doing whatever he had to do to survive. Rather, it is a collection of rather random essays, about everything from ... Read full review
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