This collection of stories and essays written by 72 seniors at Gateway High School in San Francisco collects the voices of residents who know the city inside and out. Meant for locals, tourists, and armchair travelers alike, this book doesn’t distract readers with facts about how tall the Transamerica Pyramid is or where to find the city's best five-star restaurants. It's about the smell of a burrito shop in the Mission, about running away from bison in Golden Gate Park, bartering for lunch at the farmers’ market, and buying fashion accessories for $2.99. Seeing Through the Fog offers pithy profiles of the local characters, slang, a couple of ghosts, and some secret places. It is city experience and know-how, and it entertains as it takes readers to new places and new ways of seeing this endlessly fascinating place that is as much a state of mind as a city.
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