From Publishers Weekly
Friedman and Malice give equal time to irreverent quips on race, sex, fashion, relationships and city life in this hilarious compilation of snippets from overheard conversations, showing how the people who live in New York give the Big Apple its irreverent charm. Presented in bare-bones dialog format, the book's hundreds of entries originally appeared on a popular and entertaining website of the same name, perhaps accounting for the book's "blog meets book of quotations" feel and the lack of any discernible organizational scheme; "Dude: I definitely said, 'no abortion jokes at dinner.'" and "Drunk guy: That girl's tits are huge! And it's snowing!" appear, for instance, on facing pages, but that's a small gripe for a book that packs a laugh on nearly every page. Although the book has a foreword by Marc Shaiman, the composer of Hairspray, and an introduction by bestselling author Lawrence Block (The Sins of the Fathers, The Burglar on the Prowl, All the Flowers Are Dying), it's solid enough to stand on its own. This is New York at its rawest and funniest.
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About the Author
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