Join us for a reading & signing of Thom Nickels’ new book Learning To Do a Bad Thing Well: Looking for Johnny Bobbitt.
About the Book
This is the story of Johnny Bobbitt and the homeless scene in Philadelphia’s Riverwards neighborhood as told by an intimate friend of Bobbitt’s. Nickels was there. He entertained Bobbitt at home; he knew his secrets. He knew Bobbitt’s friends; he followed them and recorded their stories for his newspaper columns as they went ‘down the way’ into Kensington to score drugs or to hustle men or women for sex and money. He observed their lives, their fights, their struggles with police and security guards as well as their various turf wars with other homeless men.