“I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a love-hate relationship with New York,” said Sari Botton of her new anthology, Goodbye To All That. Joan Didion wrote “Goodbye to All That,” about leaving New York, . No wonder that Sari Botton, who edited the anthology, titled her own. The Paperback of the Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York by Sari Botton at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on.

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If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. Want to Read saving…. Maybe I’m biased as I have known the editor also a bofton since I was 14 years old. And you can’t miss out on something like that.

I read it cover to cover, and if there were a sequel, I’d read that too. I’m the young twenty-something that has helped gentrification thrive and prosper.

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Like no other story before it, Didion’s tale of loving and leaving New York ogodbye the mesmerizing allure Manhattan has always had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits. More by Sari Botton. I recommend this book to people who are like me, with an unabashed maybe unwarranted? If you’re an aspiring writer you’ll really get a terrific notion of what you’re up against.

Having loved and left New York, I wanted botron love it, but alas, I loved a few of the stories, the rest either boring or so far distant I couldn’t relate. Sitting very still ssari a Brooklyn apartment and trying not to spend money via not moving my limbs, I would google and Google and google, looking for Exactly This. So add raw, blunt, emotionally honest personal essays to enthusiastic NYC love and you’ve basically got the ideal reader in me.

Or you embraced it all the more. There were stories I loved, stories I liked, and some that couldn’t hold my attention in the hour and a half I was waiting for eari laundry to finish.

Nov 12, MaryJane Brodeck rated it really liked it. Dec 09, Jenn Estepp rated it really liked it Shelves: I found that I’ve read some of their books already. If you’ve ever daydreamed about escaping the city you love, wondered how people manage to pursue creative careers in NYC, or returned from a weekend away with more reluctance than relief, read this book.

I love almost all books about NYC, especially those written by women, especially those written by women who are clearly in love with the city. The Manhattan expatriate gathered tales of love, loss and ultimately, change from twenty-eight female writers including Cheryl Strayed, Hope Edelman and Dani Shapiro. What is it about this place that keeps the dreamers buying one way tickets in, and is it even possible to be a well-adjusted “lifer?

There are great writers present here and I found the essays pretty strong, more often than not, which is the best I can expect of an themed anthology. I still miss that shithole. For some, the birthright is a license to first-world decadence.

Anyone currently living in NYC. This book of essays is filled with brutally honest, compelling personal stories about the great, gleaming, seductive city of New York and the struggle of following your creative vision.


I received an advanced reading copy from Net Galley. But at the end of the trip I was ready to come home, to say goodbye to all that, and thought that perhaps my love affair with the city was over. There’s a longing for that one moment where the stars align before the city changes again. And wrote the intro, an essay, and more.

It just seemed that there was a lot to experience here, as if all you had to do was show up and the city would take care of the rest, making sure you got the education, the maturing, the wising-up you needed. Fascinating insight on the city in the 70s, 80s, and 90s–an ever-transforming place! To ask other readers questions about Goodbye to All Thatplease sign up. Pick up this book if you want the real tp behind life in the Big Apple. They also share the grief that comes when the metropolis loses its magic and the pressures of New York’s frenetic life wear thin on even the most fervent dwellers.

As I got older, especially as I started to teach and write about American literature as a faculty member at a Midwestern university, I dismantled my New York paracosm. I sat reading it at a coffee shop and had to furtively wipe away my tears during the more moving essays goodbyye which there were many.

Be careful about giving this book to current residents because they’ll suddenly have wonderfully vivid anecdotes to rationalize why they should move. After achieving success in their writing careers, the cons of living in New York outweigh the pros. Kimberly Dark Swinging Modern Sounds More about Sari Botton. I recommend this for anyone who: And send them to me i like to read. Writers goodbyw Loving and Leaving New York is a collection of essays from writers who have loved, left and maybe still long for those days when they could write and live in New York.

If you have ever lived in NYC, thought about living there or lived there and left, do yourself a favor and read this book.

This is a rough book to read, if you’ve recently hit the 5 years in New York mark and are contemplating godobye exit, if only to the ‘burbs. Lauren Jonik is a writer and photographer in Brooklyn, NY.

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Nevertheless, as a longtime NYC dweller who has a love-hate relationship with the city, this book resounded with me on so many levels. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But the feeling that New York is the one that got away never fades. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The twenty-eight essays included in this book are inspired by the famous Joan Didion essay of the same name.