Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make It in New York City

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Price
$18.99
Publisher
Amistad Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062415646

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About the Author

Brandon Harris, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, has worked in the world of American independent film as a critic and programmer, producer and director, screenwriter and educator. His writings about cinema, politics, culture, and the intersections between them have appeared in the New Yorker, the New Republic, Guardian, VICE, Daily Beast, Variety, n+1, New Inquiry, Brooklyn Rail, In These Times, Hammer to Nail, and Filmmaker magazine, where he is a contributing editor.

Reviews

"A melancholic, lyrical new memoir... Harris's memoir has a pleasing specificity." -- The New Yorker

"Making Rent in Bed-Stuy from Amistad should be required reading for every single young person living in a gentrifying neighborhood." -- Vogue

"A searing debut memoir...With its stinging truths and inventive language, Making Rent in Bed-Stuy stands as a monument to what is lost when New York's low-rent underdog outer borough becomes just another county of kings." -- New York Times Book Review

"Fascinating... This memoir provides hard-won insights into the divided loyalties of middle-class African-Americans, and a convincing description of a 21st-century New York City where only the rich can thrive." -- Publishers Weekly

"A thought-provoking examination of the millennial black experience in the first decade of the 21st century." -- Kirkus Reviews

"[Harris's] wide-ranging meditation on race and class, film and literature, black history and crime reportage carves out its own space in American letters." -- Los Angeles Review of Books

"Brandon Harris's first book is a wide-ranging meditation on race, poverty, bohemia, and film history. It's the introduction to American letters of a brilliant, funny, antic voice-and a rebuke, in a form newly discovered, to the people James Baldwin once called our 'morally bankrupt and desperately dishonest countrymen.'" -- Keith Gessen, a founding editor of n+1 and the author of All the Sad Young Literary Men

"There were passages that made me burst out laughing, paragraphs that made me want to scream, and pages that made me want to take Brandon by the collar and simply shake him to his senses. Clever and powerful. Everybody interested in discovering how Millennials are living will find Making Rent in Bed-Stuy fascinating." -- Julianne Malveaux, economist and author of Are We Better Off? Race, Obama, and Public Policy Julianne Malveaux, economist and author of Are We Better Off? Race, Obama, and Public Policy Julianne Malveaux, economist and author of Are We Better Off? Race, Obama, and Public Policy Julianne Malveaux, economist and author of Are We Better Off? Race, Obama, and Public Policy