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The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn By Richard Grayson
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In these five autobiographical pieces, award-winning short story writer Richard Grayson explores the Brooklyn of his childhood and adolescence. "The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn... More > and Rockaway Beach" and "Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn" return to the venues where a boy in love with films and books learned about life. "Three Scenes from My Life (With Special Guest Star Truman Capote)" is an episodic tale about adolescent encounters with the famed author. "Seven Men Who Made Me Happy" recounts how watching soap operas over several decades can be a lifesaver, and "Melissa and the Good Legislator" juxtaposes the story of a gay college student who managed to get a girl pregnant and the courageous New York State assemblyman who came to the young couple's rescue. In these memoirs, previously published in online magazines like Mississippi Review and Eyeshot, Grayson weaves funny, quirky, poignant memories into a portrait of a baby boom teenager in Brooklyn before the borough became cool.< Less
The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn By Richard Grayson
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In these five autobiographical pieces, award-winning short story writer Richard Grayson explores the Brooklyn of his childhood and adolescence. "The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn... More > and Rockaway Beach" and "Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn" return to the venues where a boy in love with films and books learned about life. "Three Scenes from My Life (With Special Guest Star Truman Capote)" is an episodic tale about adolescent encounters with the famed author. "Seven Men Who Made Me Happy" recounts how watching soap operas over several decades can be a lifesaver, and "Melissa and the Good Legislator" juxtaposes the story of a gay college student who managed to get a girl pregnant and the courageous New York State assemblyman who came to the young couple's rescue. In these memoirs, previously published in online magazines like Mississippi Review and Eyeshot, Grayson weaves funny, quirky, poignant memories into a portrait of a baby boom teenager in Brooklyn before the borough became cool.< Less
LORIMER STREET: Selected Stories By Richard Grayson
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Selected stories from Richard Grayson's fiction collection going back to his 1978 chapbook DISJOINTED FICTIONS. All these stories first appeared in literary magazines or webzines. Stories include... More > "What They Did That Winter," "Presidential Snapshots," "I Survived Caracas Traffic," "Rules of Civil Procedure," and "And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street."< Less
LORIMER STREET: Selected Stories By Richard Grayson
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Selected stories from Richard Grayson's fiction collection going back to his 1978 chapbook DISJOINTED FICTIONS. All these stories first appeared in literary magazines or webzines. Stories include... More > "What They Did That Winter," "Presidential Snapshots," "I Survived Caracas Traffic," "Rules of Civil Procedure," and "And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street."< Less
Vampires of Northwest Arkansas By Richard Grayson
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These ten stories present gay men coping with unusual situations: a best friend and fellow former prostitute bitten by an Ozarks bat in the wake of 9/11; a fashion designer morbidly worried about an... More > impending worldwide chocolate shortage; an Orthodox Jew who consults his rabbi because a lover refuses to ever remove his socks during sex; a young African-American college student on a homophobic campus who has to put up with his Muslim roommate’s therapy monkey; a Wyoming cattle ranch manager dealing with an outbreak of leafy spurge on his land shortly after the murder of Matthew Shepard; a writer confronting on his past affair with his much younger filmmaker stepbrother; a Puerto Rican teacher compelled to watch shirtless teabag-eating white boys on YouTube; a former babysitter of the actor Laurence Fishburne unable to understand his young gay tenants' interest in knitting and supply chain management; and a Florida man haunted by the shuttered suburban movie theaters of his youth.< Less
And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street By Richard Grayson
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"The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. Grayson’s tenth volume of fiction introduces a multicultural multitude of characters,... More > including a teen lesbian from Uzbekistan who works as a Brooklyn Cyclones hot-dog mascot and a gay black student whose Pakistani roommate’s pet monkey helps him find acceptance on a mildly homophobic campus. In other stories, like 'Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn' and 'The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach,' the author maps out memories against the geography of his beloved Brooklyn, with excursions to Los Angeles and South Florida. Grayson’s low-key, conversational prose is injected with flashes of wry wit...A funny, odd, somehow familiar and fully convincing fictional world." - Kirkus Discoveries, 4/13/06< Less
And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street By Richard Grayson
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"The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. Grayson’s tenth volume of fiction introduces a multicultural multitude of characters,... More > including a teen lesbian from Uzbekistan who works as a Brooklyn Cyclones hot-dog mascot and a gay black student whose Pakistani roommate’s pet monkey helps him find acceptance on a mildly homophobic campus. In other stories, like 'Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn' and 'The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach,' the author maps out memories against the geography of his beloved Brooklyn, with excursions to Los Angeles and South Florida. Grayson’s low-key, conversational prose is injected with flashes of wry wit...A funny, odd, somehow familiar and fully convincing fictional world." - Kirkus Discoveries, 4/13/06< Less
MANHATTANITIS-An inflammation of the brain that causes an absurd obession with the island of Manhattan By H.K. Michaels
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MANHATTANITIS-an inflammation of the brain that causes an absurd obsession with the island of Manhattan, tells the hilarious story of four characters and how they have developed MANHATTANITIS and how... More > they are cured through an epiphany of the soul- Chapter 1- Betsy wants respect and she thinks she can find it by having the "right" address in Manhattan south of 96th street. Chapter 2- Anna wants security; financial, emotional and residential, and she is convinced she can only find that in a Manhattan man. Chapter 3- Zak wants to find normal, down-to-earth gay life and he thinks he will find this in Manhattan. Chapter 4- Saul is a modern orthodox Jewish guy who loves Black hip-hop culture and Black women. He feels he can only be his Jewish hip-hop self and find a Black woman that will like him only in Manhattan.< Less
MANHATTANITIS-An inflammation of the brain that causes an absurd obsession with the island of Manhattan- Chapter 3, Itchy, Bitchy, Crystal and Meth By H.K. Michaels
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MANHATTAN- the epitome of urban civilization; what would you do to live in Manhattan? Who would you be in Manhattan? What does Manhattan mean to you and how much would you pay to experience it? Would... More > you pay with money? Would you pay with your mind and body, or with your spirit and soul? These questions have been pondered by many and for most, the answers are within reason, but for others the answers illustrate a hilarious affliction known as Manhattanitis, a disease associated with- SAD, Superficiality Addiction Disorder. SAD is as its name suggests, an addiction to superficiality. This addiction of excess manifests itself in a variety of ways such as an overindulgent lifestyle of overpriced clothes, overhyped people and overvalued real-estate, all of which can be found in Manhattan. In Chapter 3, Zak wants to fit in, he wants to find his crowd, and he thinks his crowd is in Manhattan. However, Zak really discovers where his crowd is by being true to himself.< Less
Boniatos Are Not Boring By Richard Grayson
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Some misguided souls think that boniatos -- the tropical sweet potatoes beloved in South Florida -- are boring. Not Richard Grayson, author of BONIATOS ARE NOT BORING, who appreciates this Latin... More > Caribbean tuber in all its morning glory. Out of boniatos and other supposedly ordinary things - the French game of Mille Bornes, a system for transmitting business data, a junior high production of "The King and I," out-of-the-way Vietnamese shopping malls in Silicon Valley, the display advertising department of the Village Voice and sunbathing in the middle of San Francisco - can be made magically inventive short stories, slices of American life as filling and satisfying as, well, boniatos themselves.< Less