A book cover depicting a bird flying over hills towards the golden gate bridge

This is San Francisco: The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of the City by the Bay

by Alexander Barrett

Unlike many guidebooks that tell you what to see and where to eat, This is San Francisco answers much more difficult questions: what makes San Francisco so magical? What is its true vibe? And what does it feel like to talk a walk down one of its blossom-lined streets or up one of its urban staircases? Through thoughtful and funny anecdotes, essays, and illustrations, Alexander Barrett takes you on a journey through America’s most beautiful city and makes you wish you were right there with him.