Friday, January 6, 2012

Book "Not For Parents - New York" - A Traveler Guide by Lonely Planet

About the Book: Introducing Lonely Planet’s brand new Not for Parents series!
This is not a guidebook. And it’s definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real inside story about one of the world’s most famous cities — New York. In this book you’ll hear fascinating tales about towering skyscrapers and deep subways, a naked cowboy, and the Yankees loudest fans.
Check out cool stories about hot dogs and snapping alligators, bulls in the stock exchange and sports on the street. You’ll find superheroes, famous battles, cops, cooks, and millions of rats.
Which lady moved to New York from Paris in 350 pieces?
Did Martians really invade New York in 1938?
Which skyscraper was meant to double as an airship dock?
Would you like to spend a night inside an elephant?
This book shows you a New York your parents probably don’t even know about. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet’s new Not for Parents: New York City opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world’s most exciting cities.

About the Author: Klay Lamprell is a freelance writer and editor and a regular contributor to parenting magazines. She can be contacted at

My Review: This is a informative book, very well illustrated, written in an easy language, as the main target audience is young readers. But it is definitely a book that everybody can enjoy and learn from it. I live 50 minutes away from Central Park and most of the fascinating facts described in the book about New York City were new to me. Very enjoyable reading, very well produced and presented, it took me about 1 hour and half to go over the entire book. I recommend this book to those who want to learn interesting facts and stories about New York City.

This book was published by Lonely Planet Publications in August 2011 and was kind enough to provide this book for me through their Vine Program for reviewing and I was not request to provide a positive review. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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