Five Flights Up: and Other New York Apartment Stories 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

3.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1568985855
ISBN-10: 1568985851
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Kindle App Ad
Buy
$9.99
Digital List Price: $19.99 Save $10.00 (50%)‎

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity:
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.
See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
eTextbook
$9.99
Library Binding

Give the gift of reading, now $19.99
Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months — at 40% off List Price. Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

"I knew rooms were just a lot of stage sets," Schlesinger writes of taking on the Village Voice "Shelter" column in 1997. The drama taking place behind New Yorkers' drawn curtains, Schlesinger reveals in this selection of interviews, is varied and vivid: bizarre, unhappy, frenetic, obsessive, euphoric, awkward, and endless. Divided into 15 sections, the book captures people at a moment in time, before 9/11 and after, telling the deeply personal stories that lead to new addresses: stories of death, ambition, love and rent control. Schlesinger finds a man with a 129-pound rubber band ball, a 105-pound pet pig in Brooklyn and a man who has turned his living room into a giant pinhole camera. "Manhattan's density," Schlesinger notes, "is 871 times that of the U.S. as a whole." Rents are as sky high as the architecture, which explains why a family of four might keep their rent-stabilized 295-square-foot studio in Little Italy. Sometimes Schlesinger enters homes and smells gas, sometimes dumplings, and it's not uncommon for her to make interviewees ill at ease. "Don't you want to write about the apartment?" one man asks. Her associative ramblings aren't binge reading material, but the book's Spartan design and casual, if bizarre, banter offer sliver-sized glimpses into the epic stories of New York lives.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Toni Schlesinger is a columnist for the Village Voice and a New York based fiction writer and theater artist.

Product details

  • File Size: 7348 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (April 17, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081RLFJO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,852,552 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


3 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-3 of 3 reviews

July 27, 2016
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
April 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
July 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Five Flights Up: and Other New York Apartment Stories
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Five Flights Up: and Other New York Apartment Stories