Overheard in New York

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The streets of New York are full of characters-eccentrics, tourists, and residents-who don't care who's around to hear them. This collection offers some of the most bizarre, hysterical, and mysterious conversations overheard on the sidewalk, in the subway, or from the next table.

The website overheardinnewyork.com has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Time Out New York, the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Francisco ...

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Overview

The streets of New York are full of characters-eccentrics, tourists, and residents-who don't care who's around to hear them. This collection offers some of the most bizarre, hysterical, and mysterious conversations overheard on the sidewalk, in the subway, or from the next table.

The website overheardinnewyork.com has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Time Out New York, the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and the New York Post. Now site creators S. Morgan Friedman and Michael Malice have compiled the greatest moments caught in passing, to create a hilarious panorama of the unique people who populate the city. The book features an introduction by Marc Shaiman, the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer of Hairspray, as well as a foreword by bestselling author Lawrence Block.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596092013
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/31/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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S. Morgan Friedman is the creator of numerous websites, including Cliché Finder. He has been profiled in The Boston Globe, and featured in The New York Times and on CNN.

Michael Malice is the subject of Harvey Pekar's Ego & Hubris: The Michael Malice Story, to be published by Ballantine Books in March 2006. He was named one of New York's "Most Eligible Bloggers" by the Daily News.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xii
Behind closed doors 1
Going underground 103
Out in the streets 179
Contributors 285
About the authors 289
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