Caroline Leavitt, a New York Times best-selling author, read Blue Money two weekends ago and right away, on Monday, July 24th, published an interview with the author, Janet Capron, on her influential blog, carolineleavittville.com.
Leavitt led off with, “Come on, who doesn’t want to read about NYC in the 1970s, when it was the most dangerous city in the world? Janet Capron is here to talk about it and her ‘mostly true’ account of the downtown scene—and her place in it—in the ever-fabulous Blue Money.”
Leavitt shared the link on Facebook and offered, “I’m telling you, this book is a classic already. It’s THAT good.” She continued with, “…I am so, so thrilled to have [Janet Capron] here. Really, you want to buy six copies of [Blue Money] because every page is a memory that’s startling, shocking, and yeah—amazing, too.”
Leavitt posed great questions in her interview with Capron, including, “What do you miss most about that time?” to which Capron responded, “I miss the counter-culture just about every day. I miss the fighting in the streets. I miss that last clarion call—the music especially—before 1984 descended on all of us.” Leavitt even used Maggie Berkvist’s WestView photo of Capron standing in the window of the Corner Bistro—and gave Berkvist a credit. That’s how it all works!
—Andreea Ioana Pantor