Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan is the author of If You’re Talking To Me, Your Career Must Be in Trouble (Hyperion). 

The Week of Smoking Dangerously: March 1995


One recent afternoon, I lit a Marlboro and slipped into a Times Square strip joint. I sidled into a peep-show booth, inserted a dollar bill, and when the glass partition had risen to reveal the exotic dancer inside, exhaled. “Whew!!!” hissed the girl inside the booth, disdainfully, waving the smoke away with her hands. When […]

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