Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

by Chast, Roz (Author)

ISBN: 9781632869777

The Washington Post 10 Best Graphic Novels of 2017 • New York magazine The Year's Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books • Newsday Best Fall Books • The Verge 10 Best Comics of 2017 • Oklahoman Best Graphic Novels of 2017 New Yorker cartoonist and NYT bestselling author Roz Chast, native Brooklynite- turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan-the daily clash of sidewalk racers and dawdlers, the fascinating range of dress codes, and the priceless, nutty outbursts of souls from all walks of life. For Chast, adjusting to life outside the city was surreal (you can own trees!? you have to drive!?), but she recognized that the reverse was true for her kids. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange visual world of Manhattan-its blackened sidewalk gum wads, those West Side Story–things (fire escapes)-its crazily honeycombed systems and grids. Told through Chast's singularly zany, laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons, Going into Town is part New York stories (the overheard and overseen of the island borough), part personal and practical guide to walking, talking, renting, and venting-an irresistible, one-of-a-kind love letter to the city. Macmillan All Titles Fall 2019

Format: Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, March 2019

Product Dimensions: 7.9 L × 6.5 W × 0.5 H

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