Sunny's Nights

Sunny's Nights

Lost and Found at A Bar on the Edge of the World

Book - 2016
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"Set against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming New York neighborhood, Sunny's Nights is one man's love letter to the dive bar and the friendship that would mark him forever. In this book you will meet- Antonio oSunnyo Balzano, the larger than life proprietor of Sunny's, born next door to the Red Hook bar that has been in his family for generations. Over the years, he has partied with Andy Warhol, spent years in India at the feet of a guru, painted de Kooning-style originals, and come to resemble oTony Bennett, if Tony Bennett had last seen a barber in 1957.o His stories are legendary. Tim Sultan, our author, who quit his magazine day-job to bartend at Sunny's, as much as one can bartend at a place that is only open one night a week and allows customers to pour their own drinks. Tim is a perpetual searcher, the type who will jump into the East River on a dare, but he is also a wonderful observer of human nature in all its variety. Sunny's clientele, a sublime mix of artists, mobsters, honky tonk musicians, neighborhood drunks, union organizers, and assorted eccentrics. When Tim first shows up, this may be the only bar in Brooklyn where a typical evening might consist of watching Martha Graham dance performances on a projector, but where there is no TV or ATM or ice machine. A loving and singular portrait of the dream experience we're all searching for every time we walk into a bar, Sunny's Nights is funny, moving, and completely enchanting."
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2016
ISBN: 9781400067275
1400067278
Branch Call Number: B SULTAN
Characteristics: 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm

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May 05, 2016

A idiosyncratic nonfiction narrative about an idiosyncratic bar turns out to be a double negative. This book was so self-consciously weird that it proved to be a bland and forgettable read.

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