Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York

Sari Botton (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Seal Press (CA)
Publish Date
October 08, 2013
Pages
269
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781580054942
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About the Author

SARI BOTTON is the essays editor for Longreads. She is also the editor of the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York and its follow-up Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York. She has worked as a journalist, essayist, and New York Times best-selling ghostwriter. She teaches writing courses at Catapult. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, More, The Rumpus, plus other publications and anthologies. She lives in Kingston, NY.

Reviews

"Charming . . . New York's pull is evident throughout."
--The New York Times

"The hip, witty, and sometimes heartbreaking essays in Goodbye to All That get to the bottom of most Big Apple miseries: big dreams cost big bucks to maintain. As many of these writers figured out, sometimes losing New York City is the only way to regain your credit rating, rent-stabilized living spaces, and sanity. From candid to kooky to classic, this collection sheds the love, light, and lyricism the gritty city deserves."
--Susan Shapiro, author of Speed Shrinking and Five Men Who Broke My Heart

"New York City is like a lover who left you for the slightly younger, prettier girl: you can smell him, taste him, yearn to have him back in your life. All the stories in this collection recall that lover and his many faults, and then make you forget them, all over again."
--Martha Frankel, author of Hats & Eyeglasses and executive director of the Woodstock Writers Festival

"Of course it would take more than one woman to capture the mythic, ever-shifting, exhilarating, and disappointing beast that is New York. The chorus of voices that is Goodbye to All That sings the city--both of the pavement and of the mind--to life, over and over."
--Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City