In March 1971, a series of mysterious announcements began to appear in newspapers throughout the Northeastern United States. The first pictured the Statue of Liberty with a tear running down her cheek under the headline, Announcing the Beginning of the End of New York City.
If there is one line that captures the spirit of The Talking Cure, WBAI radio personality Mike Feders new autobiography, this is the one. Here is encapsulated the authors unique combination of plodding depression, mordant humor, and degree of self-obsession verging on the absurd. Spring came at last (sigh!), no thanks to me (ha ha!).
The attacks on the World Trade Center have represented two very different types of loss.
Ill begin my review of Joe Austins fascinating new book right where he does, with the following brief, illuminating, and little-known New York story.