This is a memoir unlike any you have read. It is told by a masterful storyteller, recounting his terrifying, awe-inspiring and gritty coming of age in New York City in the 1980’s. He is a musician, actor and writer fully aware of his abilities but often unable to live up to them. The writing is at once simple and straightforward but takes you for such a ride through not only NYC but all over Europe and leaves you laughing and cringing and outright horrified in equal measure. Even if you have never heard of John Lurie or only think of him with vague awareness – this is an enthralling book that is sure to entertain.