My New Orleans, Gone Away (Hardcover)

By Peter M. Wolf

Delphinium, 9781883285562

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

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Praise For My New Orleans, Gone Away

"I adore this book and read it in a kind of dreamy fog, unable to put it down and think of anything else. It strikes just the perfect note for a New Orleans memoir, smart and graceful, with the affectionate heart of a native son and the clear eyes and keen intelligence of a scholar of cities. And it's a very brave book, coming from a man who's struggled and taken risks for his passions. What a lovely way Peter Wolf has found to reconcile his past and present selves!" -Susan Larson, The Reading Life, WWNO


"A heartfelt, intimate, and painfully honest account of the coming of age of one shy boy and of the exotic city he left behind, but will never forget. A story of the courage of breaking away and the "you are there" descriptions of places and people that make the reader part of this narrative of struggle and triumph." -Barbara Goldsmith, Author and Historian


"Peter Wolf’s book is a charming, insightful memoir, which is beautifully written and descriptive of what it was like up to grow up Jewish in New Orleans in the mid-20th century. Peter’s journey from the Big Easy to Exeter, Yale, New York, Paris, and back to New Orleans makes for fascinating reading. His background as a onetime medical student, cotton broker, and student of art history and architecture indicates the breadth and depth of his interests and life experiences. This is a book worth reading for those who enjoy memoirs steeped with interesting people, places and experiences." –Scott Cowen, President, Tulane University


"Peter Wolf has planned communities, and written meaningfully about the importance of place, for much of his life. In New Orleans: Gone Away, you realize where it all comes from, and how powerfully the aura of New Orleans has influenced everything he has done. This book weaves together Wolf's family, his travels, and his career as a writer, art historian, and planner into a story that is personal and intimate, yet addresses something that matters to every one of us: the compelling theme of home, and how all of us are shaped by it." –Paul Goldberger, architecture critic, Pulitzer Prize winner