Going into town: a love letter to New York
Washington Post "10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year" New York Magazine "The Year's Most Giftable Coffee Table Books" Newsday "Best Fall Books" The Verge "The Ten Best Comics of the Year" An Indie Next Pick Winner of the New York City Book Award From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? , Roz Chast, an "absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical" (AP) illustrated ode/guide/thank-you to Manhattan.
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)--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.
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|Grouping Title||going into town a love letter to new york|
|Grouping Author||chast roz|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-19 04:47:34AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 04:52:21AM|
|available_at_aacpl||Annapolis Library, Broadneck Library, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, Edgewater Library, Glen Burnie Library, Linthicum Library, Severna Park Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Annapolis Library - Adult Graphic Novels, Broadneck Library - Adult Graphic Novels, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Graphic Novels, Edgewater Library - Adult Graphic Novels, Glen Burnie Library - Adult Graphic Novels, Linthicum Library - Adult Graphic Novels, Severna Park Library - Adult Graphic Novels|
|display_description||"For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and 'those West Side Story-things' (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired 'Going into Town,' part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons"--Amazon.com.|
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|itype_aacpl||Adult General Fiction|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Annapolis Library, Broadneck Library, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, Edgewater Library, Glen Burnie Library, Linthicum Library, Severna Park Library|
|record_details||ils:a1391387|Graphic Novel|Books||English|Bloomsbury,|2017.|169 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|subject_facet||Comics (Graphic works), Graphic novels, Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Caricatures and cartoons, New York (N.Y.) -- Caricatures and cartoons|
|title_display||Going into town a love letter to New York|
|title_full||Going into town [graphic nonfiction] : a love letter to New York / Roz Chast|
|title_short||Going into town|
|title_sub||a love letter to New York|