Area Code 212: New York Days, New York Nights: Collected Non Fiction

By: Janowitz, Tama

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First edition - a paperback original. Precedes U.S. hardcover by two years. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. Welcome to the wonderful world of Tama Janowitz, one of New York's wittiest social chroniclers. Area Code 212 is filled with idiosyncratic delights and oddities, including her hilarious account of Andy Warhol's 1980s 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 observing the Twin Towers come down from her apartment roof, on hairless dogs and ferrets, babies, the outer boroughs, big-hair days and bad-hair days. Above all, the humor and insights of Area Code 212 will not only appeal to all of those who live in New York City, but also to those from around the country who have a fascination with what it is like to thrive in the urban mecca. Self-deprecating, funny, and touching, Area Code 212 is an irresistible collection of essays.

Title: Area Code 212: New York Days, New York Nights: Collected Non Fiction

Author: Janowitz, Tama

Categories: Modern First Editions, Essays & Letters, American, Literary & Intellectual, Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2002

ISBN Number: 0747558280

ISBN Number 13: 9780747558286

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271629

Keywords: TAMA JANOWITZ NEW YORK LOCAL AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY TRAVEL ESSAYS LITERATURE BIOGRAPHY,