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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Trying To Float - Nicolaia Rips

Trying to Float is a memoir by seventeen-year-old Nicolaia Rips about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. The book began as a journal for an end-of-year grade 8 project and evolved into something larger. It is told in a series of short vignettes about Nicolaia's childhood, the unconventional denizens of the Chelsea Hotel, her mostly oblivious parents and cruel and sometimes eccentric schoolmates. The author admits that she embellished it over the years but it's darn cute, witty and short and would make a perfect airplane read.

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