Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel

$16.92 USD

Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old s darkly funny, big-hearted memoir about growing up in New York City s legendary Chelsea Hotel. New York s Chelsea Hotel may no longer be home to its most famous denizens Andy Warhol, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, to name a few but the eccentric spirit of the Chelsea is alive and well. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned journalist with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and world-renowned artist who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious high school junior at work on a record of her peculiar youth. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in public schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia need not look far to find her trib

by : Nicolaia Rips