There's a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came from: A Memoir

Bryan Charles (Author)
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Description

There's a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From is the memoir of a young Midwestern man struggling to carve out a life as a writer, and to find meaning, or at least a job, in his new and alien landscape of New York City. In a voice at once coolly detached and utterly confident, we follow Bryan Charles's journey navigating love, work, and family, from the streets of Manhattan to the upper floors of corporate America. This is a gripping meditation on the self, ricocheting between the multitudes and solitude, and between the industrial-turned-residential spaces of Brooklyn and the towers of the World Trade Center, where his life takes an unexpected turn. Charles's story is a spare, honest, and often hilarious narrative of expectation and loss, and of the ordinary becoming the extraordinary.

Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Open City Books
Publish Date
November 02, 2010
Pages
254
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781890447571
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About the Author

Bryan Charles is the author of the memoir There's a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From, and Wowee Zowee, a book about Pavement written for the 33 1/3 series.

Reviews


"A sneakily disturbing, disarmingly profound, casually devastating memoir, taut and adept, that cracked me up even at its saddest moments, and broke my heart almost without my quite noticing." --Michael Chabon

"This is the book I can't forget...Full of insightful, transcendent regular-guy moments and bad decisions, it didn't make me like the author, but it knocked me on my ass." --Library Journal (starred review)