Goodbye to All That

Writers on Loving and Leaving New York

Author: Sari Botton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580054951

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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From Roxane Gay to Cheryl Strayed, 28 groundbreaking writers share their visceral, heart-bending stories about the everlasting magic-and unavoidable misery-of living in New York City In 1967, Joan Didion wrote an essay called Goodbye to All That, a work of such candid and penetrating prose that it soon became the gold standard for personal essays. Like no other story before it, Didion's tale of loving and leaving New York captured the mesmerizing allure Manhattan has always had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits. In this captivating collection, 28 writers take up Didion's literary legacy by sharing their own New York stories. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discovered-the crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be. 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 friends move away, rents soar, and love-still- remains just out of reach, each writer's goodbye to New York is singular and universal, like New York itself. With Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, Emma Straub, Ann Hood, and more.

Never Can Say Goodbye

Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

Author: Sari Botton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476784434

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City. The “charming” (The New York Times) first anthology Goodbye to All That—inspired by Joan Didion’s classic essay about loving and leaving Manhattan—chronicled the difficulties and disappointments inherent in loving New York, while Never Can Say Goodbye is a celebration of the city that never sleeps, in the tradition of E.B. White’s classic essay, “Here Is New York.” Featuring contributions from such luminaries as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Nick Flynn, Adelle Waldman, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Amy Sohn, and many others, this collection of essays is a must-have for every lover of New York—regardless of whether or not you call the Big Apple home.

Scratch

Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

Author: Manjula Martin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501134590

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay their dues and count themselves lucky to be published. You should never quit your day job, but your ultimate goal should be to quit your day job. It’s an endless, confusing, and often controversial conversation that, despite our bare-it-all culture, still remains taboo. In Scratch, Manjula Martin has gathered interviews and essays from established and rising authors to confront the age-old question: how do creative people make money? As contributors including Jonathan Franzen, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Nick Hornby, Susan Orlean, Alexander Chee, Daniel Jose Older, Jennifer Weiner, and Yiyun Li candidly and emotionally discuss money, MFA programs, teaching fellowships, finally getting published, and what success really means to them, Scratch honestly addresses the tensions between writing and money, work and life, literature and commerce. The result is an entertaining and inspiring book that helps readers and writers understand what it’s really like to make art in a world that runs on money—and why it matters. Essential reading for aspiring and experienced writers, and for anyone interested in the future of literature, Scratch is the perfect bookshelf companion to On Writing, Never Can Say Goodbye, and MFA vs. NYC.

Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon to be on Fire

Essays

Author: Liza Monroy

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1619028581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Liza Monroy’s new book is collection of deeply personal essays that tackle the universal themes of romantic and familial love, fate and chance, all told in a humorous and intelligent manner that keeps the reader yearning for more. Created in the wake of Liza's popular essays– including her piece for the Modern Love column in the New York Times — Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon To Be On Fire chronicles Liza's many misadventures in her quest for love. These misadventures span a variety of countries and a variety of men, all bound together under the watchful eye of her eccentric, single mother, a profiler for the U.S. State Department, who is soon using her professional aptitude to weed out the men in her daughter’s path. Filled with quirky details and archetypal characters from our everyday lives, with stories that are both wildly hilarious and deeply heartfelt, Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon To Be On Fire is both a vulnerably open testament to Liza's personal experiences and an intriguing work that confronts the odds of finding love and intimacy in the increasingly depersonalized world of technology.

The Marriage Act

The Risk I Took to Keep My Best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love

Author: Liza Monroy

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619023652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“Monroy captures the mysterious essence of what tugs at our hearts, what makes certain human relationships love affairs, friendships, partnerships.” —Interview Magazine After her traditional engagement to her high school sweetheart falls apart, Liza Monroy faced the prospect of another devastating loss: the deportation of her best friend Emir. Desperate to stay in America, Emir has tried every legal recourse to obtain a green card knowing that his return to the Middle East—where gay men are often beaten and sometimes killed—is too dangerous. So Liza proposes to Emir in efforts to keep him safe and by her side. After a fast wedding in Las Vegas, the couple faces new adventures and obstacles in both L.A. and New York City as they dodge the INS. Their relationship is compounded further by the fact that Liza’s mother works for the State Department preventing immigration fraud. Through it all, Liza and Emir must contend with professional ambition, adversity, and heartbreak and eventually learn the true lessons of companionship and devotion. This marriage that was not a marriage, in the end, really was. The Marriage Act is a timely and topical look at the changing face of marriage in America and speaks to the emergent generation forming bonds outside of tradition—and sometimes even outside the law. “Despite its breezy style, Monroy’s provocative memoir offers more emotional food for thought than can possibly be digested in one sitting . . . The book is bright. It’s chatty. But Monroy manages to deliver a hefty emotional wallop.” —Booklist, starred review

Women

Author: Chloe Caldwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989695015

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Fiction. WOMEN is a novella about falling in love with a woman, about loving women, about being a woman. It is a novella about a mother and a daughter. A novella about female friendships that blur the line of romance. A novella about a woman who, after having her first sexual relationship with a woman, goes on a series of (comical) OK Cupid dates with other women. A novella about a woman in her twenties who doesn't know if she's gay or straight or bi. A novella about falling in love and having your heart broken and figuring out what to do next. The book is an urgent recall of heartbreak, of a stark identity in crisis.

Get Out of My Crotch

21 Writers Respond to America's War on Women's Rights/Reproductive Health

Author: Kim Wyatt,Sari Botton

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1936511061

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 236

View: 7849

We are witnessing the patriarchy’s last gasp, and it’s not going down without a fight. Using legislation, language, and women’s own silence, it seeks to return us to a time when choice and self-determination were not options. In this collection, twenty-one fearless writers examine reproductive rights, access to health care, violence against women, and the rise of rape apologists in the twenty-first-century United States. Illuminating intersections of gender, class, and race, these stories speak to the challenges women routinely face, the attempts to undermine their rights, and the deliberate, systemic erosion of their agency and existence as equals. It’s time to revisit what’s at stake, what could still be lost, and why we must continually fight for equality and freedom for all. Roxane Gay • The Alienable Rights of Women Betty MacDonald • Before Roe v. Wade Katha Pollitt Remember • Savita Halappanavar Dolores P. • Ask an Abortion Provider Sari Botton • Confessions of a Good Girl Addy Robinson McCulloch • Three Heresies Tara Murtha • Ripple Effect Sarah Mirk • Lucky Breaks and Little Miracles Kari O’Driscoll • A Mile in Their Shoes Martha Bayne • Knocked Over: On Biology, Magical Thinking, and Choice Janet Frishberg • Endo Mira Ptacin • Un-Bearing J. Victoria Sanders • Grown-Woman Swagger s.e. smith • Justice for All Camille Hayes • The Great Leap Backward Rebecca K. O’Connor • Birdsong and Gunshot Lidia Yuknavitch • Explicit Violence Elissa Bassist • Caffeine-Free Rape Kevin Sampsell • I Know Who You Raped Last Summer Kate Sheppard • Don’t Know Much About Biology Rebecca Cohen • Binders Full of Women: Episode 1, The Story of Mary & Bill

Harper's Bazaar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dressmaking

Page: N.A

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