Lucking Out

Lucking Out

My Life Getting Down and Semi-dirty in Seventies New York

Book - 2011
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The"Vanity Fair" cultural critic traces his early career against a backdrop of New York in the 1970s, discussing his professional relationship with film critic Pauline Kael, his observations of the nascent punk scene, and his interactions with literary giants.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.
ISBN: 9780385527781
Characteristics: 258 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.


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Jan 30, 2015

Wolcott really did "luck out" in more ways than one. He also managed to be right in the midst of nearly every major NYC "scene" in the 1970's. The Vilalge Voice, The New Yorker, CBGB's. the list goes on.

Breathlessly written and fabulously entertaining, this book has just enough name-dropping and just enough gossip. Never over the top. And Wolcott rarely makes himself the center of attention.

Highly recommended.

Oct 30, 2012

I enjoy Wolcott's writing, but this book is too "inside" for me.

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