Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Signed Book)

Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Signed Book)

by Roz Chast
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Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Signed Book) by Roz Chast

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 as only she could write it.

For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired Going into Town, part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635570878
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Roz Chast grew up in Brooklyn. Her cartoons began appearing in the New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She wrote and illustrated the #1 NYT bestseller (100+ weeks) Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award; What I Hate: From A to Z; and her cartoon collections The Party, After You Left and Theories of Everything.

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Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Gail-Cooke More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love New York? Whether you live there, visit the Big Apple or dream of going to NYC there is a special place in our hearts for New York City. Roz Chast knows that well hence the subtitle "A Love Letter to New York." And that it is as told in the inimitable style of the award winning author of "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?' With her ever appealing drawing style and pinpoint observations she affectionately brings the city to smile provoking life. A native of Brooklyn and dyed in the wool New Yorker Chast eventually (and probably reluctantly) moved to the suburbs where in time to come she would take her kids to visit the wonderful world of Manhattan. She would marvel at their responses to what had been everyday life for her and this book was born. Subways, museums (especially the Metropolitan Museum), ethnic restaurants, tall buildings, storefronts, all were now seen through her children's eyes. Originally a small booklet created especially for her daughter before she left home for college in Manhattan ("so she wouldn't get off on the wrong foot"), that slender piece became "Going Into Town" so that all of us could enjoy her city. As Chast has said she wrote about New York, a place she loves, because "I want to tell you about it so that maybe you will love it too." We do, Roz, we really do! Thank you for telling us about it.
Gail-Cooke More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love New York? Whether you live there, visit the Big Apple or dream of going to NYC there is a special place in our hearts for New York City. Roz Chast knows that well hence the subtitle "A Love Letter to New York." And that it is as told in the inimitable style of the award winning author of "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?' With her ever appealing drawing style and pinpoint observations she affectionately brings the city to smile provoking life. A native of Brooklyn and dyed in the wool New Yorker Chast eventually (and probably reluctantly) moved to the suburbs where in time to come she would take her kids to visit the wonderful world of Manhattan. She would marvel at their responses to what had been everyday life for her and this book was born. Subways, museums (especially the Metropolitan Museum), ethnic restaurants, tall buildings, storefronts, all were now seen through her children's eyes. Originally a small booklet created especially for her daughter before she left home for college in Manhattan ("so she wouldn't get off on the wrong foot"), that slender piece became "Going Into Town" so that all of us could enjoy her city. As Chast has said she wrote about New York, a place she loves, because "I want to tell you about it so that maybe you will love it too." We do, Roz, we really do! Thank you for telling us about it.