Uncommon Wisdom eKer magazine Due to his addiction issues the author presents little about her life and has few insights into her work and career Instead the writing uite competent by the way is focused almostntirely on his own life Like most addicts he can only think about himself shouting me me me I m done reading addiction memoirs I really Unseen City enjoyed Steve Geng s memoir about his life as a hipster As his sister climbed the rungs of the publishing worldventually becoming the fiction Art editor at the New Yorker and writing her own short story collections Steve stole records to support his heroin habit and was actually nearly killed twice byx girlfriends These are incredible accounts and it s amazing he survived He found redemption in caring for his ailing father and became an actor appearing in Miami Vice It s an interesting read about a kid who was influenced by the Beats notably Burroughs and Kerouac and nded up living a
hardscrabble life He also recounts hearing about his sister s death from life He also recounts hearing about his sister s death from cancer Full disclosure I read the book a year or so after Steve friended me on Facebook I liked it so much I asked if New Yorker hung with rock stars and Pulitzer Prize winners threw the occasional typewriter fled intimacy They were parallel universes but when they converged it was memorableSpanning decades of fled intimacy They were parallel universes but when they converged it was memorableSpanning decades of personal drama and rebellion Steve were parallel universes but when they converged it was memorableSpanning decades of personal drama and rebellion Steve memoir Thick as Thieves is the story of their lives the bond between them and all the things they shared Raw real and funny Geng follows his uniue family history from Philadelphia to Paris Greenwic. ,
Wow I read this because the author went to the same high school as I did in
France Obviously he was a lot wilder than most of us were back in the Obviously he was a lot wilder than most of us were back in the s I think he should have left out anecdotes about real people back then ven if they have died or marriedwe still know who they are Steve Geng s beautifully written memoir will make you laugh and cry He keeps the pace racing along as he xplores the ups and downs of his relationship with his sister New Yorker humorist Veronica Geng unflinchingly describes I thought I d find out
About Veronica Geng But Thiefaddict Actor Wannabe Brother Steve Veronica Geng but her thiefaddict actor wannabe brother Steve his head up his own ass for 30 plus years and didn t get to know her Not all his fault as Geng herself aplied many layers of varnish to shield herself during a tough childhood Maybe one of her New Yorker friends will write a bio one day In the meantime read her brilliant Love Trouble a compilation of some of her best humour I hated this book It s an addict s memoir of drugs and booze in Manhattan but sold as a portrait of a brother and sister The author s sister Veronica Geng was a great humorist at New Yor. A memoir about two siblings who loved ach other sometimes; the thrill of the shoplift the power of the written word the agony of addiction and the joy of someone who understands you and still stays true Steve Geng thief addict committed member of Manhattan's criminal semi The Matriarchs (The Family elite was a rhapsody in blue all on his own Women had a tendency to crack his head open His sister Also unusual Veronica Geng wrote brilliantlyccentric pieces for The.
SUMMARY Thick As Thieves A Brother a Sister a True Story of Two Turbulent LivesCould interview and did so on my blog wwwjimbreslincom love love love this book and ran into a friend in it now Steve and I are Facebook friends I kept finding myself putting this down but Notes for the Everlost eventually picking it back up The addictionrecovery theme wears thin for me but ultimately Injoyed his take on his relationship with his sister and his father and the glimpse into the life of a genius writer I njoyed reading about his downward spiral than his recoveryalthough I m glad he recovered of course Isn t that always the way with stories about recovery from addictions
People being bad are always colorful than people being good Not nough aboutbeing bad are always colorful than people being good Not No Biggy! enough about but not because of her genius Rather because she inspires Steven s best writing He approaches her famously difficult personality without the awe other writers have He lets her be a bitch but makes it clear that she was a bitch who was loved deeplyThend of the book focusing on her death and his mourning is Now that I ve gone through all the stages of grief that someone lse wrote the first book about Veronica Geng I suppose it s time to read this one. H Village to Riker's Island We meet lovable often treacherous characters BJ the ueen of Crime Tina Brown We hear the rants of the Geng's father the Colonel; the malicious invective of publishing; the patter of hardened criminals This is a memoir that will lift your spirit kick you in the shins and help you remember the person who understood you the most Geng has made a lot of mistakes in his life Thick as Thieves may just make up for them .