Monday, August 10, 2009

Galley Giveaway: Beg, Borrow, Steal by Michael Greenberg

Other Press has generously offered to send two galley copies of Michael Greenberg's Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life to readers of Literary License. Michael Greenberg is the author of the acclaimed memoir Hurry Down Sunshine. Beg, Borrow, Steal, a collection of brief essays, is scheduled for publication in September.

Book description (from the back cover): Beg, Borrow, Steal is an autobiography in installments, set in New York, where the author depicts the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft—or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie scripts; driving trucks and taxis; selling cosmetics from an ironing board in front of a women’s department store; writing about golf, a game he never played; and botching his debut as a waiter in a coveted four-star restaurant. Central characters include the City of All Cities; Michael’s father, whose scrap metal business looms large; his elegant mother; his first wife, Robin, whom he met in a Greenwich Village high school; their son, Aaron, who grew up on the Lower East Side; a repentant communist who fought in the Spanish Civil War; a Chilean filmmaker in search of his past; beggars who are poets; a man who becomes a woman; and rats who behave like humans and cease to live underground. Greenberg creates a world where the familial, the incongruous, the literary, the humorous, the tragic, and the mundane not only speak to each other, but deeply enjoy the exchange.

If this sounds interesting to you, please e-mail me (litlicense AT gmail DOT com) with your name and address by this Friday, August 14th. I'll select two winners at random from the qualifying entrants. Sorry, but the quagmire that is international publishing rights limits this giveaway to those living in the U.S. Good luck!

1 comment:

Joseph said...

Here is a review -