Tonight's "Tenement Talks" series promises to be especially enjoyable. Michael Greenberg discusses his new collection of stories, "Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writers Life." And, another esteemed author, Edmund White, will talk about his latest book, "City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s." White reviewed Beg, Borrow and Steal for the New York Times, saying of Greenberg:
(He) loves the city as a child loves a parent, and in its honor he has put
together a collection of tightly written, incisive chapters, each
another tessera or tile in a big mosaic — and like tesserae, they are
all placed at a slightly different angle to the light.
White's own book is the latest installment of his memoirs about gay life in New York City during two tumultuous decades. TheTimes book review says:
City Boy,” plain-spoken and knowing, is a survivor’s tale, a missive
from one of those antlered boys of that era to the others who are gone:
this is who we were, this is how it was, this was our city. Some
stories don’t need to be embellished to glow.
The evening begins at 630pm, at the LES Tenement Museum.