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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette Paperback – April 15, 2014
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“The book is fantastic. . . . Hilariously illustrated.” (The Brian Lehrer Show, NPR)
“Useful observations about life in New York City . . . the tips work as well for tourists as they do for transplants.” (Associated Press)
“Every obsessive-compulsive New Yorker should circulate copies of Nathan W. Pyle’s “NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette”… For a newcomer, he gets it. His helpful hints are particularly sensible these days when people preoccupied with digital devices seem oblivious to everyone around them.” (New York Times)
“The hilarious cartoons in Nathan Pyle’s new book… are even funnier as animated GIFs. Pyle’s do’s and don’ts perfectly depict what makes New Yorkers tick.” (Fodor's Travel)
“Full of useful advice… do’s and don’ts… and sage realisms… NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle is equal parts funny and informative.” (NewYorkNatives.com)
From the Back Cover
Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people (and seemingly twice the number of tourists). Nathan decided to draw his favorite tips and etiquette lessons and post them on the internet, where his 12 original panels went viral immediately and became the basis for this hilarious illustrated book (check out the fully animated ebook, too!).
In NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, Pyle reveals the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York including the answers to such burning questions as, which cabs should I try to hail? What is a bodega? Which way is Uptown? Why are there so many doors in the sidewalk? How do I walk on an escalator? Do we need to be touching right now? Where should I inhale or exhale while passing sidewalk garbage? How long should I honk my horn? If New York were a game show, how would I win? What happens when I stand in the bike lane? Who should get the empty subway seats? How do I stay safe during a trash tornado? Each tip is a little story illustrated in simple black and white drawings.
Visitors and newcomers to New York will love it because the advice is smart, funny, and not condescending. New Yorkers will love it for its strategic and humorous approach to mastering the daily chaos of the city.
Top Customer Reviews
This makes a great gift for anyone who loves New York City. Make sure you get the animated eBook too!!
I'm shaking my finger at the publisher. Don't offer a kindle version if you won't bother to format it correctly. It made me mad enough to write a one-star review, but that would penalize the author, and be totally unfair. I wish I had ordered a hard copy instead.
If you or someone you know either lives in New York or plans to visit/move, I highly recommend buying this book.
Overall, highly recommend this really cool book!
When they arrived, I sat down next to my sister and we started reading simultaneously-- I've been living in NYC almost ten years, she's been here 6 months. We both laughed and went, "Ohhh, yes!" and pointed out little bits to each other.
Then I put one copy in our guest room. Sure thing, the next guests we had were delighted with the book and mentioned how funny and helpful it was to them.
I'm just grateful the book is such a quick read, or I'd have to worry about replacing it every time a guest just *had* to finish it and walked off with it. ;)
It's funny, it's useful, the visuals are clear. I'm telling all my other friends-who-host about it, because it makes us look good to have something so thoughtful for our guests. ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was able to pass some time and this book made me laugh. I would say if you want a quick read get this bookPublished 23 days ago by Chris
I lived 10 years in Manhattan, and wish I had known all these tips on Day 1. Amusing cartoons and useful information.Published 23 days ago by MizLoo
Fun book — especially for first-time New Yorkers. Loads of helpful info presented in an engaging format.Published 2 months ago by Aaron
As a native born New Yorker who moved south years ago I am frequently asked for survival tips by friends planning a visit to the Apple. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BUCKY
Great fun as a prep guide for my high functioning autistic son to really understand the nuances of NYC. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mommymarly
Cute and funny book about blending in with the locals. Gave it as gift for someone traveling to NYC.Published 4 months ago by TB363