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Book review

‘The Best of Youth’ by Michael Dahlie

Brooklyn, the New York City borough, is one thing. “Brooklyn,” the endless circle of self-congratulation celebrated in the media, is quite another. Consider its multimillion-dollar lofts, its Italian New Wave-themed vintage clothing stores, its shops bursting with hand-labeled artisanal condiments. Consider its hipsters, its towering literary scene — every writer lives there — and all those Times trend pieces and New York editorials plumbing its every whim and gesture for cultural meaning.

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