Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life

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Vintage Books, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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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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Review: Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life

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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

Review: Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life

User 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

Contents

Love in
A Tai1ors
Sleight of Hand
Oh Oh There
Workroom
Another
Career
Seven Bells
Ground
43
the Other
of Darkness
Stock Exchange
Steal
Watch
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

A native New Yorker, Michael Greenberg is the author of the memoir Hurry Down Sunshine, published in sixteen countries and chosen as one of the best books of 2008 by Time, the San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon.com, and Library Journal. He is a columnist for the Times Literary Supplement. His writing has appeared in such varied places as O, The Oprah Magazine and The New York Review of Books. He lives in New York.

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