Author Event: When Skateboards Will Be Free | Haight
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“When Skateboards Will Be Free is a brave, honest and elegant book. It felt like the story was being whispered in my ear. I haven’t read a memoir in quite a while that has so skillfully made sense of an American childhood.” — Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin
When Skateboards Will Be Free was selected as one of the ten best books of 2009 by Dwight Garner of The New York Times. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, The New York Times Book Review, and numerous other publications. Born in Brooklyn to a Jewish American mother and an Iranian father, raised in Pittsburgh, Saïd lives in New York City with his wife Karen Mainenti.
Categories: Literature, San Francisco