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Portrayals of female life in New York City have been exaggerated in countless forms: television shows that convince young women that they can afford one too many Manolo Blahniks (on a freelance writer's salary); films that focus on some girl's obsession with shopping and dating and that's it; and books that highlight women read
If you ask a New Yorker what they absolutely can't stand about life in the big city, they'll most likely throw a laundry list of woes your way: sky-high rents for the teeniest of tiny apartments; smelly, packed subway rides during commuting hours; sidewalks filled with aimlessly-wandering tourists, and so on. But, if you read