Life In New York
Life In New York

Life In New York

How I Learned to Love Squeegee Men, Token Suckers, Trash Twisters, and Subway Sharks


200 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, ebook: PDF, Mobipocket

Paperback, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: July 2015

ISBN 9781936218158


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Winner of:2015 Seven Sister Books Award, NonfictionLaura Pedersen, author of bestseller Play Money and award-winning Buffalo Gal, serves up a hilarious memoir about three decades of city life. Originally from Buffalo, NY, friends thought the seventeen year old was suffering from blizzard delirious when she left Buffalo for Manhattan. Pedersen experiences her adopted city in the best and worst of times while becoming the youngest person to have a seat on the stock exchange, performing stand up comedy, and writing a column in the New York Times. Neighborhoods that feature chai bars, Pilates studios, and Gymboree were once drug dens, ganglands, and shantytowns. A trip to Central park often ended in central booking, identifying a perp in a lineup. New Yorkers are as diverse as the city they so colorfully inhabit, cautious but generous, brash but welcoming. Both are captured through the comedic eye of Pedersen. Enjoy an uproarious romp down memory lane as the city emerges as the modern metropolis we know today.

Author Biography

Laura Pedersen is a former New York Times columnist, the author of fifteen books including the award-winning humorous memoir Buffalo Gal, and a playwright. She has appeared on Oprah and David Letterman, performed stand-up at the Improv, and writes for several well-known comedians. Her award-winning play The Brightness of Heaven ran at New York's Cherry Lane Theatre in 2014. More information is available at and Facebook/Laura Pedersen Writer.