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Bookable Space with Robert Rosen

Season 1, Ep. 73

In this episode of Bookable Space we're joined by Robert Rosen reading A Brooklyn Memoir.

About the book:

Robert Rosen, author of the international bestseller Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon, is back with A Brooklyn Memoir, a childhood journey through 1950s and 60s Flatbush, an insular neighborhood where Holocaust survivors lived side-by-side with WWII vets, and the war lingered like a mass hallucination.

About the author:

Robert Rosen is the author of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John LennonBeaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography, and A Brooklyn Memoir. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Independent, and Uncut. He lives in New York City with his wife, singer-songwriter Mary Lyn Maiscott.

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