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Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NY
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 PM
Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
Hosted by editor Sari Botton
Featuring readings and stories by contributors and other New Yorkers including Elisa Albert, Ruth Curry, Marcy Dermansky, Stephen Elliott, Nick Flynn, Brian Macaluso, and Emily St. John Mandel
In 1968, Joan Didion wrote an essay called “Goodbye to All That,” a work of such candid and penetrating prose that it soon became the gold standard for personal essays. Like no other story before it, Didion’s tale of loving and leaving New York captured the mesmerizing allure Manhattan has always had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits. In Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, 28 women writers take up Didion’s literary legacy by sharing their own stories about New York. Editor Sari Botton hosts contributors, as well as fellow New York writers, who share the stories of their own love/hate relationships with New York.