New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's half black cloth over blue paper-covered boards, spine and upper board stamped silver, original illustrated dust jacket.
Collection of 69 brief personal essays on what it felt like to be alive (as a white male literary critic and Times columnist) in New York during the early fourth-quarter of the last century: "In my experience, parties on boats are bad news because when I want to go home I am in the middle of the Hudson River with a rock band and an assistant professor of mortuary science." Author photo on rear panel by Jill Krementz. Faint toning to board edges, unclipped dust jacket with slight soiling. Near fine. Item #23