GalleyCrush: I Came All This Way to Meet You

by Staff

Today’s GalleyCrush is Jami Attenberg’s I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home, forthcoming from Ecco on January 11, 2022.

Perfect pitch: “From New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a dazzling memoir about unlocking and embracing her creativity—and how it saved her life.”

First line: “For a long time, I worked day jobs that were different from the one I have now.”

Book buzz: “A wise and witty glimpse behind the travels and travails of one of our most beloved contemporary novelists. I Came All This Way to Meet You brims with humor, humility, pathos, and intelligence. I gulped down every page and finished sated, as if I’d spent a long weekend with a dear friend.” —Melissa Febos

Cover credit: Elizabeth Yaffe

Book notes: Hardcover, memoir, 272 pages.

Author bio: Jami Attenberg is the author of a story collection, Instant Love, and several novels, including All This Could Be Yours and The Middlesteins, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.