oral history


  Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

Norman Mailer: A Double Life by J. Michael Lennon
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinion of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and The Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Cambell
True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp by Kathi Apelt
Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Faconi, illustrated by Wendy Hollander
Goodbye to All That Writers on Loving and Leaving New York edited by Sari Botton
The Orphanmaster by Jeanne Zimmerman
Down in The Chapel: Religous Life in an American Prison by Joshua Dubler
Led Zepplin: The Oral History of The World's Greatest Rock Band by Barney Hoskyns

The Chelsea Hotel played home to New York City’s bohemian art scene for a hugely influential chunk of the 20th century, bringing together artists, musicians, junkies, gangsters and gamblers under one roof.

It’s where Dee Dee Ramone wrote punk songs and where Sid and Nancy entered the vernacular forever. It’s also where Andy Warhol's circle gathered and where Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix took up residence.

But rent at the hotel, dating to 1883, is now through the iconic roof, and its era as an artists’ haven is past.