Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Book Excerpt Published in Mr. Beller's Neighborhood

Mr. Beller's Neighborhood published "Two Guys Talking on the Corner." A story from my memoir, "I Hate the Dallas  Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood." (YBK Publishers)

Thank you, Mr. Beller's!

The book's on sale at Logos Bookstore, 1575 York Avenue. If you're not local, buy the book online at Amazon, B&N and other booksellers.

If you admire Mr. Peabody & Sherman, or H.G. Wells, you'll love the story. If you like the story, the book will provide a ride on the WABAC Machine to street life in your old neighborhood when you were a kid. 

The penultimate "City Stories: Stoops to Nuts" @ Cornelia Street Cafe @ Tuesday, Jan 13th @ 6pm. A merge of storytelling and narrative song ~ a love letter to street life, the neighborhood and the characters in it. Our artistsJudith HeinemanDon RoslerMichael Schwartz & Robert White. (Hunter College's best teacher ever) - $ 8 admission includes a free drink, I'm your host, and I'm telling one from my book, "I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood." This is our next to last show at the Cafe. I thank everyone who's been onboard these past five years, especially, the Cornelia Street Cafe's family for letting us play in your yard. Our final "City Stories: Stoops to Nuts" show is Feb 10th.


If you like Jean Shepherd's 'A Christmas Story" you'll love my book, promise. 

is perfect for the big kid in your life.

Praise for the book ~ ( if you read it, please say a few honest words online in booksellers reviews section)

“Thomas R. Pryor has written a sweet, funny, loving memoir of growing up old-school in a colorful New York neighborhood. A story of sports, family, and boyhood, you’ll be able to all but taste, smell, and feel this vanished world.”
—Kevin Baker, author of the novels Dreamland, Paradise Alley, and Strivers Row

“Tommy Pryor’s New York boyhood…was the mid-century coming of age of all of us. A rousing read.”
—Robert Lipsyte, author and former city and sports columnist, The New York Times

“Pryor could take a felt hat and make it funny.”
—Barbara Turner-Vesselago, author of Writing Without A Parachute: The Art of Freefall

“Pryor burrows into the terrain of his childhood with a longing and obsessiveness so powerful it feels like you are reading a memoir about his first great love.”
—Thomas Beller, author of J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist

“I wasn’t alive for the New York Thomas Pryor writes about, but thanks to his brilliant, honest, and hilarious book, I feel like I was there.”
—Dave Hill, comedian and author of Tasteful Nudes

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