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Flophouse: Life on the Bowery Hardcover – 1 Aug 2000


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Trade (1 Aug. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375503226
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375503221
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,915,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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;This book takes you to places you think you don't want to enter, to people you think you don't want to meet, to lives you think you don't want to live--and makes you rethink all your assumptions. It reveals the tremendous strength and humanity of those who are usually ignored. And as you pay attention, your own humanity expands."<br>        ---Susan Stamberg, special correspondent, National Public Radio<br><br><br>In its heyday, close to one hundred thousand men found shelter each night in flophouses along America's largest and most infamous skid row, the Bowery. Today, only a handful of flops are left, their tiny five- and ten-dollar-a-night rooms home to fewer than a thousand men, mostly long-time residents. In a handful of years, this world will be gone.<br>        <br>In <b>Flophouse</b>, documentarians David Isay and Stacy Abramson and photographer Harvey Wang chronicle this vanishing wor

About the Author

<br><b>David Isay</b> is the executive producer of Sound Portraits Productions, an independent production company dedicated to bringing neglected American voices to a national radio audience. His radio documentary work has won almost every award in broadcasting. He lives in New York City.<br><br><b>Stacy Abramson</b> is a producer at Sound Portraits. She lives in New York City.<br><br><b>Harvey Wang</b> is a photographer and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. His work includes Harvey Wang's New York and Holding On.


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