From the Middle East to the Lower East Side

Rayya Elias talks about her family fleeing political conflict in their native Syria when she was seven, and later moving to New York City at the height of the punk movement. Her memoir Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side charts four decades of a life lived in the moment, from addiction and homelessness to recovery and redemption.