Area Code 212: New York Days, New York Nights

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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.

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"The other day I was walking down the street (again, fully, 100 percent clothed, and when I say 100 percent, that means practically not an inch of exposed skin) and some man on a corner yelled, "You having a bad-hair day! Whoops, I mean you having a bad-hair month! I guess you probably having a bad-hair life!"
- from Area Code 212

Praise for Tama Janowitz

"A writer of considerable talent."
- The New York Observer

"A singular talent"
- The New York Times Book Review

"A true original."
- San Francisco Chronicle

"Funny, reflective . . . wonderfully sharp."
- The Washington Post

"A penetrating eye."
- New York magazine

About the Author:

Tama Janowitz exploded onto the literary scene in 1986 with her bestselling 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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