Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

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From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir--a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/ thank-you note to Manhattan.

A native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, Roz Chast has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan--the daily clash of sidewalk racers and dawdlers; the fascinating range of dress codes; and the priceless, nutty outbursts of souls from all walks of life.

For Chast, adjusting to life outside the city was surreal--(you can own trees!? you have to drive!?)--but she recognized that the reverse was true for her kids. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange visual world of Manhattan--its blackened sidewalk gum-wads, "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes)--and its crazily honeycombed systems and grids.

Told through Chast's singularly zany, laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons, Going Into Town is part New York stories (the "overheard and overseen" of the island borough), part personal and practical guide to walking, talking, renting, and venting--an irresistible, one-of-a-kind love letter to the city.

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Title:Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781620403211
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  • Elyse

    If you love Roz Chast, or New York and have perhaps developed a soft spot for graphic art books ......secretly knowing “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant” is when your love, appreciati...

  • Melki

    I have had exactly two visits to the isle of Manhattan (three, if you count seeing Woody Allen's movie while it was still in theaters). I have a vague recollection of going there once with my father w...

  • Diane

    This is a charming love letter to New York City from cartoonist Roz Chast. I had liked her previous book, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” and was thrilled she had written another ...

  • David Schaafsma

    I just read indie comix artist Julia Wertz’s Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, and was reminded of other love letters to NYC I have read in recent ye...

  • Kelli

    My introduction to graphic novels was the funny and deeply moving memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? It was very good. This book was more guidebook than love letter. It is clear th...

  • Jill

    Roz Chast grew up in Brooklyn (before it became trendy) in the same neighborhood that I did; in fact, we even attended the same high school. So I laughed out loud when she describes the destiny she av...

  • Suzy

    So many reasons to love this book! Roz Chast for one - her humor, her fabulous illustrations and her intimacy with her subject. NYC for another - what's not to love! I got half-way through and deemed ...

  • Aloke

    Update Jan 2018: downgrading to three stars after seeing Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York CityLess personal than "Can't we..." so if you're expecting someth...

  • Mary Lins

    I wish I had read Roz Chast’s “Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York” before my recent trip to New York City! While not a guide book in the strictest sense, there is actually a lot of infor...

  • Bethany

    a gift from my dad...