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

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

Sari Botton


Winner of a Foreword IndieFab e-book of the yr Award

In 1967, Joan Didion wrote an essay known as Goodbye to All That, a piece of such candid and penetrating prose that it quickly turned the top of the line for private essays. Like no different tale earlier than it, Didion’s story of loving and leaving manhattan captured the enchanting attract long island has constantly had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits.

In this appealing assortment, 28 writers absorb Didion’s literary legacy by way of sharing their very own ny tales. Their essays frequently start as love tales do, with the eagerness of whatever newly discovered—the overwhelm of subway crowds, the streets choked with manic power, and the understanding that this can be the single position in the world the place one could develop into precisely who she is intended to be.

They additionally percentage the grief that comes whilst the city loses its magic and the pressures of latest York’s frenetic existence put on skinny on even the main fervent dwellers. As pals circulate away, rents start, and love—still— continues to be simply out of achieve, each one writer’s see you later to big apple is singular and common, like manhattan itself.

With Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, Emma Straub, Ann Hood, and more.

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