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"The most convivial and unorthodox history of New York City one is likely to come across... There are so many fine moments in ‘New York Diaries: 1609-2009’ that it’s impossible to list them all.” --Dwight Garner, New York Times
"Hilarious as it is heartbreaking, New York Diaries is a must read for anyone who has fallen in love with the Big Apple."--Darren Richard Carlaw, The New York Journal of Books
“I think the most fun way to read New York Diaries would be to keep it by your bedside. . . the effect, oftentimes, is of a chorus of voices, separated by decades, even centuries, unconsciously echoing the same sentiments and complaints.” –Maureen Corrigan, NPR Books
"As comprehensive as it is revealing, making the city come alive in its glamour and grime."--Susannah Cahalan, New York Post
"One of the eminently readable, and easily approachable, tomes on Big Apple history, one that will enchant and satisfy with its depth of detail and breadth of range."--DigitalJournal.com
"[A] remarkable feat of an anthology."--BrainPickings.com
Teresa Carpenter is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Missing Beauty. She is a former senior editor of The Village Voice, where her feature articles on crime and the law won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981. She lives in New York City’s Greenwich Village with her husband, writer Steven Levy, and their son.
Part of me thinks this collection of excerpts -- drawn from the diaries of more than 150 New Yorkers over four centuries: George Washington and other politicians, businessmen, the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by emmejay
I had expected more meat to this book. They are snippets of diary entries, although they range from George Washington to our current day. It is very light reading.Published 16 months ago by GloriaGKarp
I highly recommend this book, with New York City diary excerpts written by many people over a four hundred year period. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jan Felton
Welcome to NYC in time jumps. The editor has made brilliant choices, and the organization by days of the year makes for a fantastic journey. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Roberta Wallace
Thank you! This is the perfect gift for a native New Yorker who's on my gift list. Service was excellent.Published 21 months ago by A reader in New York
This is a collection of diary entries by New Yorkers, mostly well known in some context, over the centuries. It is well done, and the pieces are well selected. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Anne Mills
I enjoyed this book. One of my favorite writers about New York was Dominic Dunn. This is on par with his stories.Published 22 months ago by Jim