Dean of the Clerks and the Institutional Memory of the Fiction Section
Ben M. grew up in Detroit, the only child of two schoolteachers, and he studied literature and music in college. He worked at a bookstore in Connecticut after graduation and then moved to New York in the mid-1970s to flourish as an actor, singer, poet and openly gay man. He took a job at the Strand in 1978. Read more about the man dubbed, "The Strand Oracle" who was recently featured in the New York Times.
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