My Life in New York & New Guinea
University of Wisconsin Press, Hardcover, 9780299169909, 168pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2000
Looking back at a life of wild adventure, Schneebaum seeks in Secret Places to intertwine the varied strands of his experience, pondering the parallel universes of his experience as a gay Jewish New Yorker and his years among the Asmat. The result illuminates both worlds -- as when he juxtaposes the Asmat celebration of the spirits of the dead with a New York City plagued by AIDS and its own sad spirits.