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Michael Greenberg
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A native New Yorker, Michael Greenberg is a columnist for the Times Literary Supplement (London), where his wide-ranging essays have been appearing since 2003. His fiction, criticism, and travel pieces have been published in such varied places as O, The Oprah Magazine, Bomb, The Village Voice, and The New York Review of Books. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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Beg, Borrow, Steal
A Writer's Life
Written by Michael Greenberg

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $15.00

Michael Greenberg’s stunning collection entertainingly chronicles the hardships, delights, and moral dilemmas of being a writer and a New Yorker. To eke out a living, Greenberg doctors doomed movie scripts, peddles cosmetics on the street, and waits tables at a posh restaurant, all while raising his son on the Lower East... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Hurry Down Sunshine
A Father's Story of Love and Madness
Written by Michael Greenberg

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $15.95


Hurry Down Sunshine is an extraordinary family story and a memoir of exceptional power. In it, Michael Greenberg recounts in vivid detail the remarkable summer when, at the age of fifteen, his daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.
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