Becoming

BY MARK LICHTERMAN To an earlier generation, or two: do you remember your radio and Captain Midnight, The Lone Ranger, Junior Miss and Let's Pretend? The first time you inhaled a cigarette? Your first swallow of hard liquor? The thrill of the first exploration of the body of your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife... your own body? Your first orgasm? And do you remember when as a people we loved America, and showed it? Then you might be ready for a nostalgic, funny, romantic, sexually frustrating story. One that might remind many of us of ourselves 'way back then,' when God's most mysterious and awesome creation was the opposite sex. Becoming is about life and the often funny, sometimes sad, day-to-day things that stir the memories of our lives. Reminiscent of the Neil Simon trilogy, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint and the humorous writing of Jean Shepherd in the mid and late... More >