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This Crowd Can Out-Trump Donald Trump
Clifford Browder’s Fascinating New Yorkers: Power Freaks, Mobsters, Liberated Women, Creators, Queers and Crazies is being released by Black Rose Writing on July 26.
You think Donald Trump has been giving New York City a bad name? Wait till you meet this crowd. You’ll be
- bulldozed by Robert Moses,
- interrogated by Ayn Rand (“What are your premises?”),
- cross-examined by attack-dog lawyer Roy Cohn,
- caned by J.P. Morgan (if you try to photograph him),
- and terrorized by David (“Mr. Monster”) Berkowitz.
You’ll also learn what prostitute’s daughter got to know two ex-kings and a future emperor, what film star's funeral caused an all-day riot in New York, and what pioneer in female erotica with two husbands kept a “lie box” with a record of her many lies, so she could keep her two lives straight. Not to mention a cardinal archbishop who lived a double life, and a baroness with teaspoon earrings and a tomato-can bra. Keep company with these New Yorkers and you will never be bored. Shocked, yes, sometimes amused and sometimes angered, but never, never bored.
Clifford Browder is a writer living in New York City’s Greenwich Village high above the Magnolia Bakery of “Sex and the City” fame. He loves New York and celebrates it, warts and all, in his blog, "No Place for Normal: New York." Fascinating New Yorkers consists of biographical sketches of people who lived or died in New York, some of whom Browder knew. It is a selection of posts from his blog, as is his previous work of nonfiction, No Place for Normal: New York / Stories from the Most Exciting City in the World, which won several awards. Browder is also the author of two biographies, a critical study of the French Surrealist poet André Breton, and the Metropolis series of historical novels set in nineteenth-century New York. Though ripe in years, recently he learned the Charleston; geezers rock.
Fascinating New Yorkers is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble and, with a pre-publication discount, from Black Rose Writing. A few signed copies are also available now from the author. For more information about Browder and his books, go to Browder's blog, “No Place for Normal: New York”; see the “About Me” page or click on any post and scroll down to BROWDERBOOKS.