Good Read: ‘Terminal Miami’ by Choire Sicha

By | March 2nd, 2012 | 2 Comments

In "Terminal Miami", Choire Sicha chronicles his first impressions of his new, reptile-infested town. -- image by Patrick Leger

Choire Sicha, co-editor of The Awl (tagline: “Be Less Stupid”), has contributed an essay called “Terminal Miami” to the New York Times “Townies” series about his move from the Big Apple to the Magic City. Preciously, the reason given for the series’ Miami vacation — “Townies” pieces are usually about life in New York — is that it is spring break. Backhanded raisons d’ĂȘtre notwithstanding, Sicha’s piece is excellent, a well-written, funny, outsider’s account of our strange city, with its car-horn soundtrack and reptiles and “Jello-y air”, that rings true to this native. Here’s an excerpt:

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