Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace

Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace

by Meg Fee


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Sometimes I think of how I will describe New York to my children. I will tell them that the city was in so many ways, and for such a long time, the best and worst thing about my life. That it was a sort of perpetual question in pursuit of an answer. And that in attempting to answer it, I turned and faced myself.

In Places I Stopped on the Way Home, Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City- from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere to finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village.

Weaving together her joys and sorrows, expectations and uncertainties, aspirations and realities, the result is an exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope. Join Meg on her heart-wrenching journey, as she cuts the difficult path to finding herself and finding home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785783036
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,261,772
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Meg Fee is a Texas-born writer who spent her formative adult years in NYC. In 2017 she said goodbye to New York to pursue a Master of Public Policy at Duke University. | @meg_fee

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Disclaimer xv

The West Village 1

The A Train 9

Lincoln Center 11

66th Street 19

Upper West Side 25

Central Park 31

On Home 35

Hell's Kitchen 37

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 41

Infinities 45

Williamsburg 49

West 10th Street 55

On Home, II 59

Tribeca 61

John F. Kennedy International Airport 67

Bryant Park 75

West 4th Street 83

Thompson Street 85

Avenue of the Americas 99

The D Train 101

Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn 105

Harlem 109

East 48th Street 125

118th Street 129

North Salem 131

57th and Third 133

Lispenard Street 139

16th Street 145

Where Bleecker Meets University Place 149

South Bend, Indiana 153

On Home, III 165

Paris 167

New York 175

119th and Fredrick Douglass Boulevard 179

Hudson Street 183

On Home, IV 187

Manhattan Avenue 189

On Home, V 191

93rd and Madison 193

You Are Here 197

St. Patrick's Cathedral 201

Thanks 203

Resources 205

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