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Comic's Book Club

Feb 28, 2019

Rebecca and comedian Al Bahmani discuss The Bobbed Haired Bandit: A Story of Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York by Stephen Duncombe and Andrew Mattson. Celia Cooney's four months of holding up Brooklyn deli's and almost the National Biscuit Company (while pregnant!) while her husband Ed drove the getaway car(s). It's expensive to be poor, the rise of women, Celia looks like a gremlin, being born in a basement, buying things on credit, Florida is nasty, there's no middle class left, infamy, and, oddly, the AIDS crisis.


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