ROZ CHAST is known for her hilarious, more-than-slightly-neurotic cartoons for The New
Yorker, her publishing home since 1978. But it was New York City itself that saw her birth, in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, saw her grow into a New York Times bestselling author and then watched as she departed, with her husband, to raise their kids in the Connecticut suburbs.
Here, in her new graphic-memoir, Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York, published last week by Bloomsbury USA, is her thank-you note to the city of her birth and inspiration. It was her kids’ wonder at the alien world of Manhattan that allowed her to see the city from fresh eyes. And gave us the gift of this new work.
Chast will appear at Politics and Prose Friday, October 13 at 7pm.