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Life On Mars - New Edition Coming Soon

Promotional poster for the original mass-market paperback edition of Life On Mars. I am revising and editing Life On Mars , my non-fiction account of life in Miami's South Beach of the 1990s, for a new print and Kindle edition to be published later in 2013. The book explores South Beach during one of its most exciting periods, as it was transformed from essentially a mix of retirement community and crack neighborhood in the 1980s (think: Pacino's  Scarface ) into a revitalized and lovingly restored Art Deco community in the 1990s, filled with trendy new bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels.  It was a fun book to write - and a fun book to live with: people would greet me on the street (usually while I was cycling, my preferred method of transport in SoBe), yelling out because they had recognized me from the author photo inside the book. We made a two-hour British Channel Four television documentary, inspired by the book, called The End of America. The new edition