101 Reasons to Leave New York
Strategic Book Publishing, Apr 1, 2011 - 73 pages
"101 Reasons to Leave New York is a quirky pop culture book that recognizes and articulates the unthinkable notion of willingly leaving the greatest city on the face of the planet. Then, provides all the funny, insightful, sad and silly reasons you'll ever need to justify doing so.Each entry is a candid expression of the perpetual hope that surrounds inevitable heartbreak; and an acknowledgement of how the city can make you, break you or just take you for the ride of your life.Those who currently live in New York will gain a renewed appreciation for it, or begin to recognize they've simply had enough. Those who have left will smile and recall their own experiences. And those who still dream of calling New York City home will find all the inspiration they need to come. New York is the capital of the world, and 101 Reasons to Leave New York offers up its reasons why with a humor, realism and perspective rarely seen.You can't live in New York City for any period of time without collecting enough stories to fill a book. 101 Reasons to Leave New York explores and explains the Big Apple's tendency to be a little rotten in spots, from the point of view of someone who has taken a bunch of big juicy bites.
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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers Favorite
"101 Reasons to Leave New York" by Howard Jordan, Jr., is a funny, true and very accurate picture of life in the city. It is a very wonderful book. I am a proud native-born New Yorker”. I left New York many years ago and I am now living in the good old south country of Mississippi, but am still guilty of being a New Yorker at heart. This book brought me home for a little while. It made me smile, made me shake my head in agreement and made me feel good. Mr. Jordan has given us 101 reasons that make New York what it is with explanations and details that hit the nail right on the head. Each of the 101 reasons to leave New York is a good reason to leave but also a great reason to stay. My personal favorite No. 65 is something I find myself saying at least once a day and no one but another New Yorker will understand and accept it without taking offense. New York is a tough place and “101 Reasons” points out the beat of the city.
This is a book for anyone who is interested in what makes New York tic. It is a great book for anyone who dreams of moving to the Big Apple. If you have left the Big Apple it is a special remembrance of what you left behind. Howard Jordan has written an entertaining book with touches of humor, truth and love for the wonderful place known as the best city in the world – New York. “101 Reasons to Leave New York” is a five star winner. It is a great book to read out loud on a long car trip. It is a great book to read on a dreary rainy day to put some sunshine in the room. Howard Jordan has written a book that everyone who ever heard anything about New York will love.