|Publisher:||Bloomsbury USA||Published:||October 3rd 2017|
From the #1NYT bestselling author ofCan't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir--a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it.
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 "thoseWest Side Story-things" (fire escapes). Their wonder inspiredGoing 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.
Roz Chastgrew up in Brooklyn. Her cartoons began appearing in theNew Yorkerin 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She wrote and illustrated the #1NYT bestseller (100+ weeks)Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award;What I Hate: From A to Z; and her cartoon collectionsThe Party, After You LeftandTheories of Everything.