Lawrence Ferlinghetti Celebrates 100th Birthday With A New Book, ‘Little Boy’

The writer Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured here in Berlin in 2004, will turn 100 years old this weekend. Gezett/ullstein bild/Getty Images

hide caption The writer Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured here in Berlin in 2004, will turn 100 years old this weekend. For Lawrence Ferlinghetti, living to be 100 is no fun. Speaking from his home in San Francisco recently, Ferlinghetti said he's practically blind now — he can't read, and he's skipping his big birthday bash at the bookstore he co-founded, City Lights in San Francisco. “They're going to have quite a celebration,” he says. “But I won't be there. Read more here >>>

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