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New Yorkers: A Feisty People Who Will Unsettle, Madden, Amuse and Astonish You (Wild New York) Kindle Edition
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New York is the most exciting city in the world. It's unique and reading "New Yorkers" is the next best thing to actually living there! -- Midwest Book Review
This immersive exploration of the city and its denizens etches a vivid portrait of what it is to be a New Yorker. -- Kirkus Reviews
A loving and modern master work on the Big Apple. -- K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite
A tantalizing vision of an exciting city overflowing with diversity in all respects. -- Lisa Brown-Gilbert, Bestsellersworld
Thousands of books have been written about New York City, but this one stands out. -- Blue Ink Review
Reminiscing that warms you!" -- Jennie Louwes, Reedsy Discovery
From the Author
- ASIN : B084LR13N8
- Publisher : Clifford Browder (February 8, 2020)
- Publication date : February 8, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2013 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 296 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,875,966 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Browder infuses the book with stories about his own life as a gay man in New York City. He came to the City in 1953 to study French at Columbia University, and never returned to Evanston, Ill. Eventually, Browder became a freelance editor, and he seems to have made a good living at it. Which brings me to the irony of this book: Browder really could have used a good editor. He wanders around from one thing to another without rhyme or reason. A chapter on his life as a freelance editor is sandwiched between a chapter on New York billionaires and a chapter on gay Broadway chorus boys and their fun nightlife. Readers will have to work harder than they ought to in order to get through "New Yorkers," which is a pity, as it’s full of really fun anecdotes and facts. As a New York native, I really wanted to like this more.
It's like asking your favorite neighbor about the city and you get tons of his stories and experiences he, his partner and various acquaintances have gone through, nuggets of historical facts and events and all kinds of ideas concerning New Yorkers and their city these days.
While at times it feels like it's composed of author's blog posts, it is easily read and fun. I believe it is also a matter of taste, some pieces of information may seem a bit too gossipy, too judgy, but some scenes are so delightful. For a lover of New York - passages of this book filled my heart with joy and longing. I can only hope people who haven't experienced this incredible city will find it charming by reading these pages.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
New Yorkers: A Feisty People... is more about the city than the people, in my opinion. Sure, you get glimpses of different populations, recollections and experiences but the star of the book is the city itself. Author Browder gives some of his own experience and background but this isn't a memoir. There is some great historical content about the city and its growth but I felt like the author strayed from the title subject: the people.
I also felt that though this is clearly the author's love letter to NYC, it lacked passion in its telling. NYC has a magic and an energy that never comes through here. This may appeal to historians or those that have not had the opportunity to spend time in the city, but for those of us that love it-- this never captures its charm.