17 x 13.5 x 1 inches
PLEASE NOTE: There Have Been and Will Be Many San Franciscos orders are made to order starting in February 2022, and will take approximately 2-4 weeks to ship.
offset printing, screw post binding
cut in-house, open edition/all unique (each book is cut and sheared to be a different shape)
I feel extremely lucky to have grown up in San Francisco — to have
been raised on liberal politics, health food and the local science
museum. Every day I moved through neighborhoods that operated in
different languages, over beautiful hills and past colorful victorians. But
like everyone else, I have deep and mixed feelings about the place I’m
from. It’s loaded with memories and associations, and now, San Francisco
is going through a particularly fraught and vulgar period. I feel
disconnected from the new culture of the place, but I’m still in love with
the buildings, the fog horns, the smell of the air, and the views from
various public steps.
I used to criticize the city for being stagnant and now I lament how much
it is changing. You really can’t ever get it quite right with the place
This book a love letter to San Francisco — to all its good parts and good
people and the peculiarity that runs all the way to its center. It’s also my
way of making peace with the fact that the same place will always be
different. You can’t step in the same river twice.
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