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San Francisco has always been a maverick among American cities. It’s a city that has changed vastly over time, shapeshifting to become something different for every generation. Over the years, millions of people have loved to call San Francisco home, yet gentrification and the radical cost of living have compelled many to consider leaving.


These wonderfully varied essays chronicle the impact of the tech industry invasion and capture the lasting imprint of 1960s counterculture, as well as the fight to preserve the art, music, and other creative movements that make the City by the Bay so special. The End of the Golden Gate includes tales of living in one of the most mesmerizing cities in the world from writers like:

GARY KAMIYA

MARGARET CHO

W. KAMAU BELL

MICHELLE TEA

BETH LISICK

DANIEL HANDLER

BONNIE TSUI

ALYSIA ABBOTT

PETER COYOTE

ALIA VOLZ

JOHN LAW

AND MANY MORE

This beautifully written collection is for anyone considering moving to San Francisco, wishing to relive the magic of the city, or experiencing the sadness of leaving the Bay—and, ultimately, for anyone who needs a reminder of why we stay.

About Gary Kamiya

Gary Kamiya is the award-winning author of Cool Gray City of Love and Spirits of San Francisco. Kamiya writes the history column “Portals of the Past” for the San Francisco Chronicle. He was a cofounder and executive editor of Salon and the executive editor of San Francisco Magazine.

 

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