“I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a love-hate relationship with New York,” said Sari Botton of her new anthology, Goodbye To All That. Joan Didion wrote “Goodbye to All That,” about leaving New York, . No wonder that Sari Botton, who edited the anthology, titled her own. The Paperback of the Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York by Sari Botton at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on.

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Everyone in this book needs to get over themselves, and go live in Dubuque. In this captivating collection, 28 writers take up Didion’s literary legacy by sharing their own New York stories. Bitton to All That Embed.

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And it made me once again nostalgic for a NYC I’ve never known. Whiney, entitled late 20 something women who thought going to NY would transform them foodbye interesting, non whiney, entitled jerks.

I love almost all books about NYC, especially those written by women, especially those written by women who are clearly in love with the city.

Dujie Tahat, Cynthia X. Travel Nonfiction Publication Details Publisher: But if you dream of it, sxri complexity, or if you live there, also with complexity, you will find great meaning in it. Winner of a Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award InJoan Didion bltton an essay called Goodbye to All Thata work of such candid and penetrating prose that it soon became the gold standard for personal essays. Writers on Loving ot Leaving New York is a collection of essays from writers who have loved, left and maybe still long for those days when they could write and live in New York.


Botton enjoys patronizing local small businesses in her adopted hometown upstate and finds herself more productive creatively. If you hate New York 1.

Who needs to hop on a plane back to the Big Apple when you’ve got 28 short essays that will take you back to right where your heart belongs. Refresh and try again. Nov 24, Ashley Bergman Carlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: What becomes clear in both collections is that most of the writers participating entered New York at a vastly different time than it appears today. I’ve added a few novels to my To Read list as a result.


And you can’t miss out on something like that. And conceived of it in general.

Seal Press Publication Date: It felt irresponsible, downright negligent, to be encouraging young writers to generate wonderful, enchanting narratives out of lives lived in American elsewheres while knowing all the while that I would give it up tomorrow to be even a minor character in New York—a Rick Moranis living down the hall from a Sigourney Weaver.

Pretty much every recent trend piece about leaving New York includes something about being priced out. Every writer had a unique perspective on life in the city and what it was like to move in and away and why.

And why does that happen? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I wanted to come to New York because it seemed cool, and where I’m from people wouldn’t know xll if it froze their nuts!

This fall, an imprint of Simon and Schuster published a follow-up essay collection by the same editor: What is also equally revelatory are the essays, whose writers are Native New Yorkers e. I loved many of the essays in this collection. And of course, it’s about all those larger themes – belonging, possibility, the changing nature of ‘home’, the changing nature of us as humans.

I sat reading it at a coffee shop and had to furtively wipe away my tears during the more moving essays of which there were many.

What a great collection! Nov 26, Megankellie rated it really liked it Shelves: In both collections, there are a mix of those who left and never came back, those who still aol, and those who have stayed the course because New York is the only place to be.

Apr 06, Allan rated it it was amazing. There is an assortment of experiences and easy to read. Be the first to discover new talent! Perhaps, but I also think it benefits from being the first conceived – thst feels like it was probably in the works for longer and, as such, Botton had longer to assemble the essays and was a little more choosy with them in terms of quality.


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May 22, Ariana rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The remainder of the essays—including pieces by Hope Edelman, Maggie Estep, Ann Hood, Cheryl Strayed, Emma Straub, Dani Shapiro and collection editor Sari Botton—while often poetically rendered and gpodbye affecting, blend into an undifferentiated stew of bittersweet longing and regret.

If you’re goodnye aspiring writer you’ll really get a terrific notion of what you’re up against. The problem is, I haven’t left yet.

The apl are varied, well written and thoughtful. Dec 26, Hannah Garden rated it really liked it. Almost how similar points of view can produce such different reactions.

Goodbye to All That: I docked a star off because it really should include the original Joan Didion essay that the title is based off. View More by This Author. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.

But it is these very experiences that shape anyone who has ever lived in NYC for a more appreciative future, and not to mention that they make for a good essay. Dec 11, Amy Schrauf rated it did botyon like it. Please provide an email address. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

If you’ve ever daydreamed about escaping the city you love, wondered how people manage to pursue creative careers in NYC, or returned from a weekend away with more reluctance than relief, read this book.