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5.0 out of 5 stars Bits of Overheard Conversation from one of the World's Greatest Cities, February 22, 2008
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This review is from: Overheard in New York UPDATED: Conversations from the Streets, Stores, and Subways (Kindle Edition)
I read the Kindle version of this book and it was a great match for the Kindle. Like the other book by this author (Overheard in The Office) there was an occasional line break problem because of the "screenplay" format the book used. For instance you might see:

Panhandler: Hey Lady. Lady: What?

whereas it should appear like:

Panhandler: Hey Lady.
Lady: What.

But this problem was infrequent and didn't take away from the rapid fire humorous text.

Each overheard quote would have an appropriate title that tied the whole quote together. Typically I would read the title, read the overheard conversation and the reread the title and crack up. Many of the quotes were sexual in nature - so if this bothers you than this not be the book for you (try a Kindle Sample or checkout the overheardinnewyork website). But if you like funny quotes and humor and don't mind a bit of sexual innuendo this book is great.

Whereas I found the author's other book "Overheard in the Office" a bit too skimpy this book was just the perfect size although (as is the case with the "Office" book) "Overheard in New York" it appears that all of the quotes are available for free on the associated website where the information originally appeared. The book however does a great job of organizing like topics together so it really flows whereas the quotes on the website are random.
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