- Taschenbuch: 288 Seiten
- Verlag: Seal Press (8. Oktober 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1580054943
- ISBN-13: 978-1580054942
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 2,5 x 15,2 x 22,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 112.003 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 8. Oktober 2013
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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 cityboth of the pavement and of the mindto life, over and over."
Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
Twenty-eight of today’s most extraordinary, diverse, uniformly interesting women writers revisit the eternal story of devotion and departure . . . An exquisite read.”
Maria Popova, founder of Brain Pickings
"The book's premise alone hooked most everyone I know who has even a passing fascination with living in the Big Appleor fleeing it for other parts."
"[Gets] at the sense of hope (or ambition) with which New York seduces us, as well as how living in the city can turn, leaving us with wistfulness and regret."
Los Angeles Times
"Speaks to every New Yorker, but more than that, it speaks to anyone who has loved and fallen out of love with a city."
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Sari Botton is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the "New York Times, New York Magazine, The Sun, The Village Voice, Harper's Bazaar, More, Marie Claire, WWD, W, The Rumpus, Memoirville, This Recording, " xoJane.com, assorted anthologies, and other publications. She studied English and journalism at SUNY Albany, where years later she was an adjunct professor of undergraduate journalism. She also taught first-person essay writing at SUNY Ulster.
Sari is the editorial director of the TMI Project, a non-profit organization that holds true storytelling workshops in jails, shelters, veterans' hospitals, schools, and other places where people don't usually get to tell their stories or be heard.
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Man muss erwähnen, dass die Geschichten tatsächlich einige Parallelen aufweisen (bspw. sind die Frauen nach NYC gegangen um berühmte Autorinnen zu werden). Aber das hat mich nicht gestört, da jede Geschichte trotzdem individuell war.
Das nur Frauen diese Essays geschrieben haben, stört mich nicht und ich finde auch nicht, dass dies ein Grund ist, dieses Buch nicht zu kaufen oder zu lesen.
Jeder der NYC liebt, wird dieses Buch auch lieben!
Now I cannot see the reason why this fact should be hidden.
I'm interested in writing - good writing - I don't care whether by men or women.
This is at least misleading - to say the least.
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On the one hand, I want to congratulate Sari Botton, the volume editor, for getting this project organized and wrangled into print. That's a real accomplishment. On the other hand, the book reads like the product of one of those ads that turn up in the "Poets & Writers" classifieds, where the prospective editors of a prospective anthology solicit contributions on a particular topic. For all I know, that's exactly how this book came about.
The book is a conscious (and sometimes cloyingly self-conscious) homage to Joan Didion's essay "Goodbye to All That." Didion's essay stands alone as an exemplar of the loving-and-leaving-NYC genre and is in no need of this or any other kind of homage, so it's hard to understand why the world needed this book.
Nevertheless, it does offer some mildly enjoyable reading along with a lot of "meh."
, Sari Botton and your team of writers for such a good read.
There are so many similarities in these essays: loners, drugs, seedy neighborhoods, and a place to be different. As Sari Botton says "I loved the feeling of being alone but among people." (Pg.154). This appears as a recurring motivation in many of the narratives. After 8 or 10 essays it became repetitious and a little boring. I gave up after #19.
I find that the stories are not so much about New York City as they are about the people, in this case, women writers all. These are snippets of different female perceptions of a particular place.
Their personalities and sensibilities are what make it possible or impossible for them to cope (or not cope) with New York City. This is not so much a comment on New York City as it is about the person. New York City is New York City. It is the person and their personal experiences that make the difference.
A little diversity may have made the theme more interesting.