Paul O'Neill"Brian has written a lovely paean to Pittsburgh; that is: a joyously exultant song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph. Pittsburghers should read it; they will find themselves in it. Prospective Pittsburghers should read it; they will find a depiction of soul that eludes the real estate agents."
A history of Pittsburgh by newspaper columnist Brian O'Neill.
- Carnegie-Mellon University Press
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Howard Fineman"Like a great conversation on a Pittsburgh tavern barstool. With sympathy and humor, but also with realism and facts, O'Neill captures the essence of my hometown. The region long ago lost its industrial preeminence, and, as O'Neill explains, has been abused by politicians and planners for decades. And yet, almost miraculously, Pittsburgh's unique cultureand yes, dramatic beautyare more vivid and inspiring than ever. So are the funny, unassuming, self-critical and brave citizens whom O'Neill portrays. They are the real reasons why Pittsburgh will always be Pittsburgh."
Annie Dillard"Brian O'Neill is a wonderful writer. He analyzes perfectly Pittsburgh's unerring habit of screwing itself. He loves all the right stuff. I loved his book."
Peter Leo"Every city needs a loving interpreter who tells the stories that go to its heart and soul and shape its identity. Pittsburgh is lucky to have Brian O'Neill who revels in city life and is alert to the city's maddening insecurities. All of us who love Pittsburgh and think it should shape up immediately will enjoy and identify with this wonderful book."
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