Are You Thirsty To Read More About NYC Books?

If you were to do a search online for NYC Books, you would find the results interesting. There are a lot of things to discover.

Like an English muffin filled with plenty of nooks and crannies or the Hudson River. There are people, places and things to experience and discover.

If you enjoy reading and have a huge book issue, you know - so many books and so little time. I have put together some recommendations for you.

Books are Sacred Things. NYC is a Sacred Place.

In both a Religious and Irreligious sense. Money may be in short supply. If you can count it, it is not enough. Books are limitless.

Books by and about NYC are abundant.

If you do not possess a Library Card. Run do not walk to get one.

There are 3 separate libraries in NYC.

In a world gone insane, Libraries represent the Best of what is left of Civil Society… (Same as it ever was)

You can score books, DVD’s music and more. All you need is that Magical Library Card.

If you live in NYC and don’t have one, Run to your nearest library. This is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. It’s so easy even a dog or an intelligent child can do this.

There are 3 library systems in NYC:

The New York Public Library is a must if you live and work in Manhattan or The Bronx.

The Brooklyn Public Library rocks Brooklynites world.

The Queens Library allows you to score books in more foreign languages then any other place in the world.

Got your library card? Bingo, you have hit the Jackpot.

What NYC Authors Should You Read

Good question man.

The following is a very brief and personal list. All of these authors have been mentors and inspirations to me. If we were to meet inside a taxicab hilarity and camaraderie would take place.

Reading is fundamental. Reading books by and about NYC is one of the secrets to wrapping your mind around this place.

If you are moderately interested, here is who I would recommend. This is by no means a complete list. It is very subjective and personal. It is not in any sort of order. You are encouraged to read as much as you can by these authors:

Jimmy Breslin

Pete Hammill

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bret Easton Ellis

J.D. Salinger

Michael Chabon

Ralph Ellison

Jonathan Lethem

Betty Smith

Toni Morrison

Renata Adler

Don DeLillo

One Book, One New York

The City of New York has a challenge to get people to read one book about NYC - One Book, One New York.

Getting people to agree on anything here, including what to eat for breakfast seems an impossible task. It is easier to herd cats.

Is this a good idea? You bet it is.

Here for your entertainment and amusement are the books for your consideration:

Behold The Dreamers

Manhattan Beach

If Beale Street Could Talk

When I Was Puerto Rican

White Tears


The Ramones In Words, Not Music

Ramones Mural, NYC

Here is the literature about the Ramones, put together for the first time.

The Ramones were some locals from the neighborhood in Forest Hills, Queens.

Their influence in the creation of the genre of Punk Music in NYC is not to be underestimated.  Any Rock-N-Roll head banger from past, present or future should get ready to take notes.

My Ramones: Photographs by Danny Fields

Punk Rock Blitzkreig: My Life as a Ramone by Marky Ramone

I Know Better Now: My Life Before, During, and After The Ramones

Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone

Ramones: The Complete Twisted History by Dick Porter

Ramones at 40

Ramones: Guitar Play-Along

Ramones: Guitar Anthology Series

I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir

Why The Ramones Matter

The Ramones: American Punk Rock Band (Rebels of Rock)

Legend of a Rock Star: A Memoir: The Last Testament of Dee Dee Ramone

Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones

On The Road With The Ramones