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« Tuesday January 17, 2012 »
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Start: 7:00 pm
St. Mark's Bookshop presents:Alan Kaufman, introduced by Ron Kolm!Tuesday, January 17rd at 7 PM The reading will take place at:St. Marks Bookshop31 Third Avenue (at 9th Street)New York, NY 10003 Subway: 6 to Astor Place, N/R to 8th Street, L to 14th St/3rd AvenueThis is a free eventFor more information please visit the shop, call (212)260-7853 or email stmarksbooks@gmail.comSt. Mark's Bookshop presents Alan Kaufman reading from DRUNKEN ANGEL!Son of a French Holocaust survivor, Alan Kaufman drank to fill the huge hole in his heart, wrecking himself and everyone in his path. In Drunken Angel, the poet and critically acclaimed writer recounts with unvarnished honesty the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. With his estranged daughter as inspiration and two unforgettable mentors for support, Kaufman got into recovery at age 37, taking full responsibility for nearly destroying himself, his work and so many loved ones along the way. Kaufman minces no words as he looks back on a life pickled in self-pity, self-loathing and guilt, delivering a lacerating, cautionary tale of a life wasted and reclaimed.Alan will be introduced by our favorite Unbearable, Ron Kolm! "Best Reading Series" - The Gothamist, 2011
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