The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Robert Anasi (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Anasi, who wrote about competing in New York City’s Golden Gloves boxing tournament (The Gloves), here takes readers to on a personal, passionate journey to Williamsburg, Brooklyn—ca. 1994. Rents were $300 a month, artists lived cheaply, a bar had a table where you can snort a line of cook—and there wasn’t a Trustafarian or UPPAbaby stroller in sight.