Author of "A Brooklyn Memoir,"
"Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography," and
"Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon"
As the summer of 2022 enters its frenzied home stretch, I look back with nostalgia and sadness at photos taken by my mother with a Brownie Hawkeye camera in the summer of 1957. There I am, in Riis Park, Queens, smiling, probably because I've escaped from an unair-conditioned apartment and have been taken to my favorite beach, the one with the big waves. This is the child who narrates A Brooklyn Memoir, his thoughts and emotions filtered through an adult consciousness.
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