That's So New York: Short (and Very Short) Stories about the Greatest City on Earth (Paperback)

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Charming, poignant, and occasionally salacious, That’s So New York is brimming with little snapshots of humanity that make one thing clear: There’s no place like New York.

New York Times editor and lifelong New Yorker Dan Saltzstein compiles hundreds of distinctly New York moments for this peek at the city that never sleeps. Inspired by Saltzstein’s viral Twitter thread, this illustrated book features hilarious anecdotes from locals and transplants, short essays from folks like Molly Jong-Fast and Michael Ian Black, who have seen it all, and Q&As with everyday New Yorkers from across the five boroughs. Eels wriggling through subway cars, accidentally stumbling onto the set of Law & Order, drag queens emerging from manholes—if there’s one thing New York never runs out of, it’s stories. And rats. Always rats. 

INCREDIBLE TRUE TALES: These are real New York stories from real people who have lived or currently live in the city! While some are absolutely outlandish, the fact that these stories come from everyday people makes for an exciting reading experience for tourists and total relatability for locals. Topics range from the subway to celebrities, crime and grime to the New York slice, doorman dish to the (sometimes weird) rules of the city ("I'm walkin' here!"), and much more.

EXPERT AUTHOR: As a lifelong New Yorker, senior editor for the New York Times, and creator of the popular Twitter thread that inspired this book, Dan Saltzstein has a wealth of knowledge about New York and an incredible network within it. This collection brings together the voices of notables like Alexander Chee, Molly Jong-Fast, Isaac Fitzgerald, and Megan Abbott with everyday folks like sanitation workers, doormen, train operators, and bartenders who make the city run.

ULTIMATE NYC GIFT BOOK: In a highly giftable, affordably priced package, this is the perfect present for current New Yorkers, anyone who has ever lived in New York, and visitors who love the Big Apple!

Perfect for:
  • People from New York, past and present
  • Travelers and tourists planning or returning from a trip to NYC
  • Gift-diving to NY transplants
  • Birthday or holiday gift for family and friends who love city stories

About the Author

Dan Saltzstein has worked mostly as an editor at the New York Times for over twenty-five years. He lives in Woodside, Queens, with his wife, daughter, and cat.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781797224121
ISBN-10: 1797224123
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English