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A New York Memoir by Richard Goodman

By Richard Goodman

A ny Memoir is set a lifestyles lived in ny urban over a interval of thirty years. The memoir starts in 1975, with writer Richard Goodman's arrival in manhattan, an intimidated newcomer. It follows him over the years as he encounters the various awesome humans one meets in ny, whereas harkening again to the muse the town offers, in particular for artists and younger writers. The memoir follows the writer as he witnesses tragedies after which ruminates on ageing in big apple. It tells of the thrill and the problems of dwelling during this extraordinary city.

A manhattan Memoir is, primarily, an extended love letter to the town. like several nice loves, this quantity displays ardour, promise, desire, ache, remorse and, eventually, the author's pride.

This comprises precise tales of affection, paintings, marriage, elevating a toddler, turning into a author, loss of life, and friendship. many of the tales during this attempt ensue there; those who don't are hugely stimulated by means of big apple. the writer has obvious long island at its top and at its worst, whilst used to be it wealthy and freewheeling and whilst it fell on demanding instances and nearly collapsed. he is obvious it grievously wounded, and noticeable it choose itself again up back with assistance from the total global and with its personal unlimited moxie.

this can be a very own tale set opposed to the backdrop of an immense urban of unmatchable power and of sheer, brute authority and proposal. The booklet ends with a protracted remembrance of the author's mom who got here to manhattan after many travails and was once rescued via the town. this is often the tale of Richard Goodman's stumble upon with New York.

**See Richard Goodman learn an excerpt from A big apple Memoir titled, "Elegy for an English Bike," here.


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