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Never Can Say Goodbye : Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York
by Sari Botton


Overview - "Gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be a New Yorker--slightly insane, broke, and madly in love. These essays made me laugh out loud with recognition. New York City isn't an easy place to live, but is anything easy really worth doing?" --Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers

The follow-up to the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That, Never Can Say Goodbye is an exuberant celebration of New York, featuring contributions from luminaries such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Rosanne Cash, Nick Flynn, Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Amy Sohn, Alexander Chee, and many others.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"Gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be a New Yorker--slightly insane, broke, and madly in love. These essays made me laugh out loud with recognition. New York City isn't an easy place to live, but is anything easy really worth doing?" --Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers

The follow-up to the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That, Never Can Say Goodbye is an exuberant celebration of New York, featuring contributions from luminaries such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Rosanne Cash, Nick Flynn, Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Amy Sohn, Alexander Chee, and many others. These essays take place in dive bars and museums, cinemas and old restaurants, horse-drawn carriages and subway cars, capturing the true essence of life in New York. Never Can Say Goodbye is ultimately a love letter to the Big Apple and a must-have for every lover of New York--regardless of whether or not you call the city home.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781476784403
  • ISBN-10: 147678440X
  • Publisher: Touchstone Books
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 232
  • Dimensions: 8.97 x 6.03 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-09-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

A fine pendant piece to 2013’s Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, this new collection brings together an impressive roster of 28 writers to share their love for a city that’s as much a way of being as a geographic coordinate. As Phillip Lopate, a native New Yorker, explains, “I was ruined in the crib for life elsewhere. The milk I drank from my mother’s breast probably contained window soot or was diluted with traces of Rheingold beer and egg creams.” The book, a playful and tender collection of love letters for an anthropomorphized city, offers up a generous dose of nostalgia and shared experiences. There are some memorable exceptions to the otherwise predictably chosen subject matter: Jon-Jon Goulian’s profile of a resistant Floridian convert and Susan Orlean’s essay on her preoccupation with papayas, to name two. Despite an air of homogeneity, the book represents a far wider range of voices than its precursor, and each writer offers a deeply personal perspective on a city shared by over 8 million. Agent: Rayhane Sanders, WSK Management LLC. (Oct.)

 
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