This is San Francisco (the ups, downs, ins and outs of the city by the bay) by Alexander Barrett

This is San Francisco (the ups, downs, ins and outs of the city by the bay) by Alexander Barrett

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In the same vein as his other evocative love letter to Portland, This Is Portland, Alexander Barrett again plays quirky tour guide in This is San Francisco.

Distilling the charm of San Francisco into colorful, illustrated pages, he reveals the city's magic in this good-humored, earnest homage.

This isn't a guide book that will tell you where to stay or what to eat; rather, it's an invitation from a friend to come along on a walk down one of San Francisco's historic streets, up one of its urban staircases, or along its many shorelines.

Through thoughtful and funny anecdotes, essays, and illustrations, Barrett takes you on a journey through one of America's most famous cities and makes you wish you were right there with him.

About the Author

Alexander Barrett is a creative for Google living in San Francisco. From 2010 to 2011, he lived in Portland, Oregon. He would have loved to stay, but he had to find a job. Please forgive him. He spends his time writing, drawing, and putting funny things on the internet. Check out his website at AlexanderBarrett.com.


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