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Bash Compactor: Mr. Clean

Written by Matt Harvey on . Posted in Bash Compactor, Posts

Last week, the 33-year-old writer and recovering sex addict Benoit Denizet-Lewis stopped by an upscale halfway house in Williamsburg. He was selling his new book, covering years of reportage about compulsion and vice, called American Anonymous. The well-heeled guests—most of them 12steppers—enjoyed nibbles from a large buffet table and the sounds of a DJ spinning [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: The Full Price

Written by Matt Harvey on . Posted in Bash Compactor, Posts

As a polite octogenarian couple slowly polished off their meal, Richard Price, the Bronx-born author of Lush Life, was on stage riffing about his tough-guy grandfather clocking a woman with a baseball bat in 1915.The curse-laden, motor-mouthed monologue was the money shot of the Joe Pub’s premiere of the Happy Ending Reading Series. Idling then [&hellip
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