Posts Tagged ‘leaving story avenue’

Want to read two great books this summer? Here are my suggestions — clever, romantic and set in Paris!

…and I have to celebrate a little today with a post about “Leaving Story Avenue, my journey from the projects to the front page.” When you’re a writer (or any creative person), you always wonder what the reaction will be to something you’ve produced. Will readers like, hate it, point out mistakes? That is the […]

I was lucky enough to moderate a discussion with writer Pete Hamill this past week at The New York Press Club and in the middle of his remarks, he made a point that has stuck with me. “Being a journalist,” he said, “is living a fully conscious life.” What a great phrase for what we […]

Sometimes I feel like every living being in my world knows that my memoir — “Leaving Story Avenue; my journey from the projects to the front page” — has been published but then, as happened Saturday night, I run into someone I know pretty well who knows bupkis about the book. And that pains me […]

A couple of years ago, I was having lunch with a friend and telling him about the memoir I was writing. “What makes you think anyone would want to read about your life?” he asked. It was a reasonable question because I’m not famous, drug-addicted, bulimic or any of the other things that some people […]

Today I went to the memorial service for a friend I grew up with. We walked to school together. We played touch football and all sorts of sports together. We sat next to each other at the first-run showing of “A Hard Day’s Night.” But somewhere our paths diverged.  He was often homeless as an […]