HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER by Joan & Leslie Rich

HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Unlike Irene Silverman in Nine to Five and After (see p. 782), the Riches apply a jecular tone to their advisory handbook on being a New Yorker, in which they proceed to tilt with and defeat all the myths about the impossibilities of the life. Unfortunately for the uninitiated, good advice is seasoned with clever asides which only the already somewhat knowledgeable New Yorker can assess with certainty. This cautionary note aside, the reader can proceed to find an apartment and know what to expect in various areas of the city, judge for himself the rewards and agonies of owning a car in town, know what to expect of the transit system, embark upon a selective life on the town (after the novice period of doing and seeing everything), meat people by giving parties or joining them (political), shop, raise children, join the weekend exodus from town, etc. More sauce for the initiate than substance for the novice.

Publisher: Doubleday