What inspired you to write your memoir?
I wanted to reflect on my time in this beast of a city, of all the loving and living I’ve done here.
About your Book:
Roommates. Apartment hunting. The single life. Competition. The New York persona.
Ah, New York – a city filled with anything you can possibly imagine.
What is it like to move here with nothing and build a new life? I’m Harlan. Before I lived here, I was a nice boy from the South. One day, I decided to make the move to New York to see what would happen. This is one side of an eight-million-sided story.
New York Story is a book of essays about living, loving, and surviving in New York. It’s humorous and heartfelt, with a smidge of advice gained from experience thrown in. What happens when a place changes your life overnight? What does it mean to start over in a new city? Told in an honest, original voice, this is my story.
To New York.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I did the self-pub thing. I like to use that as a channel because it provides me greater control over the entire process. I work hard to ensure my books are well edited, have great covers, and are quality products.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
It’s very difficult to write about oneself. You almost have to disassociate from your own experiences in order to make yourself a “character” in your story. That, for me, was the hardest part.
Author and painter currently living in Brooklyn, New York.
Interested in gay issues and themes that are whimsical/apocalyptic/dystopian. I also write poetry.
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