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Virginia Antonelli was born and raised in San Francisco. Her family’s yard had a white picket fence and her childhood was remarkably non-dysfunctional by today’s standards. She is the product of a very supportive family; her parents actually loved each other and neither of her siblings is a jerk. After moving to New York City in 1982, Antonelli, who at last count registers a score of 3.5 on the ambition-o-meter (1 being stoned slacker and 10 Madonna), completed a BFA in Film/TV at New York University. She proceeded to work a series of get-rich-slow jobs, went on to win no awards and has had zero fame or fortune. She’ll take a pass on fame because she has a proliferation of bad hair days. Fortune would be welcome because she tends to date high-maintenance women. She’s also inching toward retirement age and needs new socks.
I have been a loyal follower (not in the creeper, stalking way), through her blog adventures for a few years. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Susan M. Lindau
I have been reading ms Antonelli's blog for a couple of years. I finally decided I'd love to read the book, so I ordered it for my Kindle and was not disappointed. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sarah M.
Laugh out loud funny! Get an up close and personal view of what it's really like to live in Manhattan. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Brigitte
I would have to say that I disagree with the title. The adventures are not lame. Not at all. Antonelli shows a side of Manhattan that’s normally overlooked: the everyday life that... Read morePublished 20 months ago by T B M
Very entertaining read. A nicely different perspective and funny take on living on the edges--most GenX-ers will recognize and enjoy it!Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
There isn't anything about Virginia Antonelli's adventures around Manhattan that are "lame." They are fun, exciting and a little bit irreverent. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Jacquelin Cangro
I first came across Virginia Antonelli and her Lame Adventures blog when I read her comment on a New York Times article about dolls that have realistic bodily functions. Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by Texasbee