Please join us to celebrate Ben Greenman's final event for his raved-about new novel, PLEASE STEP BACK, which arrived this spring hot on the heels of last fall's acclaimed story collection, CORRESPONDENCES, and his limited-edition passport covers for JACK SPADE.
On Monday, June 29, 7pm, Ben will appear for a reading/conversation on independent publishing and creative collaborations with OPIUM editor Todd Zuniga at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (97 Warren at Greenwich). Afterwards, we'll all go out for a drink in the neighborhood.
Praise for PLEASE STEP BACK (www.pleasestepback.com)
"If you want a tender and evocative story which reveals the affirmations and discontents of 1960s America, then step right up and do not step back: Ben Greenman’s novel is as classic as the music scene he charts so movingly." -- THE BROOKLYN RAIL
"Highbrow & Brilliant" -- NEW YORK MAGAZINE'S APPROVAL MATRIX
"aims to reinstate some of music's revolutionary energy" -- TIME OUT NEW YORK
"in the tradition of Jonathan Lethem's You Don't Love Me Yet or DeLillo's Great Jones Street" -- THE VILLAGE VOICE
"Novels about pop music are exceptionally tough to pull off...Greenman proves the better of Lethem here: Please stays amped up all the way through." -- THE STRANGER
"Greenman has some fresh things to say about the familiar terrain of American pop stardom: the seeds of inspiration and shaping forces of culture, the personal excesses and isolation. He's a lyrical writer who can draw you into an image or musical description." -- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"sharp and thoroughly entertaining" -- NYLON GUYS
"I can't stop reading it." -- THE OREGONIAN
Official Website: http://www.pleasestepback.com
Added by LACerand on June 23, 2009