Subways Are for Sleeping
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Subways Are for Sleeping

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Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published by Signet Book (first published January 1st 1957)
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Beautifully written, an absolute treasure from a bygone era when the NYC subway was only 15 cents.
The common thread among each unique character was a reinforcement that I'd never ever be organized enough to get by in New York City without any money.
Jan 29, 2008 Jamie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jamie by: a library patron
I didn't have a chance to finish this book, but I really enjoyed the anecdotes about bizarre personalities living in NYC in the 1950s. The author writes in an easy, entertaining manner, and his subjects are worthy of their own novels.
Fascinating! Written quite some time ago but still very relevant.
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