- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition edition (August 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1453717196
- ISBN-13: 978-1453717196
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,846,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Old Junker: a senior represents Paperback – August 1, 2011
About the Author
Howard Junker was born in Port Washington, NY, a town Fitzgerald called East Egg in The Great Gatsby. Educated at Horace Greeley, Canterbury, Amherst, Stanford, and the University of San Francisco, he bought his doctorate of divinity by mail for $35 from the Clayton Theological Institute. After serving in the Naval Air Reserve, he began freelancing for many magazines, including Architectural Digest, Art in America, Artforum, The Nation, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and Vogue.In 1985 he founded ZYZZYVA, a journal of West Coast writers and artists, editing 90 issues before his retirement at the end of 2010. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, with whom he goes to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market early Saturday mornings.
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You can dip in and out of this book at your leisure, or devour it all in one sitting (as I did). Either way, you're in for an entertaining ride.
I feel as if I've just spent more than two hours with a somewhat amiable, slightly cranky individual who has witnessed much of the literary and artistic goings on on both Coasts for the past several decades from Andy Warhol to David Foster Wallace.
A pithy raconteur.