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The Resource Saint Mazie

Saint Mazie

Label
Saint Mazie
Title
Saint Mazie
Statement of responsibility
Jami Attenberg
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she's the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It's the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty—even when Prohibition kicks in—and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets.When the Great Depression hits, Mazie's life is on the brink of transformation. Addicts and bums roam the Bowery; homelessness is rampant. If Mazie won't help them, then who? When she opens the doors of The Venice to those in need, this ticket-taking, fun-time girl becomes the beating heart of the Lower East Side, and in defining one neighborhood helps define the city.Then, more than ninety years after Mazie began her diary, it's discovered by a documentarian in search of a good story. Who was Mazie Phillips, really? A chorus of voices from the past and present fill in some of the mysterious blanks of her adventurous life.Inspired by the life of a woman who was profiled in Joseph Mitchell's classic Up in the Old Hotel, SAINT MAZIE is infused with Jami Attenberg's signature wit, bravery, and heart. Mazie's rise to "sainthood"—and her irrepressible spirit—is unforgettable
Summary
After a childhood spent running wild on the sidewalks of New York, Mazie Phillips becomes the proprietress of 1920s Manhattan's popular Venice movie theater. However, Mazie finds her true calling in life during the Great Depression, as opens her doors to the homeless. Fans of the popular blog Humans of New York will appreciate the tough-talking, big-hearted "Saint Mazie, Queen of the Bowery," a real person first introduced to the reading public in a 1940 New Yorker profile by Joseph Mitchell. This novel interleave the facts of Mazie's life with well-researched fictional elements. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Writing style
Character
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10416095
Cataloging source
DLC
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Attenberg, Jami
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Saint Mazie
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781455579501
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Saint Mazie
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781455579501
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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