In Night Class: A Downtown Memoir, I meet Lady Gaga’s old Lower East Side tribe, dive into the midnight madness of wild hotspot The Box, and hang out with grown up Limelight club kids and surviving Factory Superstars still shadowed by their friendship with Andy Warhol. I discuss the legacies of two matriarchs: nightlife queen Susanne Bartsch and Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field. And I tell all about my summer spent working as assistant to Party Monster and Club Kid Killer Michael Alig after his release from prison. I also describe my own journey from young, closeted, and illegal Mexican immigrant to studying sociology at Yale and Columbia and now teaching at NYU.
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