Area Code 212: New York Days, New York Nights

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Macmillan, Nov 1, 2005 - Humor - 368 pages
Area Code 212 is filled with idiosyncratic delights and oddities of New York's wittiest social chroniclers, Tama Janowitz. Included in this book is her hilarious account of Andy Warhol's eighties blind date club; her brief moment of celebrity as an elderly teenage extra in a ZZ Top video; the day she tested mentally retarded on an IQ test; and many other revealing tales of New York life, including its parties, its restaurants, and its fashion. Janowitz gives us her unique lowdown on her 1990s conversion from Manhattan to Brooklyn, on hairless dogs and ferrets, babies, the outer boroughs, big hair days, and bad hair days.

 

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Contents

Part Two Animals
67
Part Three Breakthroughs in Science and Medicine
125
Part Four Food
149
Part Five City Life
211
About the Author
349
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Tama Janowitz exploded into the literary scene in 1986 with her bestselling sexy book, Slaves of New York. Her most recent novel is Peyton Amberg. Janowitz's work has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Vogue, the New York Times Op-Ed page, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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