By Colin Atrophy Hagendorf
Over the process years, a twenty-something punk rocker eats a cheese slice from each pizzeria in big apple urban, will get sober, falls in love, and begins a weblog that captures headlines round the world—he is the Slice Harvester, and this is often his story.
Since its arrival on US beaches in 1905, pizza has risen from an vague ethnic nutrients to an iconic image of yankee tradition. It has visited us in our dorm rooms and residences, occasionally earlier than we’d even unpacked or painted. It has nourished us in the course of our jobs, consoled us in the course of break-ups, and celebrated our triumphs correct along us.
In August 2009, Colin Hagendorf got down to evaluate each normal slice of pizza in big apple, and his weblog, Slice Harvester, used to be born. years and approximately four hundred slices later, he’d been featured within the Wall highway magazine, the day-by-day information (New York), and on radio exhibits everywhere in the kingdom. without warning, this self-proclaimed punk who used to be slightly getting cash doing burrito supply and promoting home made zines had a following. yet while Colin was once stepping up his video game for the hundreds (grabbing slices with Phoebe Cates and her teenage daughter, reviewing kosher pizza so that you don’t have to), his own existence used to be falling apart.
A challenge drinker and persistent undesirable boyfriend, he began utilizing the weblog in an effort to escape—the hangovers, the nighttime arguments, the hangovers again—until eventually figuring out that by way of taking steps to arrive a objective daily, he’d really placed himself in a spot to eventually take keep an eye on of his lifestyles for reliable.
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