Memoir Non-fiction

On moving on: Park Slope writer publishes memoir about widows’ support group

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Park Slope writer Becky Aikman, who begins her new book by getting to the point: “I got kicked out of my widows’ support group,” she writes. “I would say that things had gone from bad to worse, except the worst, no question, had already happened. When your husband has died whileContinue Reading “On moving on: Park Slope writer publishes memoir about widows’ support group”

History Memoir Non-fiction

Sports marketing expert Brandon Steiner credits his Brooklyn roots

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured a former Brooklynite with an exciting success story. Brandon Steiner, writer and founder and CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing, grew up in our beloved borough and makes clear his affinity for the neighborhood; he tells his readers, “There’s something with the water in Brooklyn. I don’t know what it is, but growingContinue Reading “Sports marketing expert Brandon Steiner credits his Brooklyn roots”

Events History Memoir Non-fiction Q&A

Tonight at BookCourt: Joyce Johnson launches ‘THE VOICE IS ALL: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac’

Tonight, 9/19, head to BookCourt to celebrate the launch of Joyce Johnson’s new book, THE VOICE IS ALL.  Decades after chronicling her relationship with Kerouac through Minor Characters (1983), Johnson now offers an insightful profile of Kerouac’s background and development as a writer, elucidating to readers how Kerouac made literary history. Given her former relationshipContinue Reading “Tonight at BookCourt: Joyce Johnson launches ‘THE VOICE IS ALL: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac’”

Events Memoir Non-fiction

Andrew Kessler at BookCourt tomorrow, 8/30

If you missed Andrew Kessler at powerHouse earlier this month, not to worry! The Brooklyn-based writer will be appearing at BookCourt tomorrow, August 30, to read from his memoir Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission. While you might not expect to hear about NASA’s Phoenix Mars mission throughContinue Reading “Andrew Kessler at BookCourt tomorrow, 8/30”

Memoir Non-fiction

Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist

If you’re struggling to combat work-related frustrations, you’ll find solace in Darcy Lockman’s new book Brooklyn Zoo. In her poignant memoir, Lockman recalls the year she spent working in Brooklyn at Kings County Hospital, whose infamous G Building provided a deeply challenging and dark work environment. After studying four years to become a clinical psychologist, LockmanContinue Reading “Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist”

Events History Memoir Non-fiction

The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

When you step off the Bedford stop on the L train, you’re in good company. In fact, you’re in  annoyingly good company. Today, sections of Williamsburg are among the most overcrowded spots in New York. But just a few years ago, this now-jam-packed hipster haven was not the cultural playground it is today. In his memoir TheContinue Reading “The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn”

Memoir Non-fiction Q&A

Tune in Tokyo: Join Tim Anderson in his journeys abroad

If Brooklynites have pride in the multi-cultural aspects of their home town in the 21st Century, they might have no more appropriate spokesman than gay immigrant Tim Anderson (born and transplanted from North Carolina). His  hilarious style and point of view are best seen in his 2011 travel memoir, Tune In Tokyo: the Gaijin Diaries, and hisContinue Reading “Tune in Tokyo: Join Tim Anderson in his journeys abroad”