Which books are most representative of each city?
May 6, 2008 10:21 PM Subscribe
What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region
posted by reenum to writing & language (16 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Inspired by this recent Metafilter post
and blatantly stealing the idea (and some text) from this AskMe post
, I have decided to try and read a book about all of the major cities in the United States and the world. I've seen AskMe's in the past about various cities, such as London and New York.
So: which single book from each city is most revealing of the lifestyle, customs, struggles, and spirit of that nation? I lived in San Francisco a while back, and I would recommend any of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City' books to get a true idea of life in the City.