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Arbitrary stupid goal, Tamara Shopsin

Label
Arbitrary stupid goal
Title
Arbitrary stupid goal
Statement of responsibility
Tamara Shopsin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world--when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life'--Miranda July; In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a funky, tight-knit small town in the big city, long before Sex and the City tours and luxury condos. The center of Tamara's universe is Shopsin's, her family's legendary greasy spoon, aka 'The Store, ' run by her inimitable dad, Kenny--a loquacious, contrary, huge-hearted man who, aside from dishing up New York's best egg salad on rye, is Village sheriff, philosopher, and fixer all at once. All comers find a place at Shopsin's table and feast on Kenny's tall tales and trenchant advice along with the incomparable chili con carne. Filled with clever illustrations and witty, nostalgic photographs and graphics, and told in a sly, elliptical narrative that is both hilarious and endearing, Arbitrary Stupid Goal is an offbeat memory-book mosaic about the secrets of living an unconventional life, which is becoming a forgotten art "--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shopsin, Tamara
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1043092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.68.G8
LC item number
S56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shopsin, Tamara
  • Shopsin, Tamara
  • Restaurants
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Bohemianism
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Arbitrary stupid goal, Tamara Shopsin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780374105860
Lccn
2016059399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1833686
  • 859525
Label
Arbitrary stupid goal, Tamara Shopsin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780374105860
Lccn
2016059399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1833686
  • 859525

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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