“The Lonely Phone Booth” Author Reads
Saturday, August 21 @ 11 a.m.
Peter Ackerman celebrates a humble phone booth, still standing at 100th Street and West End Avenue, in his first children’s book. It all began one day when he and his sons, 6 and 3, were walking past it, and the 3-year-old asked, “Why is that phone in a box?” Ackerman learned that it was one of only 4 proper phone booths left in Manhattan, which got him wondering what it must feel like to be one of those phone booths, once so crucial to people’s well being, now on the verge of extinction. So Ackerman, the screenwriter of the Ice Age movies, wrote a book about a phone booth that saves the Upper West Side—and vice versa.
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