Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology
Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology

Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology

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240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9780997774269

Rights: WOR

Belt Publishing (Nov 2016)

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Overview

Buffalo is a magical place to be and this anthology walks the reader through the decades. The newness of the city is electrifying and sits atop a glorious history of power, disappointment, artistic flair, racial injustice and spicy chicken wings—and Buffalo has the Niagara Falls in its backyard. Told through the eyes of more than 65 artists, writers, and residents, the essays will give readers a feel of the city, its good and bad sides, and why many people love calling Buffalo their home. The contributors include: Lauren Belfer, Wolf Blitzer, Marv Levy, John Lombardo, Mary Ramsey, Robby Takac, and many more.

Reviews

"A vast, imaginative construction full of humor and heartache, genius and stupidity, grandeur and decay and renaissance. Church bells and meat raffles, the East Side and the Broadway Market, racism, the courage of immigrants old and new—they're all here . . . In this epic and essential volume, as Jody K. Biehl writes in her beautiful introduction, 'Buffalo's scrappy weirdness endures.'"  —Mick Cochrane, author, The Girl Who Threw Butterflies

"The Buffalo Anthology is the stuff that dreams are made of, covering a broad range of Buffalo experiences, for good and ill. Not another exercise in blind boosterism, the collection fearlessly notes the dark side of an ethnically and racially divided town, of glory days fading as the tax base evaporates, of history ripped down for the paltriest of motives. Buffalo on the rise deserves this smart and well-written song to itself."  —Michael Healy, TV executive, movie writer, producer

"Right Here, Right Now is absolutely one of the best books about Buffalo ever created—a genuinely essential book to be put on the same shelf as Lauren Belfer's City of Light and Verklyn Klinkenborg's The Last Fine Time and very few others. No literate Buffalo home should be without one."  — Buffalo News

Author Biography

Jody K. Biehl is the director of the journalism program at the University at Buffalo and the former editor for Der Spiegel magazine in Berlin. She lives in Buffalo, New York.