Brad Gooch

Johanna Lawshea

Brad Gooch is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction, including Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor and City Poet: The Live and Times of Frank O’Hara. Gooch returns with Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the ’70s & the ’80s (Harper), a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City. Gooch presents a colorful and atmospheric tale of wild bohemians, glamorous celebrity, and complicated passions—with cameo appearances by Madonna, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and a host of others legendary artists.