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No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

    a raw memoir about survival in new york

    In "No place like home: A memoir in 39 Apartments," Brooke Berman chronicles her journey trying to "make it" in New York. Her dream is to be a working playwright, but that turns out secondary to staying alive. Berman first moves to New York at the tender age of 18, to attend Barnard College. However after dropping out, and having no one except her mother Marilyn to rely on, Berman begins apartment hunting.

    Soon her New York dream is on the verge of becoming a nightmare: Berman is forced to keep switching apartments, living from job to job, and relying on strangers. If you ever wondered what it's like to follow your dreams and live as a starving artist, this book would be your answer.

    The writing itself is full of raw honesty. Berman mentions a friend who ends up in a mental institution, an irresponsible boyfriend, a roommate whose sudden diagnosis leaves her nearly homeless, a mother who acts more like a child than a mother, and a certain episode that makes her afraid of ever living alone again.

    This isn't a fairy tale, but a raw memoir about survival in New York. Overall, this is one of those books that leads you to reflect more about your own life. Recommended for fans of New York and contemporary non-fiction.

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  • Posted October 7, 2010

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    Good Casual Read.

    The thought of somebody living in 39 apts over a span of 20 yrs in NYC is mind-boggling in itself! And the book reads just like one: mind-bogglng. Every few pages she is suddenly at a new place, interspersed with so much bad karma (this possibly all can't happened to one person ... one person!) The sudden switch between places effectively reiterates the 'struggling artist' plight. But the writing does not suffer: it flows like an enjoyable conversation peppered with light-hearted moments; it's unbelievably real and down-to-earth. The only problem with the constant switching is that there are a lot of skimming, not enough dwelling over the defining moments to fully give the memoir depth. Instead one is left with a whirlwind of she was here then she was there then suddenly she succeeds, so in that aspect it's hard to digest the hardships of 20 yrs when she so easily jumped from moment to moment in a blink of an eye. Other than that, it's great casual reading!*

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  • Posted August 6, 2010

    Fun Reading

    I own a moving company in NYC ( http://www.divinemoving.com ) so during the course of my job I hear a lot of stories why people are moving, some sad, some are funny... but I really liked this book. it's written well and talks directly to the NYC market..
    I may buy a few copies to give to my clients that complain that they move 5 times in 5 years or something like that...

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