Bright Lights, Big City was published in 1984. It's about a young man's struggle to make sense of his life in the Big Apple. New York City isn't quite the same today as it was in the 1980s, but it's certainly still recognizable. The use of second person to tell the story was strange at first, but as I read I found myself liking it more and more. I certainly liked it better than The Bonfire of the Vanities. This is another book read from the Entertainment Weekly's New Classics list. I'm working on reading all 100.