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    By: Rich Cohen

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    After the high-praised 'Tough Jews' and 'The Avengers', Rich Cohen has written an iconic memoir - a tale of American youth and friendship between young men. He writes about growing up on the Great Lakes, about emerging from the shadow of a father and falling under the spell of an unforgettable friendship-and about the pain of looking back on that friendship with adult eyes.

    In a memoir that moves from the shores of Lake Michigan to the streets of the New Orleans French Quarter to the hallowed halls of the old New Yorker, he captures the humble dreams that fuelled a momentous bond in the days of kissing girls, getting drunk for the first time, driving to a Chicago blues club in a borrowed car, seeing the Cubs finally win from the cheap seats at Wrigley Field on a glorious summer afternoon.

    We've all had a friendship like the one Rich Cohen celebrates in 'Lake Effect': a friendship that defined us at a critical time, that gave us courage, and helped us out of adolescence and into adulthood. With high hilarity and disarming tenderness, Cohen chronicles this golden time and the bittersweet legacy it left behind.

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