Teenage Hipster in the Modern World by Mark Jacobson
From the Birth of Punk to the Land of Bush: Thirty Years of Apocalyptic Journalism

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In the pages of The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Esquire, New York, Maxim, and GQ, Mark Jacobson has carried on in the tradition of such titans as Joe Mitchell, A. J. Liebling, Jimmy Breslin, and Pete Hamill as one of New York City's finest journalistic provocateurs. Now he collects the best of his years in Teenage Hipster in the Modern World.
Jacobson has been witness to a decidedly different sort of history. His "beats" range far and wide, delving into the realms of politics, sports, and celebrity in pieces on such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Julius Erving, Chuck Berry, Pam Grier (in her Scream, Blacula, Scream days), Martin Scorsese, and many others. But for Jacobson, New York City has always been Topic Number One. Jacobson tells the story of the city in his classic essays on the beginnings of punk rock back in the times of "pregentrification" to the heart-wrenching days of 9/11.
With a foreword from best-selling author Richard Price, Teenage Hipster in the Modern World is a hilarious and poignant snapshot of a city, a generation, and a man who wonders how he went from hanging out at CBGB to being an AARP card-holding father of three.
 

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Jacobson has been a contributing editor to New York and Rolling Stone, a staff writer at The Village Voice, and a columnist for Esquire. Jacobson is a writer living in Brooklyn, where she is working on a novel.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press, Black Cat. 436 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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New York, where the trains always ran, even now.” The anthology inevitably includes some dated lingo, as well as displays of all-knowing, youthful fatuousness (“After all, what were hippies if not white kids acting like blacks?”), but it also shows off such prime investigative journalism as Jacob...

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