I’m going into Manhattan for a close friend’s birthday party tomorrow night. I’ve lived here for over a year and I’m only a half-hour train ride from Penn Station, but I still have only gone into NYC a handful of times. It’s weird.
For the first eighteen years of my life, the closest city to me was Philly and, from 18 – 34, I lived in that city. So, I’m not nearly as familiar with New York (there’s only so much you can learn from a trip into the city for a Broadway show or to meet someone for dinner) and, as a result, I’m not nearly as comfortable. Plus, the trains back to NJ stop running shortly after 1 a.m., which isn’t a big deal since I’m old, but it’s still much harder than getting home from other cities.
In other news, The Hip-Hop 10 returned to the top 10 of books on hip-hop this week. My first book outsells (and outshines) all of my other books combined. I feel like Mase.
Here’s what I published this week:
“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.”
– Dale Carnegie
Have a fabulous weekend!
Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.