My local branch of
the New York Public Library is coming to the end of its Summer Book Sale, where
books which are surplus to requirements are sold off for 50 cents (paperbacks)
or $1 (hardbacks). There’s not much left on the sale table, maybe a dozen books,
but among them, unwanted even at one measly buck: I
Am Charlotte Simmons. I am so proud of my fellow Lower East Siders.