Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Body of Brooklyn” as Want to Read:
The Body of Brooklyn
by David Lazar
In the body of Brooklyn David Lazar, an acclaimed essayist and prose stylist, offers a vividly detailed, hilarious, and touching recollection of his Brooklyn upbringing in the 1960s and 70s. His immigrant Jewish heritage and his bodily history--from the travails of childhood obesity to the sexual triumphs of post-adolescent leanness--form the core of this series of essays,...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published April 2nd 2003 by University Of Iowa Press
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-26 of 26)
I love reading autobiography but it's also tricky- it must be hard for the writer to know if somebody else is going to be as interested in his own stories as he is. I just couldn't get into this one for just that reason- too much detail about events that weren't grabbing me.