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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2006
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I can't believe no one has given out the website address yet. If you haven't read the inspiration for the book, it's at [...] And if you have read that website, then I am surprised you haven't bought the book yet. It's just what you would expect from one of the funniest sites online, and having it in book form will change your life. Or, at least, the days when you read it because you will be hard pressed not to laugh!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2006
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I have been a fan of the site, because the hilarity of everyday life in New York is so real. The book is a great one to read while riding on the subway.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2006
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Heard about it on NPR and had to have it. It has lived up to my expectations beautifully. Reading it is great, but hearing it performed with authentic NY voices would make an excellent audio book.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2006
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There's nothing funnier than overhearing a snippet of conversation on the subway or the streets - it's a little window into other people's lives at times startling and shocking, but mostly hilarious. This great collection is a laugh-out-loud microcosm of the experience of living in New York. Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2007
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This book makes an excellent gift for that displaced New Yorker friend of yours who gets all misty-eyed and nostalgic at the thought of slogging through slush while chewing on a greasy slice of pizza.

I purchased this book for just one such dear friend. She really, really enjoyed her gift (which of course made me very happy) - enjoyed it so much, in fact, that she called me not once, but twice to read it aloud to me on the phone in her inimitable Brooklyn accent. She seemed to really feel that this book gave her a taste of home. And for that I will gladly give the book five stars.

The little snippets of overheard conversation are brief and easy to read, making this a potentially great bathroom book. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2007
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This book seems to be the best from the website, which is already funny and entertaining. About two months after reading it, I can still recall the best parts. Be sure to not only read the headline and the quote, but also the location where it was overheard, as that can make it even funnier.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2006
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I'm a huge fan of this book and site as well as the sister-sites Overheard in the Office and Overheard at College. They're all laugh out loud funny! I heard just recently that they've signed on to do an Overheard in the Office book and can't wait to get my hands on it!!
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on November 7, 2007
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This small volume, a highlighting of what is found on the website, makes a wonderful gift for anyone with a quirky sense of humor or who has come home with a story about what they heard on the subway. The book can quickly be read completely or in short snippets. It is a wonderful pick-me-up and a source of endless humor.
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on July 26, 2007
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Overheard in New York provides an eclectic view into the thoughts, fears, and fantasies of everyday people of our pop culture. Similar to the Post Secret series created by Frank Warren, Friedman has creatively provided a voyeuristic atmosphere for the reader to enjoy.
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on October 12, 2008
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I scared a few people with my laughter as i read this at a coffee shop one day.

It is hard to believe people are so absurd, but this book will prove the point over and over again.

Easy read and fun with a group of people to read aloud.
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