Steve Geng Reads from his Memoir Thursday at 9pm

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Steve GengEntasis Journal presents its first New York City reading with authors Steve Geng (Thick as Thieves), Beth Raymer (Lay the Favorite) and Robert Anasi (The Gloves, Golden Man).

Here’s the deets:

Thursday, July 14th, 9 p.m.
The West Cafe
379 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY (L train to Lortimer)

Thick As Thieves: A Brother, a Sister—A True Story of Two Turbulent Lives

Geng’s memoir, his first book, is a welcome antidote to Freysian cynicism and does much to restore integrity to the genre of the addict memoir as presented in classics by William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson and Jerry Stahl — all true tales, no doubt. Geng’s story is tamer, to be sure, but he has earned his misery honestly: arriving in his mid-60s having been arrested some 30 times; spending, cumulatively, years in jail, less time in rehab; going head to head with a claw hammer; and being set on fire by a girlfriend.
—Toni Bentley, The New York Times