Justine Hope Blau: Scattered: How My Memoir Went From Proposal to Paperback
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Three weeks ago, on Oct 8th, I opened the box that held the first shipment of my book, Scattered. After nine years, while working full time and raising two kids, I finally had the book in my hands. I was driven to write the story of my childhood -- a life with my beautiful, smart and crazy mother and two older brothers in 23 New York City hotels and apartments. I was determined to make art from that chaos and create a story that would last.
Here are most of the places we lived in or stayed at by the time I was 11 years old:
The Chesterfield on 49th street, the Taft, the Wellington, the Empire, the Wolcott, the Excelsior, Hotel Pennsylvania, 34th street YMCA, 50th street YMCA, Martha Washington, Allerton, Martinique, Beekman Arms, Broadmoor, Wyndham on 58th street, the shabby hotel on east 86th street, the boarding house in the Bronx, the house of an acquaintance in Pelham, the apartment on West 56th street, apartment on 72nd street and York, one night in the ladies room
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