Hotel Kid

A Times Square Childhood

In its heyday in the 1930s and '40s, the Taft was the biggest hotel in midtown Manhattan. Stephen Lewis grew up in this New York landmark, where his father, the general manager, ruled over a staff of Damon Runyonesque characters. Les mer
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In its heyday in the 1930s and '40s, the Taft was the biggest hotel in midtown Manhattan. Stephen Lewis grew up in this New York landmark, where his father, the general manager, ruled over a staff of Damon Runyonesque characters. Lewis contrasts his luxurious life inside the hotel with the gritty carnival spirit of his Times Square neighbourhood. In these pages, visit the night-clubs and movie palaces of a vanished era and thread your way among sightseers and hucksters. "Hotel Kid" is Eloise for adults. It is an Editor's Choice of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

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After graduating from Harvard in 1950, Stephen Lewis worked as a writer of children's cartoons and educational films. In 1964 he joined SRA, an innovative educational publisher, and served as Editorial Director of the Elementary and High School Division. He now lives and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he founded and directed Writing Your Self, one of the first memoir-writing workshops in the United States.