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Arbitrary Stupid Goal An endlessly entertaining illustrated memoir, time traveling to the Greenwich Village of the author s bohemian 1970s childhoodTamara Shopsin, the acclaimed New York Times and New Yorker illustrator, takes the reader on a pointillist time travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a funky, tight knit small town in the big city, long before Whole Foods and luxury condos The center of Tamara s universe is Shopsin s, her family s legendary corner store restaurant hangout, run by her inimitable dad, Kenny a brilliant, loquacious, contrary, huge hearted man who, aside from dishing up New York s best egg salad on rye, is Village sheriff, philosopher, and fixer all at once We follow Kenny as he pursues his destiny through early factory jobs, superintendent gigs, and crossword puzzle mania His temper flares as often as his humor, keeping Tamara, her mom, and her siblings constantly off balance but giddy to be along for the always bracing ride And the cast of supporting characters is unforgettable oddballs and misfits, cops and con men, sax players and waitresses, longshoremen and poets, and crafty Willoughby Willy Jones, an old time swindler and lady killer from the South who improbably becomes Kenny s foil and best friend All comers find a place at Shopsin s table and feast on Kenny s tall tales and trenchant advice along with the incomparable chili con carne.At its core, Arbitrary Stupid Goal is about the secrets of living an unconventional life, which is becoming a forgotten art It s a place where serendipity trumps logic and overplanning can cause you to miss out on the fun of a midnight walk to the giant bubbling margarita glass perched precariously over the Mexican joint on Seventh Avenue It s about taking the day as it flows, treasuring experiences over things, and embracing the crazy but essential messiness of relationships.Filled with clever illustrations and witty, nostalgic photographs and graphics, and told in a sly, elliptical narrative that is both hilarious and endearing, Arbitrary Stupid Goal is an offbeat memory book mosaic that will encourage readers to rediscover the vital spontaneity that we may have unwisely traded for the shelter of predictability. Best Download Arbitrary Stupid Goal by Tamara Shopsin For Kindle ePUB or eBook – pandorajewelry70off.us

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Arbitrary Stupid Goal
  • Tamara Shopsin
  • 20 March 2018
  • 0374105863

10 thoughts on “Arbitrary Stupid Goal

  1. says:

    this book is, with no exaggeration, one of the best things i have ever read.i read this book because i love kenny shopsin and this is written by his daughter, who also loves him kenny shopsin is something of a legend a take no shit new yorker with the pottiest of mouths and a crazy ass restaurant where every item is imagination run wild and you d better know the rules i love his attitude and his creativity and that his cookbook is both hilarious and functional, and even though ...

  2. says:

    I bought this book after reading an excerpt online somewhere and absolutely loved it It is an intimate, strange, meandering portrait of the New York City that keeps New Yorkers living in New York It s also a portrait of a family and their store restaurant It s a series of loosely connected character studies It is the history of a neighborhood and a street It is a daughter s love for her father, for the city she grew up in, for the strange ways everything is connected Absolutely worth your I bought this book after reading an excerpt online somewhere and absolutely loved it It is an intimate, stran...

  3. says:

    Despite the title cover, this is in no way an angry or cynical book It s a love song to New York and to the author s family and to their family business And it s the type of memoir that you want to live in that time, that place, those people.

  4. says:

    5 A magnificent kind of memoir elliptic, funny, poignant, with a kind of recursive logic that makessense the further along you read It s the story of a restaurant, of an ideology, of a man who was so many wonderful things and plenty of flawed ones too, of a city and a time and a way of life that maybe doesn t exist any but it s the thing that keeps the weirdos and the passionate and the hungry coming to New York year after year If you live in NYC, read this If you ve always wanted 5 A magnificent kind of memoir elliptic, funny, poignant, with a kind of recursive lo...

  5. says:

    I went back and forth on this one It s kind of cool to get the insider s look at what was apparently a landmark establishment, but a lot of this seemed like boring filler at times I went from liking it to being ready to be done with it a number of times, but I ended up with a marginally ...

  6. says:

    I just love this book so much It is such a perfect mix of stream of conscious writing, NYC history, memoir, and celebrity cameo Plus, she is hilarious The further I read, theI felt like Tamara is my friend The realization that she is not my friend, and that I don t even know her as an acquaintance...

  7. says:

    A hard book to put down Each page is a bite size narrative that is so well written and often profound, that you just want to take another page in, and then after that, another, and so forth Tamara Shopsin, besides being a wonderful prose artist, is also an illustrator and designer Some of the text is only a few paragraphs long on a page, to full page but this is an epic history of her family, their friends, and the main star of the book, New York City, specifically Greenwich Village Every A hard book to put down Each page is a bite size narrative that is so well written and often profound, that you just want to take another page in, and then after that, another, and so forth Tamara Shopsin, besides being a wonderful prose artist, is also an illustrator and designer Some of the text is only a few paragraphs long on a page, to full page but this is an epic history of her family, their friends, and the main star of the book, New York City, specifically Greenwich Village Every page is a reflection of the classic New York landscape One that I often imagined in fiction, films, and music Reading this memoir, I have The Lovin Spoonful as a soundtrack in my brain No mention of the band within its pages, but that is what I bring to the text as a reader The Shopsin family...

  8. says:

    i loved reading this book the format is really interesting, basically a series of vignettes stories told by someone who heard them from someone else felt pretty transported into the intimacy of the author s life the people the time period the periphery.

  9. says:

    I LOVED it And now miss NYC to a painful degree.

  10. says:

    This book made me nostalgic for a 1970s NYC upbringing I never actually had.

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