Teenage Hipster in the Modern World: From the Birth of Punk to the Land of Bush: Thirty Years of Apocalyptic Journalism

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Literary Collections - 480 pages
“Nothing less than a riveting snapshot of life in the ‘modern world,’ particularly New York.” —Booklist
 
Mark Jacobson has published pieces in Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Esquire, and more. His journalistic beats range far and wide, delving into the realms of politics, sports, and celebrities in pieces on such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Julius Erving, Chuck Berry, Pam Grier (in her Scream Blacula Scream days), Martin Scorsese, and many others. But for Jacobson, New York City has always been topic number one.
 
Jacobson tells the story of the city in these classic essays covering three decades—from the beginnings of punk rock back in the times of “pre-gentrification” to the heart-wrenching days of 9/11.
 
“A brilliant collection by one of our most valuable journalists.” —Pete Hamill
 
Includes a foreword by Richard Price
 

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Jazzy, under-the-skin forays into all manner of New York City life, from journalist Jacobson (12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time, 2003, etc.).Jacobson's collection of articles from The Village Voice ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
Authors Introduction
MEETINGS WITH SEMIREMARKABLE MEN AND WOMEN
Sex Goddess of the Seventies
Teenage Hipster in the Modern World
I Myron
The Father of Rock and Roll Turns Seventyfive Irascibly
Yoko in the Dakota Twilight
The Nasty Life and Times of Frank Lucas
Interview with Peter Tosh
The Passion of Doctor
Dylan Archives
Chilling with
Paranoid Notes On the Strange Death of Bruce
IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT
Interview with a Theocrat 14 Birth of an Optimist

The Hippest Guy in the Room

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Richard Price is the author of four other novels: The Wanderers, Clockers, Ladies' Man, and The Breaks. Among his credits as a screenwriter are The Color of Money, Sea of Love, New York Stories, Mad Dog and Glory, and Night and the City.

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