Did you get your copy of The Lonely City?
And a surprise announcement.
Hey all. First, a little update. After that, a surprise.
So I promised myself I’d start on The Lonely City tonight, just trying to tie up any loose ends before I started to turn my attention to it. I’ve got my copy, but for those of you that don’t, I’ve been in touch with a few bookstores to make sure they’d be able to get copies. Michael at Books Are Magic assured me they could get copies, but if you aren’t in Brooklyn, reach out to your local indie and see if they can get you one. Most places are shipping, so it shouldn’t be tough.
And now on to the cool news that is Olivia caught wind of this and has offered to do a video of some sort for the club. I’m thinking before we do the meet up we could possibly submit some questions to her and have them answer them in the video.
Anyway, if you’re still on the fence about the book, here’s what BrainPickings said about it: “an extraordinary more-than-memoir; a sort of memoir-plus-plus, partway between Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk and the diary of Virginia Woolf; a lyrical account of wading through a period of self-expatriation, both physical and psychological, in which Laing paints an intimate portrait of loneliness as “‘a populated place: a city in itself.’”
OK. Happy Friday. I hope you’re all doing well in these weird times. It can be hard at times, but it’ll get better. Also, something I was thinking, if there is anybody in the service industry that has been affected by this and has some extra time on their hands after losing their gig, I’ll gladly buy a few copies of The Lonely City if they want to join.
Keep your heads up.