Longtime rock journalist, playwright, author, and blogger Marc Spitz will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, “Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s,'' today, Tuesday, at Book Soup.
Spitz’s candid coming-of-age memoir describes his failed attempts to achieve stardom and his post-9/11 self-appraisal that eventually leads him to discover his authentic self.
The book is an account of his “misspent years as a secretly suburban kid searching for authenticity, dangerous fun and druggy, downtown glory,” according to one review.
“This dirty, funny memoir finds Spitz careening through the scene, fussing and fighting with cultural icons such as Chloë Sevigny, Morrissey, Courtney Love, Weezer, Joe Strummer, Pixies, Ryan Adams, Paul Rudd, Coldplay, Pavement, Peter Dinklage, The Strokes, Julie Bowen, Trent Reznor, The White Stripes, Chuck Klosterman, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, The Killers, as well as with his long-lost literary guru relative Gordon Lish, and sensation-turned-hoax JT Leroy.”
8818 W. Sunset Blvd.
Tuesday, March 12, 7 p.m.