The kind words are starting to pour, or at least trickle, in for The New York Commuter’s Glossary.
“As Urban Dictionary has taught us, there is a word for everything. Now, thanks to New York Commuter’s Glossary, there is even a word for those commuters brave enough to sit adjacent to the toilet on Metro-North. Michael Malone’s delightful A-Z tour through commuting-specific jargon will delight any New Yorker accustomed to the daily commuter slog, and instantly provide the verbiage for the strange and wondrous people and actions that make every morning and evening an adventure.”
–Chris O’Hara, author of Great American Beer
“Tell the author there are no black people in this book, and the art for ‘unfare’ [the extra several dollars the railroad charges a rider for buying a ticket on the train] is offensive because it shows a person getting arrested in Harlem.”
–Random guy on northbound Metro-North out of White Plains, while looking over our designer Emily’s shoulder as she worked on the book.