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Wizard of Oz disease

Posted by ESC on August 08, 2011 at 13:21

“Most guys from the projects has Wizard of Oz disease: they can’t go nowhere unless they got three other people with them. They’re like, ‘I’m the Tin Man and I don’t have a heart. Will you come with me to look for one? Cuz I’m afraid to leave Brooklyn alone.’” Dwayne Wright (1968-2009). Dedication in “My Korean Deli: Risking It All For A Convenience Store” by Ben Ryder Howe (Henry Holt & Co., New York, 2010)