2003_9_colossus.jpgGothamist has been reading Colson Whitehead's new book of essays, Colossus of New York, and we might need to make it our official book. Whitehead, who wrote The Intuitionist and John Henry Days, the books is a collection of essays about New York - essentially a love letter in thirteen parts to New York. An excerpt:

No matter how long you have been here, you are a New Yorker the first time you say, That used to be Munsey's, or That used to be the Tic Toc Lounge. That before the internet cafe plugged itself in, you got your shoes resoled in the mom-and-pop operation that used to be there. You are a New Yorker when what was there before is more real and solid than what is here now.

And the cover's graphic skyline looks like our own little logo.

More about Colson Whitehead from Collegium.