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!Free Book ♡ Ptown: Art, Sex, and Money on the Outer Cape ☩ When you look back at its history, you can see a progression in Provincetown, things getting wilder and wilder, the outlaw element becoming the norm Provincetown, Cape Cod This small Massachusetts enclave has long been home to pirates, commune dwellers, artists, and other noble countrymen who value liberty over law from Norman Mailer and Tennessee Williams to John Waters, Robert Motherwell, and former congressman Gerry Studds With one of the largest homosexual populations per capita of any town or city in the United States, and some of the highest beachfront real estate prices in the Northeast, Provincetown is a thriving tourist spot that attracts than one million visitors each year Here, acclaimed writer and longtime Ptown resident Peter Manso brings together all the celebrities and townsfolk, history and happenstance, and politics and gossip to offer an unparalleled account of this unconventional seaside society a place, in the words of Henry David Thoreau, where one may standand put all of America behind him Its a great read on how Ptown has evolved from a small Portuguese fishing village to a modern gay enclave I really enjoyed the part on the artists and writers who lived there in the early half of the twentieth century The author was a little off in the way he described the LGBT people who lived there From the way he wrote about them, I am assuming he is straight Still a good read to get pumped for my trip to Ptown enjoyed some of the historical anecdotes book dragged when it got too deep into life stories of individuals Understood the point he was trying to make about how this is historically a community where gay and straight people coexisted happily and that gentrification threatens the character of the town, but felt his again, anecdotal narrative in service of that agenda verged on demonizing gays opinion was sealed when a woman at the Old Colony was like Is that the peter Manso book I read it enjoyed some of the historical anecdotes book dragged when it got too deep into life stories of individuals Understood the point he was trying to make about how this is historically a community where gay and straight people coexisted happily and that gentrification threatens the character of the town, but felt his again, anecdotal narrative in service of that agenda verged on demonizing gays opinion was sealed when a woman at the Old Colony was like Is that the peter Manso book I read it I don t like him, he s a big namedropper This book was a mixed bag for methe chapters were not connected to each ohter for the most part, and some of them were very interesting, while others I could not get into like the ins and outs of various eccentric poets and artists lives After I got 3 4 of the way through the book, i decided that life is too short and there are too many great books to read, so i quit reading this one I think if you have spent a lot of time in provincetown you would probably find this book fascinating. I love Ptown so I loved this book But if u don t care bout Ptown don t read it. Decent read while one is on the Cape I think this would only be interesting, though, to someone who is very familiar with the outer cape for that reason I liked it 2.5 stars really but goodreads won t let me. A great book about town that has changed a lot over the years. Spent many summers in Ptown so far, the book is boring, and without charm as Ptown is Fun for the instances of people in it that I recognize Otherwise, Manso takes a wiseass look at a beautiful town, and only captures the crap but, then again, it s about art, sex, and money No room, I guess for the beauty and the quaintness.Only people who know Ptown can try to enjoy this book as it holds nothing for the reader unfamiliar with the town And even then, I learned nothing much here Just Spent many summers in Ptown so far, the book is boring, and without charm as Ptown is Fun for the instances of people in it that I recognize Otherwise, Manso takes a wiseass look at a beautiful town, and only captures the crap but, then again, it s about art, sex, and money No room, I guess for the beauty and the quaintness.Only people who know Ptown can try to enjoy this book as it holds nothing for the reader unfamiliar with the town And even then, I learned nothing much here Just that Norman Mailer was an as hole, and everyone else was dealing and smuggling drugs and stealing artwork.I haven t come across the book yet that defines my beautiful Ptown Maybe someday I will