All My Life for Sale , by John D. Freyer. Bloomsbury, 224 pages, $19.95.
Two years ago, John Freyer auctioned off his birthday. More specifically, he let eBay’s highest bidder, a stranger named Brian, pay $1.25 to assume his identity at a Manhattan bar where a group of Mr. Freyer’s friends had gathered to fête Read More
Consumer confidence might be constipated, but New Yorkers aren’t: They’re voiding and releasing with an unprecedented bravura. Shrieks of delight are issuing from every orifice of this great city of ours, as the formerly fiercely acquisitive, often tight-assed inhabitants are now discovering the joys of evacuating both body and home. Do try it. Read More