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From the first moment I picked up this book I was engulfed and enthralled.
It could well be that with their privileged genetic inheritance, they were simply meant to become the extraordinary children the author makes them out to be.
Gopnick gave up an excellent life writing about Paris for the New Yorker to return to New York and upper middle-class life.
Love the author's sense of what is important in life. Tugs at your heart strings and shares many details about life in America's greatest city. Very insightful.Published 6 months ago by Cecil
He brings the unique things he chooses to write about close enough to touch. He finds the unusual and gives it to us as a lovely, gently-coaxed-into-full-picture verbal display. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Clothilde
I have finished this book at 3:19 in the morning sharing with Adam Gopnik the early morning/late night hours of his last essay here. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tama Hochbaum
New York, New York, it's a wonderful town. The Bronx is up and the People are down. Well, at least some of them. Not Gopnick and family, however. Read morePublished 21 months ago by ilprofessore
J. P. Donleavy once wrote a hilarious novel titled A FAIRY TALE OF NEW YORK, and I suspect that Adam Gopnik's masterpiece could be just as aptly titled. Read morePublished 23 months ago by R. Russell Bittner
Every now and than I hear someone say... "you can't raise children in New York City." Or... "why would you want to?" Boy, do they have it all wrong. Read morePublished on May 30, 2012 by Michael-Bruce
If you grew up in a small town, you now live in a small town or in a small city and you ever wondered about New York City like me and what it would be like to live there, stop... Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by Grant
Gopnik and his wife decide to move with their family from Paris back home to New York City. The chapters of the book consist of little stories about Gopnik's kids, about life in... Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Debnance at Readerbuzz
When Gopnik quoted Isabel March, a character in William Dean Howell's "A Hazaard of New Fortunes" (1890) saying "In New York, you can do anything," I remembered Beatrice Webb's... Read morePublished on April 15, 2011 by Bruce Swanson