Overheard in New York UPDATED: Conversations from the Streets, Stores, and Subways

Updated with sixteen new pages of quips, remarks and exchanges from the creators of overheardinnewyork.com.

The streets of New York are full of characters who don't mince words-or care who hears them. This collection presents some of the most outlandish real life conversations overheard on the sidewalk, in the subway, and at the next table. It's the Big Apple peeled, a hysterically unvarnished portrait of the city that never sleeps-and often neglects to think before it speaks in public.

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By Marsha (Brooklyn, NY) · ★★★★★ · March 20, 2014
Ah, New York. There’s nowhere and nothing quite like it. Here it is, in all its steamy, seamy, sordid splendor and grit. The hicks, chicks, dicks, chicks with dicks, thugs, lugs, rubes, boobs, hippies, chippies, yuppies, buppies, homeless and hopeless are all here, all of them with something to s... ...more
By Jonathan · ★★★☆☆ · February 21, 2009
A delightful little jam of a book, chock-full of the (un)usual amuse-bouches we've all come to expect from NYC dwellers, thanks to the eponymous website. Guaranteed to make you feel your city and its own denizens lack chutzpah, wit, flow, and style in their speech. New Yorkers shine, the tourists... ...more
By Jessica (Effingham, SC) · ★★★☆☆ · February 04, 2014
Interesting way to look at our culture. A funny read! ...more
By Bree (Girard, OH) · ★★☆☆☆ · April 25, 2012
This is a really long book so it's better to just skip around. I think each page has 4 conversations on it so that is a lot of reading. Some are ridiculous and I rolled my eyes. I didn't laugh out loud and many were not funny but really sad and pathetic. I think a book edition was too much but to... ...more
By Kim · ★★★★☆ · October 18, 2008
This is a very entertaining book. My favorite overheard thing is what a guy said on his cellphone: "Fuck you! I have a website you can go to. It's called www.getbitchslappedyoufuckingbitch.com. Or how about www.fuckthisshityoufuckingwhore.net.com?" It's that last "net.com" that gets me. It's like... ...more
By Elizabeth (Jamaica Plain, MA) · ★★★★☆ · April 20, 2008
A funny and quick read that I like to have in the Bathroom at home.
Often I found myself using the conversations within to justify my irrational dislike of New York City. ...more
By Tyler (Muncie, IN) · ★★★☆☆ · January 07, 2010
It is what it is. Quirky snippets of out-of-context conversations. At times funny. Other times not so much. ...more
By Rachael (Washington, PA) · January 01, 2008
I just got this book for Christmas. I love overheardinpittsburgh.com so I am sure this will be a great book. ...more
By Raquel (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · April 12, 2007
hilarious/bizarre/frightening conversations overheard in New York. A fun, quick read! ...more
By Justin (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · January 22, 2008
Sarah & I are working on a companion book: Overheard in Santa Cruz. ...more