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“What I love about Brooklyn,” says Jerry Della Femina in Brooklyn: A State of Mind, “is that it doesn’t really change. The specific people change, the look changes, but the…sensibility doesn’t change.” Brooklyn, it’s true, is in the blood. And I’m sure my grandfather, though he hasn’t lived there for nearly twenny-tree yeeahs, would agree: When it’s in ya, it’s in ya fuh life—if ya lucky. Michael W. Robbins and Wendy Palitz think so, too: Their new book compiles 125 original stories about the neighborhoods, neighbors, foods, sports, myths, and history of a great rhapsody of a small woild that is home to some 2.3 million people. “It’s always a mistake to think that Brooklyn is a borough,” Della Femina continues. “Brooklyn is a country.” Robbins tells you why at noon at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 364-1919. (Jennifer Agresta)