Gone to New York: Adventures in the City

Gone to New York: Adventures in the City Review

Welcome to Ian Frazier's New York, where every block is an event, and where the denizens are larger than life. Meet landlord extraordinaire Zvi Hugo Segal, and the man who scaled the World Trade Center. Learn the location of Manhattan's antipodes, and meander the length of Route 3 to New Jersey. Like his literary forebears Joseph Mitchell and A. J. Liebling, Frazier makes us fall in love with America's greatest city all over again.

Title:Gone to New York: Adventures in the City
Edition Language:English

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  • Martin

    I'm doubting that this book is really about New York. I've read a few books about cities...city memoirs, I suppose, and I usually walk away with the feeling that I know the city a little bit. This boo...

  • Lindsay

    This was a very interesting read for me...I think anyone could enjoy it, but I also feel that the only people who can truly appreciate Frazier's NYC experiences are those who are very familiar with th...

  • Michael

    Random thoughts, descriptions, observations and few pieces of history about a city; what could be a better read each morning on the bus en route to work. Bags in trees. The obsession with bag removal ...

  • Rebecca

    A quick little read. I think I finished this book in one day. I would hate to buy a book like this, as it’s just a collection of previously published magazine articles. But from the library, sure, w...

  • Allan

    As someone interested in any reportage to do with NYC, this book would have to have been pretty bad for me not to enjoy it. I'd already read extracts from it in Heather Reyes' 'City Picks' book on the...

  • Canice

    My response to each in this collection fell into one of three buckets for me: "Eh, I don't care"; "Hmm, interesting"; and "Gem". Sadly, only a small handful fell into the last bucket -- but those that...

  • Scott

    I read this because I read his Lamentations of the Father in a humor collection and liked it very much. This book was fun to read before a trip to New York - I wandered streets that he mentioned and e...

  • Carl

    Uneven overall, but there are enough gems that it's worth checking out. My personal favorite is the one about Rt. 3 in New Jersey (and not only for the imagery of a New Yorker writer fighting his way ...

  • Colleen

    I have enjoyed the musings of Ian Frazier over the years in the New Yorker and now Outside magazine. So I was surprised when at times I lost interest in this collection. However it does offer a few ge...

  • William

    An uneven collection of essays that nonetheless becomes an engaging portrait of the New York city area as drawn by a transplanted small-town boy....