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Only in New York

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I received a brief preview of the book from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. However, it was so brief that I wasn't able to form much of an opinion. Somehow I hadn't heard of, much less read, Sam Roberts. The brief stories included were 10-11 years old, but revealed different perspectives of New York that increased my knowledge of New York history and left me wanting more. 

If that weren't enough, Pete Hamill's endorsement is more than enough for me to put this back on my TBR shelf.
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This was a preview of the actual book to be rereleased and contained just a few chapters. Based on the few chapters that I was able to read this is an entertaining and informative book. I am looking forward to the upcoming release so I can complete the book as I found it very engaging.

I recommend this book for anyone with an interest in New York City.

I received a free Kindle copy of Only in New York by San Roberts courtesy of Net Galley  and Fordham University Press, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazonand my fiction book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.

I requested this book as the description interested me and I have read a great deal about New York City, but this offered a different perspective.  This is the first book I have read by the author.
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This is a pretty book with so many details about New York. If the book is as awesome as the excerpt, it will be a great book. I enjoyed the narrative style, which makes you feel like we are listening to rather than just reading. Anyone who loves New York will certainly enjoy the book. I think this book would be more interesting to someone who has been there.
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ONLY IN NEW YORK is a perfect gift for anyone fascinated by the Big Apple. Written by Sam Roberts, veteran urban affairs reporter for the New York Times, it features 75 rollicking essays, adapted and expanded from his popular Times’ podcasts, that reveal the heart and soul of America’s greatest city. Among its topics: mobsters and eligible men, the terror and courageous response to 9/11, brawling Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin, can-you-believe-this political antics, pooper-scooper ethics, and so much more. 5/5

Pub Date 02 Oct 2018

Thanks to Fordham University Press and NetGalley for the ARC. Opinions are fully mine.

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This was a lot of fun, if the rest of the book is as well written as these sample chapters then the book would be a great gift to friend visiting the city or a history teacher or anyone in love w/New York.
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