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By Richard Goodman

A long island Memoir is ready a existence lived in long island urban over a interval of thirty years. The memoir starts in 1975, with writer Richard Goodman's arrival in long island, an intimidated newcomer. It follows him over the years as he encounters many of the amazing humans one meets in big apple, whereas harkening again to the muse town presents, in particular for artists and younger writers. The memoir follows the writer as he witnesses tragedies after which ruminates on growing old in manhattan. It tells of the fun and the problems of residing during this awesome city.

A long island Memoir is, basically, a protracted love letter to the town. like any nice loves, this quantity displays ardour, promise, desire, soreness, remorse and, finally, the author's pride.

This comprises actual tales of affection, paintings, marriage, elevating a baby, turning into a author, dying, and friendship. lots of the tales during this attempt ensue there; those who don't are hugely encouraged by way of ny. the writer has noticeable long island at its most sensible and at its worst, while used to be it wealthy and freewheeling and whilst it fell on not easy instances and nearly collapsed. he is obvious it grievously wounded, and visible it decide itself again up back with assistance from the whole global and with its personal unlimited moxie.

this can be a very own tale set opposed to the backdrop of an incredible urban of unmatchable power and of sheer, brute authority and idea. The publication ends with an extended remembrance of the author's mom who got here to big apple after many travails and used to be rescued through the town. this is often the tale of Richard Goodman's come upon with New York.

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


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