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Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

After finishing John Ross' epic about Mexico City, I arrive to Kotlowitz's brief homage to Chicago. The stories, people, and places he tells us about are all terrific. But they are prefaced by some ... Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

Kotlowitz does a great job of introducing us to the story of Chicago through interviews he does with several native Chicagoans, including a retired steelworker who became a union leader, a street ... Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Heather Mayes - Goodreads

It was a One Book One Northwestern pick last year. It wasn't bad--just not much to it. It did make me want to go to Manny's, despite the lack of vegetarian food, which I didn't make it to during the ... Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Casey - Goodreads

I liked the idea of this book: exploring the hidden parts of Chicago through the stories of its residents. As a Chicagoan, I'm aware that my Chicago is white, middle class, and fairly geographically ... Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

Chicago is probably my favorite American city, so when I saw this book about the people of this often overlooked metropolis, I couldn't resist. I expected to read stories from a variety of ... Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

Really liked this! I want to go to Manny's on the South Side now and spend more time in Albany Park (did not know anything about AP before I started reading this book. Very interesting history!). Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

If nothing else, lovers of Chicago and well-written prose will enjoy the first chapter, which shares the book's title and is essentially a 14-page homage to the city. Each chapter focuses on a ... Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

Despite its brief length and seeming randomness of content, this collection of stories about Chicago neighborhoods (as filtered through some of their inhabitants) was just right in tone and style. At ... Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

A short, interesting read about the character of Chicago, with a smattering of cultural diversity covered in different areas of Chicago. He interviews interesting people and shares their stories. Something about this author that makes for a pleasant read. He seems to genuinely enjoy people. Read full review

Review: Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

As a native, I really enjoyed the accounts by real people who live in many of the never-really-talked-about Chicago neighborhoods (and hey, bonus - he includes the suburbs too!). I wonder how many ... Read full review

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