A hip, funny, and gifty illustrated guide to the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York City.
There are unwritten rules and tips that New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people (and seemingly twice the number of tourists). Things like how to hail a cab, how to not get service at a coffee shop, the proper etiquette for holding a subway pole, how to walk on an escalator, classic street scams to watch out for, the best parking tricks, proper walking formation for a group of three or four, things only tourists say, how to hold your pizza and what it says about you, and countless others. Each tip is hilariously illustrated in this book in simple black and white. An illustrator and T-shirt designer, Nathan decided to illustrate his favourite tips and etiquette lessons and put them on the Internet. His 12 panels with simple animations went viral immediately and are tailor-made for a gifty book! Visitors to New York will love it because the advice is smart, simple to understand, and not condescending, and all fans of this iconic city will embrace it because it’s fresh and fun.
About the Author
Nathan W. Pyle is a 30-year-old freelancer who lives in Lower Manhattan. He began illustrating to create a second source of income while starting to climb the ranks in nonfiction television production. In the past three years, his illustrations have been viewed millions of times and total sales of t-shirts featuring his original illustrations have topped one million dollars. He also has produced television shows for MSNBC, The Weather Channel, Discovery ID, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.
"The book is fantastic... Hilariously illustrated." -- The Brian Lehrer Show, NPR "Useful observations about life in New York City ... the tips work as well for tourists as they do for transplants." -- Associated Press "Every obsessive-compulsive New Yorker should circulate copies of Nathan W. Pyle's "NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette"... For a newcomer, he gets it. His helpful hints are particularly sensible these days when people preoccupied with digital devices seem oblivious to everyone around them." -- New York Times "The hilarious cartoons in Nathan Pyle's new book... are even funnier as animated GIFs. Pyle's do's and don'ts perfectly depict what makes New Yorkers tick." -- Fodor's Travel "Full of useful advice... do's and don'ts... and sage realisms... NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle is equal parts funny and informative." -- NewYorkNatives.com
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st May 2014
Dimensions (cm): 15.1 x 15.1 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13