Work and Other Sins

Work and Other Sins

Life in New York City and Thereabouts

Format
ePub
Price
$5.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101174951
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy

“Except for a few drinks, nothing is free in Charlie LeDuff’s blunt and touching Work and Other Sins. The laughter and wisdom are hard won, the lessons are often painful… the sad tales and wit from the bar rail are endless and timeless.” –The New York Times Book Review


Charlie LeDuff is that rare breed of news reporter—one who can cover hard-to-get-at stories in a unique and deeply personal style. In Work and Other Sins, he gives his incomparable take on New York City and its denizens—the bars, the workingmen, the gamblers, the eccentrics, the lonesome, and the wise. Whether writing about a racetrack gambler, a firefighter with a broken heart, or a pair of bickering brothers and their Coney Island bar, LeDuff takes the reader into the lives of his subjects to explore their fears, faults, and fantasies as well as their own small niches of the globe. The result is an at turns riotous, dirt-under-the-nails, contemplative, salty, joyous, whiskey-tinged, and utterly unique vision of life in the Big Apple.

Praise

“Blunt and touching… Rendered with respect and the style of a cardsharp.” —The New York Times Book Review

“[This] extraordinary collection of profiles is an ode to the regular Joe.” —Entertainment Weekly

“LeDuff has a knack for prying smoky poetry, bleak humor, and heart-on-the-sleeve drama from the denizens of New York’s various underbellies.” —Men’s Journal

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