Edited by Ben Gwin
6 x 9
Pittsburgh is made up of over 90 different neighborhoods, and while The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebookdoesn’t have room for all of them, it does its best, exploring the contrasts that exist between and within neighborhoods and how they play out in personal narratives. In these pages you’ll find essays about old Lawrenceville, nonfiction set in the Mon Valley, Wilkinsburg, and East Pittsburgh, and work by lifetime residents, transplants and transients. The fourth in Belt’s Neighborhood Guidebook Series, The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebookis a book that reflects the city in all its diversity and contradiction.
Ben Gwin is the author of the novel Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton(Burrow Press). His writing has appeared in Belt Magazine, The Normal School, Gulf Streamand others, and anthologized in The Pittsburgh Anthology(Belt Publishing) and Voices of the Rust Belt(Picador). Ben grew up in Titusville, New Jersey. He lives in Pittsburgh with his daughter, and is currently working on a nonfiction book about parenting and the opioid crisis.