Friday, August 31, 2012

"2011 Must List"
--- Tom Hanks
Actor, Director, Writer, Producer

— Michael Calderone, The New York Observer

“Toni Schlesinger’s book describes this relationship of the accidental to the profound, the domestic to the totally weird; she visits, draws out and celebrates this permanent impermanence better than anyone ever has.”
Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Angels In America

“What the photograph Weegee did for New York sixty years ago with his camera, Toni Schlesinger has done for twenty-first-century New York with her words. These portraits of Gotham's people caught in their habitats limn the city's spirit and essence as nothing else written in a long, long time. They are hypnotic reading.”
Nicholas Von Hoffman, columnist, The Nation, etc.
author, Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky

For more on Five Flights Up, read Jenny Davidson in The Believer.

"Toni Schlesinger is almost too desirable to be real."
— Kenny Wisdom, Who Walk In Brooklyn