Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York Review

From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir--a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/ thank-you note to Manhattan.

A native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, Roz Chast 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)--and 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.

Title:Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • If you love Roz Chast, or New York and have perhaps developed a soft spot for graphic art books ......secretly knowing “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant” is when your love, appreciati...

  • This is a charming love letter to New York City from cartoonist Roz Chast. I had liked her previous book, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” and was thrilled she had written another ...

  • I just read indie comix artist Julia Wertz’s Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, and was reminded of other love letters to NYC I have read in recent ye...

  • My introduction to graphic novels was the funny and deeply moving memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? It was very good. This book was more guidebook than love letter. It is clear th...

  • Roz Chast grew up in Brooklyn (before it became trendy) in the same neighborhood that I did; in fact, we even attended the same high school. So I laughed out loud when she describes the destiny she av...

  • So many reasons to love this book! Roz Chast for one - her humor, her fabulous illustrations and her intimacy with her subject. NYC for another - what's not to love! I got half-way through and deemed ...

  • Less personal than "Can't we..." so if you're expecting something cathartic you'll be disappointed. It's really a Manhattan travel guide but just focusing on whatever Chast thinks is important. I'd ge...

  • I wish I had read Roz Chast’s “Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York” before my recent trip to New York City! While not a guide book in the strictest sense, there is actually a lot of infor...

  • a gift from my dad...

  • Cartoonist Roz Chast - whose work has appeared often the The New Yorker and in previously published books - seemed to strike gold in her last book of cartoons, "Can't We Talk About Something More Plea...