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My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City
     

My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City

by New York Magazine
 

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From the staff of New York Magazine comes the perfect gift for the Manhattanite in all of us. My First New York is a glorious collection of recollections and reminiscences as fifty of the city’s most famous residents recapture the kicks and thrills of first arriving in the Big Apple. Actors and athletes, rock stars and porn stars, writers,

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From the staff of New York Magazine comes the perfect gift for the Manhattanite in all of us. My First New York is a glorious collection of recollections and reminiscences as fifty of the city’s most famous residents recapture the kicks and thrills of first arriving in the Big Apple. Actors and athletes, rock stars and porn stars, writers, artists, and politicos—from Yogi Berra to Liza Minnelli, from Chloe Sevigny to Andy Samberg to Diane Von Furstenberg—they all share their hilarious, touching, frightening, amazing early big city adventures in My First New York.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
“These small, glittering essays make a reader feel that the sheer force of all these dreams, this persistence, might in fact rub off on you.”
Star
“At time hilarious and heartbreaking, all these stories are inspiring—just like life in NYC.”
Booklist
“A breezy celebration of the city. . . . 50 famous residents describe their first days in the city—days variously exhilarating, overwhelming, terrifying, or inspiring, but invariably unforgettable.”
New York Post
“No matter how rich and famous they become, newcomers generally suffer through the most absurd living conditions as a rite of passage to becoming New Yorkers. It’s proven by the boldfaced contributors to My First New York.”
Pop Matters
“Celebrate[s] all the quirkiness, beauty, creativity, eccentricity, and artistry that is New York City.”
Modern Tonic
“As wacky and wonderful as NYC itself.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061963940
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
609,320
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Founded in 1968, New York magazine covers, analyzes, and defines the news, culture, and personalities that make New York City the capital of almost everything.

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