New York :, MCD/Farrar Straus & Giroux,, 2017.
324 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
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. 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. This is an offbeat memory-book mosaic about the secrets of living an unconventional life, which is becoming a forgotten art.