Author: Sari Botton
Publisher: Seal Press
Published: October 8,2013
Source: review copy on Netgalley
This nonfiction book is a compilations of short essays about living and (some) leaving New York City. Each essay talks about how the writer came to live in New York. They describe their experiences and the final decision on whether or not to stay in New York City.
I have a great fascination with New York City. I think a lot of people do. One of the fascinations is about what it would be like to live there. I have never lived there and probably never will (due to the high cost of living), but still want to know what it would be like. This book helps provide a good insight into that. I enjoyed the fact that some of the people had a great experience, some not so great, and some just down right rocky. Most of the authors I hadn’t heard of. However, all were compelling to read. I found I wanted to read one more essay each night.
I didn’t end up loving all of the essays, but I think that is standard with a compilation book. Some were graphic and I just couldn’t relate, but most were enjoyable.
If you have a fascination with New York City or have lived there before, definitely check this one out.