The Golden Flea by Michael Rips. Published by WW Norton

Rips takes readers on a first class tour of the Chelsea Flea Market in Manhattan, where just about anything you can imagine can be had for a price. We get to meet the vendors, some strange, some lovable, but all passionate about their wares. Rips obsession with collecting grows more passionate just at the Chelsea enters its final days and Rips investigates a painting that might well be a masterpiece. Tremendous fun, Rips is the Thomas Hoving of collecting

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