Lost on Treasure Island: A Memoir of Longing, Love, and Lousy Choices in New York City

3.12 avg rating
( 25 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781611458688: Lost on Treasure Island: A Memoir of Longing, Love, and Lousy Choices in New York City

When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls and pratfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful years, starting with his first job at GQ and his awkward efforts to impress his boss, Art Cooper, and including real and imagined love affairs, disasters at work and play, growing self-awareness with its inevitable bouts of depression and subsequent therapies—all of which fail—and in the end, a wisdom that promises better things to come.

In the tradition of Bright Lights, Big City and The Devil Wears Prada, Lost on Treasure Island is a witty rendition of the perils of growing up and being thrown into the real world. With sharp humor and unexpected sincerity, Friedman crafts an inviting portrait of the best of times and the worst of times. For all those who have confronted the endless opportunities of the Big Apple, only to discover how hard it is to succeed in this—or any—big city, this boisterous and often enlightening memoir will prove irresistible.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Steve Friedman is the author of four books, including Driving Lessons and The Agony of Victory, and the co-author of two New York Times best sellers, including Eat & Run. He has written for Esquire, GQ, Outside, The New York Times, New York, Bicycling and Runner’s World. His stories have been published in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Travel Writing and many other anthologies. Friedman grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, attended Stanford University, and lives in New York City. Visit Stevefriedman.net.

Review:

“An unvarnished reckoning of the realities of following one’s dreams to make it as a writer (and fully formed adult) in Manhattan. Through highs and lows, Friedman’s caustic charm steals the show.” (Thomas Kohnstamm, author of Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 1.37

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Steve Friedman
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Phatpocket Limited
(Waltham Abbey, HERTS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. Book is new and unread but may have minor shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-Q-017-02318

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Friedman, Steve
Published by Arcade Publishing
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Academic Book Solutions
(Medford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New, unread, and unused. Bookseller Inventory # ABS-1389-1109

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Steve Friedman
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1611458684

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Friedman, Steve
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781611458688

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Friedman, Steve
Published by Arcade Publishing
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1611458684. Bookseller Inventory # Z1611458684ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Friedman, Steve
Published by Arcade Publishing
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1611458684. Bookseller Inventory # Z1611458684ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Friedman, Steve
Published by Arcade Publishing
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1611458684. Bookseller Inventory # Z1611458684ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Friedman, Steve
Published by Arcade Publishing (2013)
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1611458684

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Friedman, Steve
Published by Arcade Publishing
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1611458684 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132639680

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Steve Friedman
Published by Skyhorse Publishing, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1611458684 ISBN 13: 9781611458688
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls and pratfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful years, starting with his first job at GQ and his awkward efforts to impress his boss, Art Cooper, and including real and imagined love affairs, disasters at work and play, growing self-awareness with its inevitable bouts of depression and subsequent therapies--all of which fail--and in the end, a wisdom that promises better things to come. In the tradition of Bright Lights, Big City and The Devil Wears Prada, Lost on Treasure Island is a witty rendition of the perils of growing up and being thrown into the real world. With sharp humor and unexpected sincerity, Friedman crafts an inviting portrait of the best of times and the worst of times. For all those who have confronted the endless opportunities of the Big Apple, only to discover how hard it is to succeed in this--or any--big city, this boisterous and often enlightening memoir will prove irresistible. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781611458688

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book