Ed Koch on Everything: Movies, Politics, Personalities, Food, and Other Stuff

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There are eight million stories in the naked city, and Ed Koch has something to say about every one of them. Whether criticizing the mayor, panning a movie, or recommending the best places to eat, Ed Koch always lets you know what he's thinking. For many, Ed Koch represents the typical New Yorker - brash, intelligent, opinionated, and anxious to lecture, cajole, and kibbitz on the widest variety of subjects. This book represents the best of Koch's writing since he left office. He writes a lively weekly column of ...
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There are eight million stories in the naked city, and Ed Koch has something to say about every one of them. Whether criticizing the mayor, panning a movie, or recommending the best places to eat, Ed Koch always lets you know what he's thinking. For many, Ed Koch represents the typical New Yorker - brash, intelligent, opinionated, and anxious to lecture, cajole, and kibbitz on the widest variety of subjects. This book represents the best of Koch's writing since he left office. He writes a lively weekly column of opinion as well as weekly movie and restaurant reviews. These columns and Koch's daily radio talk show have allowed New York's former mayor to maintain an exciting running commentary on the city and the nation's affairs. He takes real pleasure in lambasting his fellow political columnists and movie critics (particularly when he goes to a film on their recommendation). While most politicians tend to pull their punches when discussing things cultural, Koch wades into movie reviewing with real gusto. What other elected public official would review a movie as violent as Reservoir Dogs? And call it a masterpiece? He's not afraid to admit that he was bored by Howard's End or to gush rhapsodically about Doc Hollywood, a summer movie many reviewers panned. While some critics may dismiss Koch's reviews and opinions as hopelessly middle-class, Koch revels in his role as spokesman for the millions of Americans who are ignored by the cultural elite. For all of the obvious joy he takes in sharing movie tips, favorite recipes, and restaurants, Koch is deadly serious when it comes to warning his readers of the rise of radical racism in America's cities and on college campuses and the failure of most politicians to confront it. Ed Koch on Everything is amazing evidence of a hyperactive mind, and testament to a man unafraid to put into words what millions of Americans are thinking.

Whether criticizing New York's current mayor, panning a movie, or recommending the best places to eat, Ed Koch never hesitates to let the world know what he's thinking. Through his newspaper columns and radio talk show, Koch maintains a running commentary on the city and the nation's affairs. Ed Koch on Everything represents the best of his writings since leaving office.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517167458
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1994

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