Author : Patrick Dalton
ISBN : 1907554815
Genre : Humor
File Size : 61.22 MB
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'New York, like London, seems to be a toilet of all the depravities of human nature.' Thomas Jefferson Welcome to New York. One of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world. Home to the most iconic skyline human beings have ever clapped their eyes on. It is the birthplace of Liberty, freedom and hot-dogs. It boasts some of the planet's most alluring and enduring attractions and some of the most expensive retail and residential square footage known to estate agents. It is home to the Knicks, Mets, Yankees, Giants, Jets and Devils. It is the city infamously referred to as the city that never sleeps. And it's true. It doesn't. Which is why, now, after all these years, it has started to look a little tired. A little run down. A little exhausted. In short, it is a city falling apart, on its knees and in need of a damn good bath. The book is a hilarious collection of photographs of the world's most fascinating city at its worst. The photos reveal the eccentricites, bleakness and humour of every nook and cranny of the sprawling five boroughs. Shit New York is a warts-and-all walk around the world's favourite city seen through the eyes of its locals and Patrick Dalton – the quintessential Englishman in New York. Word count: 3,000
Have you ever REALLY wanted to know why things are the way they are, in today’s New York City subway? Did you ever wish that some on the inside would just come out and talk frankly about the truths hidden within the subway? Well, lifelong rail enthusiast and 28 year veteran of the subway Torin Reid does just that. He takes a long and unblinking look at the New York subway as it never has been examined before. Mr. Reid, who is uniquely positioned to write this book, takes the time to look at the actions of the management, the employees and even the passengers in this information packed book about the subway. The reader will learn things and see angles that he or she never saw before. In this book Mr. Reid takes apart and exposes the overfunded subway capital plans, and tells you about the signal system so that the herd mentality about how these track signals perform can be seen in a more objective light, and so professional contractors can stop using the passengers and taxpayers’ ignorance for their own greed. He shows the dynamics of a train delay and how a passenger can bypass these things with a little preparation. Rather than offer dry testimonials and prepared statements, Mr. Reid will take you next to a manager, train operator, and frustrated passenger so that all can learn the true position of the other. Mr. Reid also has notes within this book he will quickly touch upon Amtrak, Metro North, Long island, New Jersey Transit and other railroads as well. This book is 1/3 life experience and 2/3 research into the way of the New York City subways, it’s employees and its’ passengers, and it is enlightening and well worth your time.
"You can't unring a bell." "It takes a village to raise a child." "Life is just a bowl of cherries." We sometimes think of proverbs as expressions of ancient wisdom, but in fact new proverbs are constantly arising. This unique volume is devoted exclusively to English language proverbs that originated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The most complete and accurate such collection ever compiled, The Yale Book of Modern Proverbs presents more than 1,400 individual proverbs gathered and researched with the help of electronic full-text databases not previously used for such a project. Entries are organized alphabetically by key words, with information about the earliest datable appearance, origin, history, and meaning of each proverb. Mundane or sublime, serious or jocular, these memorable sayings represent virtually every aspect of the modern experience. Readers will find the book almost impossible to put down once opened; every page offers further proof of the immense vitality of proverbs and their colorful contributions to the oral traditions of today.
Notes & Recipes Grab an apron and a pencil and starting jotting down your best recipes in this stylish blank cookbook. This blank recipe book is perfect for creating and sharing your personal recipes. You'll find it easy to organize your favorite meals created in your kitchen or passed down from family members.
In a few short pages, you will learn how to use shit correctly in all social situations; how to introduce shit to toddlers and school kids; how to build shit into your everyday speech; how to include shit in all forms of writing, including business letters; how to measure shit; and how to make shit work for you and the entire family. More shit than you ever could fit in your brain.
Once in awhile a novel like, “The Shack”comes along and captivates our imagination. Such a novel is, “The Last Alchemist”, a tale involving an ex-priest, a young girl in search of life’s meaning, a Hollywood actor, a cunning detective and an alchemist who has been alive since the ninth century, living in stolen bodies down through the ages. The chance meeting of these characters and their subsequent relationships result in mayhem, lust, murder, love and transcendental magic. You will be shocked over and over again as you try to anticipate what will happen next in this wonderfully twisted story about people trying to hold on to their views of reality. Your own views of reality will be seriously challenged in this paranormal thriller. Visit www.thelastalchemistnovel.com.
Anita is only a year away from completing her doctorate degree when Prince walks into her life. Will this ambitious street hustler derail her plans for success? Leah and Dropp have been inseparable since they were teenagers, but when Dropp gets caught up and goes to prison, Brit steps in to take his place. Brit has left the game, and with him, Leah finds stability and comfort. Who will she choose once Dropp is back on the streets? Precious' life takes a good turn when a young hustler pulls her out of the projects and teaches her a skill that will get her money forever. Her glamorous life might be short-lived, though, if her brothers, Truck and Cadillac, have anything to say about it. These women's lives are at the turning point. Will any of them come out on top?