• Ground Up

  • By: Michael Idov
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-10-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (2 ratings)

Regular price: $19.60

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Publisher's Summary

Light streams through the windows as the espresso machine roars; a gorgeous, rich scent fills the air; and witty conversation unspools over the porcelain cups. That's the caf dream. Mark and Nina are about to experience the reality.
Determined to re-create the perfect Viennese coffeehouse, they descend on New York's gritty but hip Lower East Side to educate the locals on authentic caf culture. Soon Mark and Nina are in a downward spiral that will strip them of money, friends, sex life, status, shelter, and, finally, sanity and offer salvation through something they have never experienced: disaster.
Inspired by the authors own coffeehouse hell, Ground Up is a sharp and funny portrait of a New York constantly reinventing itself, and a surprisingly tender story of falling out of love and back in it again.
©2009 Michael Idov; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Packed with insight and frequent hilarious asides, Idov's debut mercilessly takes down 'money is an illusion' bohoism." (Publishers Weekly)
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