Bookish Review: "The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom" by Ed Koch

, by Zoë Gulliksen

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I have been posting pictures of quotes about New York City lately. There are few things I love more than New York City, especially stories and personal accounts of life in this place I'm lucky enough to call home.

This book is especially important today because this morning was former Mayor Ed Koch's funeral, and he was the editor of this book. Mayor Koch passed away three days ago on February 1st, and he is remembered for his exceptional dedication to his beloved city. He was the Mayor of New York from 1978 to 1989, and during that time he restored fiscal stability to NYC.

"The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom" is 
a solid hardcover with 256 glossy pages packed with quotes about this city and about it's eccentric people. These musings are remarkable and full of emotion- the angry, longing, and humorous emotions of New Yorkers. This is a must read for those who hold this city dear, whether it be your home or a place you have visited. 

This is book is now on sale on Amazon for only $6.78, which is less than half the cover price! Do yourself a favor and add this little gem to your collection. It inspires me, and reminds why I moved here in the first place.

"I loved every single movie that was set in New York, every movie that began high above the New York skyline and moved in, every detective story, every romantic comedy, every movie about nightclubs in New York or penthouses." 
-Woody Allen

"New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody thinks differently, acts differently. They just don't know what the hell the rest of the United States is." - Henry Ford


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