New York Stories

New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of New York Magazine
Ed. by Steve Fishman, John Homans, and Adam Moss

New York City is not a microcosm, and this anthology from “the magazine that is the city that is the world,” or, in Tom Wolfe’s no less biased opinion “the hottest magazine in America in the second half of the twentieth century,” proves it. However, if you’re looking for fascinating portraits in wealth, celebrity, and power with just a touch of seediness and sleaze, you won’t want to miss it. From radical chic and the brat pack to female chauvinists and wiseguys, nearly every story is a winner, combining fresh, first-person (“new”) journalism with sharp insight into the cultural, political and sexual spirit of the age.