Join us for an exclusive evening in Strand’s rare book room to honor the paperback release of Richard Hell’s acclaimed I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. The autobiography has been called “A candid, sometimes brutal tour of punk’s gritty early days" by The New York Times Magazine, and "radically self-aware…wielding prose keen as a diamond knife" by cultural critic Luc Sante.
Richard will read briefly from I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp before being interviewed by NYU professor Bryan Waterman (author of the 33 1/3 volume Marquee Moon), and will then take audience questions. At the evening’s conclusion, Richard will inscribe copies of I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. No other memorabilia, please.
Buy a copy of I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event, which will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
The event is from 7-8 p.m.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Richard Hell on his East Village apartment
No other memorabilia please ?- what kinda shit is that - we're talking history and ephemera is prohibited? close this store.
Anon 11:56 - people show up at these things with literally bags of shit to be signed - really arrogant people will mail dozens of books to authors to be signed for their own profit - these events are to promote the new work. Its generous when they do it, but no artist is obligated to sign a bunch of stuff. The Strand is a business and not there to satisfy some ebay seller's need to get 50 rare singles signed. They were forced into this position by the public.
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