I’ve been so gratified by the initial response to Meet Me by the Fountain. Reviewers, interviewers, audience members and podcasters are getting what I was trying to do with the book as a whole, and enjoying the numerous quirky personalities and details encountered during the mall’s 70-year lifespan.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of my favorites from the last two weeks.
And there’s more to come!
Carolina Miranda in the Los Angeles Times: How to make malls great again
Kristen Martin in The Atlantic: The Most American Form of Architecture Isn’t Going Anywhere
Aryn Braun in The Economist: Alexandra Lange explores the history of American malls
Olly Wainwright in The Guardian: ‘Those bastard developments’ — why the inventor of the shopping mall denounced his dream
And a reminder: On June 30, I will be in virtual conversation with Dan Haar, sponsored by the Mark Twain House & Museum, at 7PM. This event is free, and you can register here