How to travel with style, and the way it’s done—and not the way we do it

“I’d been to New York three times.

I’d been there in ’99.

And I’d come back in ’04 with my wife, and I’d just found a friend, and we were doing a book tour of the city.

And we were like, You know, we’re not going to be back until we finish our book.

And then, the second time, I was like, We’re not doing that anymore.

I don’t wanna do it.

And he was like: You know what?

That’s fine.

You know why?

Because you have to live your life like a rock star.”—Tom Wolfe, bestselling author of the New York Times bestseller The Bonfire of the Vanities, and an NPR radio critic and journalist, in a conversation with New York City-based writer and performer David K. Miller.

Miller’s first book, New York: The City That Never Sleeps, which appeared in 2005, won the American Book Award and was named one of the 100 Best Books of All Time.

He is the author of two more books: New York at Night: A Journey to the Heart of New York, and The Bonfires of Desire: The Strange Life of the City That Burns.

The Bonnies is a New York-based, independent radio/TV program that broadcasts live from the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

It airs on WNYC at 11:00am every weekday morning.

Miller recently interviewed writer, performer, and author Tom Wolfe, as well as the poet-poet and director John Carney.