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Title:
Places I stopped on the way home : a memoir of chaos and grace
Author:
Fee, Meg, author.
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Publication Information:
London : Icon Books Ltd, 2018.
Physical Description:
xv, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
"In Places I Stopped on the Way Home, Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City--from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere to finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village. Weaving together her joys and sorrows, expectations and uncertainties, aspirations and realities, the result is an exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope. Join Meg on her heart-wrenching journey, as she cuts the difficult path to finding herself and finding home."--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781785783036
Format :
Book

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Sometimes I think of how I will describe New York to my children. I will tell them that the city was in so many ways, and for such a long time, the best and worst thing about my life. That it was a sort of perpetual question in pursuit of an answer. And that in attempting to answer it, I turned and faced myself.

In Places I Stopped on the Way Home , Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City- from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere to finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village.

Weaving together her joys and sorrows, expectations and uncertainties, aspirations and realities, the result is an exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope. Join Meg on her heart-wrenching journey, as she cuts the difficult path to finding herself and finding home.


Author Notes

Meg Fee is a Texas-born writer who spent her formative adult years in NYC. In 2017 she said goodbye to New York to pursue a Master of Public Policy at Duke University.

megfee.com | @meg_fee


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Disclaimerp. xv
The West Villagep. 1
The A Trainp. 9
Lincoln Centerp. 11
66th Streetp. 19
Upper West Sidep. 25
Central Parkp. 31
On Homep. 35
Hell's Kitchenp. 37
The Metropolitan Museum of Artp. 41
Infinitiesp. 45
Williamsburgp. 49
West 10th Streetp. 55
On Home, IIp. 59
Tribecap. 61
John F. Kennedy International Airportp. 67
Bryant Parkp. 75
West 4th Streetp. 83
Thompson Streetp. 85
Avenue of the Americasp. 99
The D Trainp. 101
Vinegar Hill, Brooklynp. 105
Harlemp. 109
East 48th Streetp. 125
118th Streetp. 129
North Salemp. 131
57th and Thirdp. 133
Lispenard Streetp. 139
16th Streetp. 145
Where Bleecker Meets University Placep. 149
South Bend, Indianap. 153
On Home, IIIp. 165
Parisp. 167
New Yorkp. 175
119th and Fredrick Douglass Boulevardp. 179
Hudson Streetp. 183
On Home, IVp. 187
Manhattan Avenuep. 189
On Home, Vp. 191
93rd and Madisonp. 193
You Are Herep. 197
St. Patrick's Cathedralp. 201
Thanksp. 203
Resourcesp. 205