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Not long after Adam Gopnik returned to New York at the end of 2000 with his wife and two small children, they witnessed one of the great and tragic events of the city’s history. In his sketches and glimpses of people and places, Gopnik builds a portrait of our altered New York: the changes in manners, the way children are raised, our plans for and accounts of ourselves, and how life moves forward after tragedy. Rich with Gopnik’s signature charm, wit, and joie de vivre, here is the most under-examined corner of the romance of New York: our struggle to turn the glamorous metropolis that seduces us into the home we cannot imagine leaving.

Synopsis:

The author of Paris to the Moon describes the author's fall 2000 move from Paris back to New York with his family in a series of essays that profile the teachers, therapists, coaches, friends, adversaries, and others who make up their extended urban family and describe their new home, the impact of 9/11, real estate, and the meaning of life. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of National Magazine Awards for Essays and for Criticism and winner of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. Raised in Montreal, Gopnik lived in Paris from 1995 to 2000, and now lives in New York with his wife and their two children.

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Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986, and his work for the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism as well as the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. He broadcasts regularly for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and is the author of the article on the culture of the United States in the last two editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica. From 1995 to 2000, Gopnik lived in Paris. He now lives in New York with his wife, Martha Parker, and their two children, Luke and Olivia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307491909
Subtitle:
A Home in New York
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Gopnik, Adam
Author:
Adam Gopnik
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Regional Subjects - MidAtlantic
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New York City
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Americana -- New York
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071106
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Travel » North America » United States » Mid Atlantic States

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Product details 336 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307491909 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of Paris to the Moon describes the author's fall 2000 move from Paris back to New York with his family in a series of essays that profile the teachers, therapists, coaches, friends, adversaries, and others who make up their extended urban family and describe their new home, the impact of 9/11, real estate, and the meaning of life. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of National Magazine Awards for Essays and for Criticism and winner of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. Raised in Montreal, Gopnik lived in Paris from 1995 to 2000, and now lives in New York with his wife and their two children.

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