Monday, September 14, 2015

Life in New York: How I Learned to Love Squeegee Men, Token Suckers, Trash Twisters, and Subway Sharks by Laura Pedersen

Have you been to New York?  Do you live there?  Just how well do you know its history, customs, habits and inhabitants?  If you read this book, you'll learn more...

Wiley Saichek, a Marketing and Publicity Consultant, sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.

This author has written columns for the New York Times and that's reflected in her writing of this book.  She writes graceful sentences with humor interspersed here and there.  She tells of her personal past, the history of the city, and how much things have changed.  She talks about riding the subway instead of the bus and why.  She talks about the people (New York is real mixing bowl of nationalities).  My favorite part is when she talks about the food.  You can eat food from any ethnic group in the world in the big city.

She also talks about how expensive it is to own an apartment there.  I have a friend that lives there and every time company comes, they stay with her.  They can't afford to pay for a room much less buy a place to live!

Ms. Pedersen has lived in New York for a long time.  You can feel her love for the city by the tales she tells.  This is a very entertaining read for anyone who has an interest in New York or other big city life.  It's a far different world there than anywhere I've lived.  I think the big city would drive me crazy.  Those who live there get nervous when they see the fields and mountains around me.  It takes all kinds to make the world work.  Ms. Pedersen is doing quite well in New York and shares her memories with you.

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