Richard Grayson has been keeping a daily diary compulsively since the summer of 1969, when he was an 18-year-old agoraphobic about to venture out into the world – or at least the world around him in Brooklyn. His diary, approximately 600 words a day without missing a day since August 1, 1969, now totals over 9 million words, rivaling the longest diaries ever written. But Grayson is not merely an eccentric with graphomania. ROLLING STONE called Grayson’s first short story collection, WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK, published in 1979, “where avant-garde fiction goes when it becomes stand-up comedy.” THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, reviewing AND TO THINK THAT HE KISSED HIM ON LORIMER STREET in 2006, said, “Grayson has a fresh, funny voice.” BROOKLYN FRIENDS, ROCKAWAY NEIGHBORS covers the start of his studies in the new M.F.A. program in creative writing at Brooklyn College in 1974. BROOKLYN FRIENDS, ROCKAWAY NEIGHBORS covers the winter and spring of 1975, when... More > Grayson is a student in the MFA program at Brooklyn College.< Less
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