Lost on Treasure Island

A Memoir of Longing, Love, and Lousy Choices in New York City
Product Number: EB00730423
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628721225
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Please log in to view pricing


This brutally funny true story of sex and success is "in a class with Nick Hornby at his best and Candace Bushnell in her dreams" (Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run). When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful years: his first job at GQ and his awkward efforts to impress his boss; real and imagined love affairs; a demoralizing attempt to score with a very famous actress; disasters at work and play; a growing self-awareness, with its inevitable bouts of depression and subsequent therapies-all of which fail; and in the end, a wisdom that promises better things to come. An all-too-true "The Devil Wears Prada meets A Million Little Pieces meets Lolita," Lost on Treasure Island is a witty rendition of the perils of growing up (Cathi Hanauer, editor of The Bitch in the House). With sharp humor, naked audacity, and unexpected sincerity, Friedman crafts an inviting portrait of the best of times and the worst of times. For anyone who has ever followed a dream to the Big City only to discover a rude awakening, this boisterous, painful, and often enlightening memoir will prove irresistible.

Author(s): Steve Friedman
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2011

Sign up for our email newsletter