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By Richard Goodman

A manhattan Memoir is set a existence lived in long island urban over a interval of thirty years. The memoir starts off in 1975, with writer Richard Goodman's arrival in manhattan, an intimidated newcomer. It follows him over the years as he encounters the various striking humans one meets in ny, whereas harkening again to the muse town presents, specially for artists and younger writers. The memoir follows the writer as he witnesses tragedies after which ruminates on growing older in long island. It tells of the thrill and the problems of residing during this notable city.

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

This contains actual tales of affection, paintings, marriage, elevating a toddler, changing into a author, demise, and friendship. many of the tales during this attempt occur there; those who don't are hugely inspired via long island. the writer has obvious big apple at its top 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 noticeable it choose itself again up back with the aid of the total global and with its personal unlimited moxie.

this can be a very own tale set opposed to the backdrop of a huge urban of unmatchable strength and of sheer, brute authority and notion. The e-book ends with a protracted remembrance of the author's mom who got here to big apple after many travails and was once rescued by means of town. this can be the tale of Richard Goodman's come across with New York.

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

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