Here's an excerpt:
I really enjoyed Greenstein’s coming of age tales. There’s one about how to survive a bar mitzvah when the whole religion thing seems surrealistic. And there’s the first-time toke story, something that didn’t interest Jason until he got the evil of drugs brochure in school. Shortly thereafter he “made a pipe in the kitchen by wrapping a sheet of tinfoil around a pencil…like I’d seen a guy do in the movie Woodstock.” What generation of American teenagers can’t relate to that?
Author Louis Greenstein's upcoming public appearances in May:
- Saturday, May 9, 7:00 p.m., the Musehouse reading series at the Chestnut Hill Gallery, 8117 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 215-248-2549: Louis will be reading and talking with Julia MacDonnell, author of Mimi Malloy, At Last! Both novels deal with people who have to keep "growing up" even when they are long past the age when they should be mature. (Is this a classic American phenomenon?)
- Thursday, May 21, 7:00 p.m., the State Street Reading Series, Media Arts Center Gallery, 609 W. State St. (at State & Baltimore Pike), Media, PA 19063, 484-550-5959: Louis will be reading with Nicole Monaghan, author of Want, Wound and editor of Stripped.