Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
from Seal Press
Kindle Edition: 290 pages
Publisher: Seal Press
In this captivating collection, 28 writers take up Didion’s literary legacy by sharing their own New York stories. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discoveredthe crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the sudden, unblinking certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be.
They also share the grief that comes like a gut-punch, when the metropolis loses its magic and the pressures of New York’s frenetic life wear thin on even the most fervent dwellers. As friends move away, rents soar, and lovestill remains just out of reach, each writer’s goodbye to New York is singular and universal, like New York itself.
With Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, Emma Straub, Ann Hood, and more.
- 101 Reasons to Leave New York
- The Best American Essays 2013
- The Goldfinch
- Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.
- Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
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