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New York Stories by New York Magazine
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Feb 06, 09

bookshelves: true-stuff-and-criticism
Recommended for: Readers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Harpers, the New Yorker
Read in September, 2008

I read a lot of magazine writing anthologies - I enjoy them in a lot of ways better than essay collections - and this is one of the most amazing collections I've ever read. Every single piece in here is completely iconic. You have Tom Wolfe writing about the Black Panthers and Gloria Steinem writing about feminism, as well as the pieces that inspired Taxi, Saturday Night Fever, and Goodfellas. And the "lesser" articles are just as incredible. Seriously, if you read magazines - ever - you owe it to yourself to read this book.
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