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I Love(ish) New York City

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I got an ARC of this book on the day it was published and hadn't gotten around to it until a few days ago. As someone who visits New York City enough to be familiar with the neighbourhoods and the five boroughs, trains, and both tourist and local attractions, I found this book to be on the line of having enough inside jokes for people who live in NYC and those who dream of going. The book is filled with short essays in list form and satirical cartoons reminiscent of The New Yorker. 

I would recommend this book as a stocking stuffer or a fun little gift to give to your cousin who lives in New York City and never lets you forget it.
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There were parts of this book that made me laugh out loud. I was born in NY, worked in the city (yes, Manhattan lol) for 10 years and now live out of state. Ms. Solomon's book brought me back to a fun time in my life along with some of the quirky things only a true New Yorker would know and understand. I loved her New York sarcasm peppered throughout but I would have loved more experiences that are New York specific. So many parts of the book are spot on! A fun book especially for gift giving.
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Talk about keeping it real! This was such a fun and enjoyable book about the author's love-hate relationship with New York City. It's a quick but comprehensive read that covers everything from food and entertainment to transport and housing to dating and cost of living.

Whether it's the pitfalls of living in an expensive metropolis or the highs of accessibility in a concrete jungle, the author certainly doesn't hold back. I found myself laughing at some parts and also loved the pop culture references. And in spite of it all, you can tell that the author loves NYC dearly.

Full of wit and humour, this is a beautiful ode to one of the liveliest cities in the world.
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An entertaining read for young adults and older who have ever lived in or plan to live in the Big Apple. Musical and literary referencing chapter titles walk readers through the fantastic and fantastically hellish aspects of living in this bustling metropolis. Great gift for anyone planning to move to NYC or survival guide before you take the plunge. Tongue-in-cheek humor throughout and full of good tips and funny anecdotes. Even when you finish reading, the illustrations make for a nice coffee table book to encourage smalltalk.
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This book is a clever and hilarious love letter to New York City (the real one, not the gentrified/transplant one) and I really enjoyed it. It’s an excellent commentary on how New York is portrayed in media, how it looks to visitors, and what it’s like to actually live here. We get insight into crappy apartments, weird roommates, dive bars that may suck but are still cultural staples, and why we would never wanna give these things up even if they may leave much to be desired.

Solomon’s writing is funny and sarcastic and it’s interspersed with her New Yorker-esque cartoons and the two go quite nicely together. The book consists of comics, essays, quizzes, and a lot of listicles, so this one is for the Buzzfeed girlies and anyone who’s ever eaten a baconeggandcheese, one word (turkey bacon is also acceptable). If you know someone thinking about moving to New York City, but who’s still on the fence, send them a copy of this book and if they think it’s 100% literal then they must be physically prevented from entering. I don’t make the rules I just carry them out.

Thanks to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for sending me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. I Love(ish) New York City is currently available for preorder and will be available at libraries and major book retailers on October 25th, 2022.
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I Love(ish) New York City 
by Ali Solomon 
Pub Date: October 25, 2022 
Chronicle Books 
Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for this ARC. I loved it! 
This book is a fun, sarcastic love (hate?) — no, definitely love letter to NYC. I loved the cartoons and variety of writing styles in this book. There are hilarious explanations for dating in NYC, finding an apartment, restaurants, and much more. I think my favorite was the parody of the Thanksgiving parade. This book is everything I’d hoped it would be. I recommend. 
3 stars
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This was cute - quick read, more of a coffee table book. I could see this being a good gift for newcomers to the city.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Having grown up in Northern NJ, I could definitely relate to a lot of the illustrations and stories about being in the city! This book would make a great gift to a new college grad who is moving to NYC.
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this book is funny and the first thing that came to my mind was: this would be perfect as a gift!

i didn’t expect this book to be AS LONG as it was but like it said—it’s a collection of all sorts of things new york, so you’ve got your quizzes, anecdotes, quirky poems and funny illustrations.

i would buy this book to give to a friend as a going away gift or as a holiday gift!

it is strangely personalized yet relatable to anyone who might consider themself a new yorker!

4/5 stars
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This book has such a fun concept! I appreciate the attempt at humour, and it definitely describes lots of New York culture. I am not sure that it is quite as funny or insightful as the synopsis indicates. Some of the stories are a bit over the top and I wasn't enjoying the book as much as I had hoped. It might be funnier for those who know the author well.
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This book was full of lists, essays, and illustrations - honestly a little bit of everything. We just came back from a two-week trip in NYC so I was excited to get approved for this one. The checklists were great. A quick fun read for NYC newbies or lovers.
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Living in NYC, this was a must read.  Glad I did, thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Full of little tidbits,  lists, essays and illustrations.  Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book
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I love the multimedia aspect of this book, but I don't love the condescendence of it. Even when I tried reading it from the perspective of anyone who wanted to move to New York, it just came across as someone who is insanely privileged, and it was very difficult to read.
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Fun read, however, feels targeted to a very specific audience. 

A sincere thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for providing me an advanced readers copy (ARC) of “I Love(ish) NYC” in exchange for an honest review. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to read to this story and leave my review voluntarily.
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I absolutely loved this book. As someone who is from NYC, I knew I had to read this book. I loved the writing style. There were lists, illustrations and captions, short essays, and mini stories. It has a little bit of everything and it was pure perfection.
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This is such a clever and fun book with comics. Having lived in NYC for 18 years this is the perfect guide for anyone moving there or who lived in the city for awhile. My favorite stories and tips happen to be around bugs, the subway and also typical being mom in NYC comments. Love the checklist for Newbies. Highly recommend for lovers of the real NYC.
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Thank you for the EArc NetGalley.

For those of us who don't live in NY I think there were a couple of things that we just can’t get n this book BUT the majority of the book was a cute and clever homage to the Big Apple. Illustrations were easy to look at. Quick fun read.
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The cover of this book is super cute. It reads more like a journal with comics, lists, quizzes, and anecdotes. 
As someone who has lived in NYC, I was excited to read this. Some of it was spot on, but I think it could be condensed a bit to be even better.
The comics were my favorite, and some of the quizzes were fun. 
Thank you to netgalley for a preview copy to review.
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I love New York City, which is why I was really excited to read this book. What I really liked about the book was the format, and how easy it was to read. Also, I could relate to a few things since I travel to New York occasionally and I found some of it pretty funny.

What didn't work for me was, I think, probably more about me than the book. Maybe I'm outside the intended age range, and also not actually living in New York, but there was a lot I just didn't get. I also found a lot of it repetitive.

I think this book is probably best for people who either live in or have lived in New York City.

Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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I've been obsessed with New York City for my entire life, so I was excited to read this book. I enjoyed getting an insider's view into the realities of living in the city. It was unique and I liked the combination of cartoons and short essays. Thanks for letting me read it!
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