I picked up this book in my local Popular bookstore while browsing through the Penguin Popular Classics series. I have to admit though, that it was its cover that caught my eye, though I've since learnt that the newer paperback versions look much more modern. As the title goes, it's really a collection of short stories staged in New York in the 1930s / 1940s, Broadway-style. Although am not able to relate perfectly as am not familiar with the era nor the location, I have to admit that Damon does write simple, witty short stories such as "The Hottest guy in the World", "Blood Pressure", The Idyll of Miss Sarah Browns", "Romance In The Roaring Forties", "The Brain Goes Home", as well as "Dark Dolores", among others.
This is also another easy, leisurely read. If you're keen on reading this book, please check the wiki for the coming BookSwapMeet on 11th Jan 2004.