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10 thoughts on “The Place You Love Is Gone Progress Hits Home

  1. Julia Julia says:

    This book is absolutely beautiful It is extraordinarily well written and captures the essence of finding that a place of importance to you has been done away with in the name of progress I literally wept while reading this bookHolbrook utilizes uotes as epitaphs and weaves them throughout her narrative Though she is writing about places that hold importance to her one needn't have lived in Akron OH or Hoboken NJ to understand her grief at losing pieces of her past I highly recommend reading this if you are at all interested in or concerned with the loss of earth's spaces


  2. Joel Joel says:

    This is a beautiful and haunting book It was recommended to me as a book about nostalgia which it is It’s also a book about the places we love and what it’s like to lose them I had to read this slowly sometimes so that I could savor the ideas and other times so that I could process the memories that the book brought up This book is as sublime as a perfect sunset a rare and special thing that is gone too soon


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book was too warm and fuzzy for me I could not hook up with the overly friendly collouial tone that suggests reader and writer are buddy buddy “Skyscrapers – why Akron has ‘em”“Impending loss Knowing for sure that loss is coming and prophylactically mourning it A poetry that was lost; ‘beloved voices now silent’ Man I was anticipating it from way before I knew what it meant”“Nothing can approach them; they are just like life They define life” “I can’t help it if I want to live in the past It’s my past the time forty years ago when there was still some wide open space into which to insert some dreaming”Have I mentioned that I dislike the exclamation mark? I doFurther if there’s anything that irritates me it’s writers referring to themselves in the third person unless they're insane I like to believe it’s not happening But it is“Thirty five years ago a certain demented daughter”“One of these forlorn figures wore an oversized black herringbone man’s coat with the cuffs turned back”What is it about personal third person references that irk me so much? I wish I knew; it must have to do with the presumption I’m ready to swallow someone’s own version of themselves or a sense that the speaker has done way too much navel gazing I’ll have to research thisSome verbs when mixed with collouial diction come off like fussy dress up verbs eg bewail opine and bemoan Lament would have been a welcome respite We’ve got this going on tooFor me the author went too heavy on referencing poetry essays etc When the lyrics of Chrissie Hynde’s “Ohio” showed up in full it was almost too much for me No not almost It was too much Not that I don’t like the song It just seemed what gratuitous? Or like nailing a point home that already had an icepick in itBristled I couldn’t keep from nit picking For example – “Akron preferred its food with a white accent or if colored primary like Lucky Charms” Listen folks Lucky Charms are not primary colors If you remember the ad they’re “pink hearts yellow moons orange stars green clovers” And besides that those marshmallow charms are pastel which cannot be primary Sorry I’m growing very small I know I would like to be big heartedYou can see it tortured me to continue I put the book aside I found it repetitive and gushy After the first segment on Akron which through no fault of its own I now officially hate I was still waiting for the book to start Where’s the sad? I want the melancholy The grave The haunted The serious Not just shiny nostalgiaBut hey great cover And if you cut the book down to a four page essay extricating the crap and exclamation marks or turned it into a lyrical poem probably I’d like it


  4. Angela Angela says:

    This book is so profound and well written that I actually took notes while reading it I read paragraphs twice and thought about the essence of each statement I could see this used as a text in sociology and especially urban anthropology An entire class could revolve around onerous nomenclatureYou do not have to be a past resident of Akron or New Jersey to appreciate the meaning of this book although I had so many yes I love that place moments when reading about my hometown I came to realize just how important those places of my youth are to me those vestiges of my former self Are they there to this day or are they a WalMart? It's always a Walmart I especially like this part imagine you wedding at the end of the birch allee This is where I always dreamed of getting married as a child This is where I came back to to get married


  5. Heather Heather says:

    I enjoyed this much once I realized it was really a personal memoir rather than a factual historical account of a place or rather 3 different places I originally picked the book up because the author like me grew up in Northeastern Ohio and then moved to New York City in her early 20s The Ohio section baffled me because she experienced her 1960s 1970s childhood years there as completely idyllic with a total sense of belonging and seemingly without economic struggle emotional alienation or really any kind of sadness at all Kind of the exact opposite of my experience and of many of my Ohio expatiate friends Suddenly this happy and secure child grows up to be a disaffected bordering on depressed 20 something living just outside of NYC in Hoboken NJ working in publishing and hanging out a punk clubs in the early 1980s There are lots of unexpected diversions and musings throughout the book The last section on the Catskills region of New York contains the most objective historical information while simultaneously exploring the author's ideas about sustainability and environmentalism It sounds like a bunch of very separate threads but the personal observations manage to tie it all together


  6. Stephen Stephen says:

    2007 wrote A good follow up to the previous book read Saving America's Treasures Subtitled Progress Hits Home this book tracks various ways progress has erased our cultural identity The subject has intrigued me since I saw a graveyard standing in the middle of a mini mall parking lot down in Maryland about 5 years back It wasn't the only example I was to see in life This book spotlights how people's hometowns are whipped clean by progress be it by commercialism or by flooding towns to create reservoirs This book hits home as one of the chapters describes the flooding of towns in the Catskills that I have often heard my grandfather and parents talk of playing and adventuring in I have often been pointed to the middle of a lake to descrinbe my family's past And this the reason so many people can't come to terms with their own past or their ancestors The writing is amazing fiery and fierce and angry but somehow loving and sweet Courageous Honest 2009 Still Brillant


  7. Liz Liz says:

    This book is really three separate stories about the meaning and the importance of home and the impact of change and progress Part one is about the author's youth in Akron but also speaks poetically and nostalgically about the meaning of home and the pain of seeing places you love disappear and change Part two is a straightforward story about the author's time in Hoboken as a young adult which she manages to be nostalgic for despite how difficult and dreary that home was Great references to Maxwells The final part mostly gives an historical account of all the cities upstate from NYC that were flooded for the creation of the city's reservoirs Imagine your entire town being wiped out and replaced by a lakeThough I found the nostalgic heart string pulling a bit over the top in part one I really loved this book and the way it made me yearn for all the homes and places I've known and loved


  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    Overall a beautiful and dense look at place how we are defined by it and the soul ache caused by the intrusion of modern life into nature and the landscapes of our childhood Strongly environmentalist which is a genre which has my sympathies but in which I do not read widely I very much liked her reflections on the perfection of the untrammeled spaces in her suburban childhood but I started to lose sympathy with her in the drowned towns section although I loved all the concrete factual evidence here as Pierson is clearly a transplant and moderately wealthy interloper in this community but she refuses to acknowledge her own gentrifying presence in the landscape


  9. Dalton Dalton says:

    The main character is Melissa Holbrook Pierson and she love to explore She needs to find her sister and figure out what happened to their house She needs to look around the house to find evidences of what happened to her sister She has to go throw her over grown house and find hided rooms to try to find her sister She needs to get clues to find good souls to replace the bad souls in her life She has to get out of the house before she is trap forever If you want to know then read the book


  10. Amanda Amanda says:

    This is on my top 5 favorite books of all time It says everything my soul wants to say about attachment to places why I hate so called progress and the need to curb consumerism of land of place etc Absolute therapy for me when another developer wins against history andor the environment Written by a sociologist not a preservationist so there is analysis of reasonings and emotions Excellent She's perhaps a little cheesy in parts but I over look that


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