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Thomas Beller is the author of Seduction Theory, The Sleep-Over Artist and How to Be a Man. He is a founder and editor of Open City magazine and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood.com. He lives in New York City and New Orleans.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 888 pages
  • Publisher: Mr. Beller's Neighborhood; Original edition (August 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393331911
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393331912
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,286,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While there are a lot of different stories to be gleaned from this book, the author probably should've retitled the listing from something other than Lost and Found. There are many descriptive vignettes here, but those type of things can be found in many places. Just pick up page 6 of the daily news if you ever get curious. For me, Lost and Found should be left to the website, www.newyorkcity.lostandfound.com. Plenty of stories there too I bet.
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As in all anthologies of this kind, some stories are better than others---but Lost and Found is, mostly, a wonderful chunk---a sizeable chunk at that---of this great city and the quirky people that live in it loving every minute of it. I recommend it for those who live here for its resonance and for those who don't, to know what it is really like, beyond the glossy pictures.
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A couple from the most glamorous state (California) pay a deposit for an apartment via money order (can’t cancel) and has to wait two months to move in. The boiler smokes up, then there’s no hit water, the other tenants move out, and everyone’s screwed. Welcome to New York, folks, it’s a city of con men.

There are some nicer stories, where people don’t get conned, and for several reasons. First, they have no money to get stolen, and secondly, they don’t expect to step off the plane onto a gold sidewalk. A “hip” woman visits Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 1992, a safe place, but very dreary and bleak. By 1998, however, it’s all “arty” types in tight jeans. During that time, she self-medicates her depression by swimming at the Metropolitan pool, and discovers that 10am is “women only.” The women are all local Hasids, badly dressed, pale, unattractive, but they’re happy to be there. They frolic in the pool, not giving a damn about their looks, knowing their husbands will have to put up with them no matter what, no pressure to dress sexy for the men. Now she’s not depressed anymore. She no longer feels like an outsider.

Perhaps New York isn’t much different from LA, in that there’s pressure to look a certain way. In California it’s the beach bodies and health clubs, but here in NY, maybe it’s having to dress in style? Have the best hairdo? Have the best looking kids? There’s a story in this book about a white woman who adopts an Ethiopian baby, and gets nasty comments form both races. So much for the post-racial America of the Obama era. There’s the couple on a film site tour, looking for the house from the Royal Tannenbaums, and they find it, even though the movie takes place in the Bronx. An Ecuadorian teacher finds New York ways beneath him.

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