My last book of the year. I think this was a good one to end 2016 on.
The book is Humans of New York.
Mat got me this book for Christmas. It wasn't on any of my lists - he just thought I would like it and he was right. It is a photographic story that was started in 2010 by photographer Brandon Stanton. Brandon went to many of the neighborhoods in New York to capture the people who lived there. There were several stories that accompanied the stories. This book is a result of his blog, which has millions of followers.
The book is beautiful. I grew up going to New York City several times a year - taking in the sites with my family, and also attending countless Broadway Shows. One of my first cousins grew up to become a Broadway actress, and she is still there today. Now that I have my own family, we continue the tradition into New York City with our kids.
This book captures New York City perfectly. The wide variety of people who live there and who are not afraid to live out loud never ceases to amaze me. Me - always being one who isn't comfortable with my own skin - always envy those who are.
This book is a quick read, but if you are looking to see some amazing pictures and hear some incredible stories of real people, I encourage you to grab this book and give it a read. It is something I will treasure for years to come and constantly look at when I need a smile.