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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle

As I was researching online for more books to read, I chanced upon “NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette” by Nathan W. Pyle. It’s a book of illustrations about how to make the most of your trip to New York. Now I’ve read reports of New Yorkers having pet peeves towards tourists, despite their reputation as being friendly. I initially thought it ridiculous for them to voice out such opinions through newspapers and blogs. Until I read this book. I never encountered a book like this before. Pretty clever that the author has a knack for illustrating these tips in a funny way. Most interesting of all is the fact that he graduated with a degree in theology. Below is just two of about 136. I think this book would also be very helpful for those who do decide to make New York their new home. This can be read within few hours. I’m not usually a visual type of person, but this one I will definitely remember. Have you visited or lived in New York? What are your experiences like? …

Book Review: #GirlBoss, by Sophia Amoruso

Wow, this book I finished reading in just two days. Yes, two days. It may be 239 pages long, but the book is full of spunk just like the author herself and also full of advice I’d like to apply in my own life. Sophia Amoruso is the owner and CEO of women’s fashion website Nasty Gal. If you haven’t heard of this company before, so have I. I forgot how I came across this book, but it’s always thanks to Google I get to discover people like her. Coming from a background of never fitting in, diagnosed with ADHD, and later on shoplifting to earn money, she learned lessons along the way that led her to creating Nasty Gal initially through eBay, and now growing rapidly within just 8 years. According to her, the name Nasty Gal came from the album and song title by Betty Davis, and how she unapologetically dresses herself during her time. In sexy lingerie and black stockings. I listened to the song on YouTube, but actually it’s not to my liking. The …