New York City is the greatest city in the world!
Or is it?
This collection of 200 jokes (because people are too distracted to read full paragraphs anymore) was written by Nadja Sayej, a Canadian culture journalist and photographer who lived in Toronto, Berlin and Paris before landing in the "city of her dreams."
Lo and behold, she quickly learned that living in Manhattan is not a dream. It's a nightmare. From the never-ending stench of trash to late-night partyers, the loneliness, ghosting, fake friends and constant stream of arrogant, jaded and self-centered New Yorkers is like hell on earth. The only time anyone has ever talked to her was when they wanted something, be it contacts, money, volunteer work or even just a cup of oat milk.
This 126-page gem is a collateral "WTF" to some of the best and worst of the city that never sleeps (actually, it sleeps at midnight on a Saturday bedause everyone is ordering take-out and watching Netflix).
"If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere," they say? Make it to midtown, people.
Nadja Sayej has written over 200 jokes about living in Manhattan, all of which will entertain. She is a freelance journalist who writes for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, VICE, The New York Times and The Globe and Mail. She also does a bit of standup.
To be released October 2019.