I was walking down the street and a homeless person on the corner yelled to me,"Hey, honey - you having a bad hair day?" I didn't respond. "You not having a bad hair day," he went on, "I think you having a bad hair month." He cackled at his own joke appreciatively and then decided at last: "No - you having a bad hair life!"
Welcome to the wonderful world of Tama Janowitz, New York's wittiest social chronicler. Littered with idiosyncratic delights and oddities, here are hilarious stories of her eighties blind date club with Andy Warhol; her brief moment of celebrity as an elderly teenage extra in a ZZ Top video; the day her sweat turned green, and testing as mentally retarded on an IQ test.
Alongside revealing stories of New York life, its parties, its restaurants and fashion, Janowitz gives us her unique low-down on hairless dogs and ferrets, babies and Brooklyn, big hair and bad hair days.
Self-deprecating, funny and often touching, 'Area Code 212' is a sparkling and unputdownable collection.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2002
- 129 x 198mm