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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,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, all of which will win the interest and admiration of readers. More-over, this film-flavored confection is so infused with Lazar's fascinating turn of mind and memory, forever digressing and reflecting upon his digressions, without ever losing the thread of his story, that his essays will give the reader the distinctive pleasure of witnessing an extraordinary mental performance....

Title : The Body of Brooklyn
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ISBN : 9780877458456
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 180 Pages
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The Body of Brooklyn Reviews

  • Superstition Review
    2018-12-08 23:16

    David Lazar writes The Body of Brooklyn while maintaining a logical style that makes the reader have a deeper understanding of what he experienced. He makes honest observations about society that are easy to follow but are also insightful. Speaking on subjects such as weight gain and losing his mother, it’s the manner in which Lazar manages to be introspective while also humorously describing his life that make this collection great. His way of writing is what captured my attention the most because he is able to describe a scene with such clarity but I am also able to see it through his eyes.Review by Dennise Garcia

  • Ruth
    2018-12-19 20:45

    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.

  • Ty
    2018-11-23 23:25

    Good and lyrical. Fun but reflective. In the end I found it a little off putting. Trying to be too literary. I appreciate more approachable styles such as Ian Frazier. This book tries too hard.

  • Gary McDowell
    2018-11-21 00:32

    Love this book! Read it from the library, but have never bought the damn thing... need to buy it ASAP.

  • Jill
    2018-11-28 01:17

    Anyone who writes creative nonfiction, particularly the personal essay, needs to read this book. Lazar is now one of my favorites. His work challenges as well as mesmerizes.