The Mission through British eyes

The Mission district of the city: it’s like Camden only with wider roads and more second-hand bookshops.

She means a U.K. Camden, not the one in New Jersey (but I don’t know if she means Camden Town or the London borough of Camden; I’m thinking the former). Anyway, that was Rachel Cooke, writer for the Guardian (U.K.), in a feature on Dave Eggers in which she visits the writer and publisher’s lair on Valencia and finds him warm, modest, and soft-spoken. She covers his entire career, then visits the pirate store, where “I fall into a swoon of happiness.”

1 Comment so far

  1. N (unregistered) on March 15th, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

    Like Camden, but with more burritos? Less mohawks? Could use more eye-patch?
    I guess parallels serve a purpose, but only to those who can relate. Btw, Austin? Is like Portland, but with ICED coffee.

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