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Humans of New York: Stories
Humans of New York: Stories | Brandon Stanton
In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project--to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List. It has appeared on that list for over twenty-five weeks to date. The appeal of HONY has been so great that in the course of the next year Brandon's following increased tenfold to, now, over 12 million followers on Facebook. In the summer of 2014, the UN chose him to travel around the world on a goodwill mission that had followers meeting people from Iraq to the Ukraine to Mexico City via the photos he took.
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Alora
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Finished my first book for #SuperSeptember !

Been reading this one on and off and finally finished the rest of it today.

My goals for the #readathon are:
◇Finish Humans of New York ✅️
◇Finish Fahrenheit 451
◇Start and finish 1984
◇Make progress in The Goblet of Fire Illustrated

@Andrew65 #classics

Andrew65 Good luck 😁 2mo
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Tomigirl44
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Photos and short stories - what‘s not to love about this? Funny and poignant.

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Alora
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I absolutely love reading Humans of New York with everything going on in the world right now!
The illustrations match the quotes perfectly and really draw you in!
Each story has so much emotion!
A few of the stories left me laughing, some crying, and some speechless! 😳🙌🏼

I am just entering hour 7 of the #24B4Monday #readathon ! 🎉🥳
I have a great feeling about hitting 24 hours this time!

#currentlyreading #keeplitsypositive #booked2020

Andrew65 Sounds great. Good luck with getting to 24 hours. 3y
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Tonton
Humans of New York: Stories | Brandon Stanton

When you visit the city, consider a drink at:

https://secretnyc.co/literary-themed-bars-new-york-city/

Chrissyreadit Oh!!! Why did I live there in the 80‘s and 90‘s when clubs were in????? I‘m feeling so homesick! Although I probably could not afford most of those places. 3y
Tonton @Chrissyreadit Where were you? I was on Columbus between 77th and 78th. I miss the city terribly. (Living in Tokyo now.) 3y
Butterfinger Ooh. That is neat. 3y
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Chrissyreadit @Tonton I was in Ozone Park Queens, and Astoria Queens Just a ride on the A train away, (or E or F occasionally) I also worked for a couple years for YAI in several Manhattan group homes. Mostly on the lower East side. Our main office was on 54th and 8th I think...😁 you were right in the heart of it! 3y
Tonton @Chrissyreadit Whoa! I was in Ozone Park for a year before making the move to Manhattan! I worked in an office on 55th between 6th and 7th. Good times! 3y
Chrissyreadit @Tonton did you grow up in Ozone Park? Such a small world! 3y
Chrissyreadit Also my son wants to live in Japan. He has been studying Japanese over Skype with a woman in Japan for over three years. (Through italki) do you like it there? 3y
Tonton @Chrissyreadit In Jersey before Ozone Park. It‘s great to hear about your son learning Japanese. Yes, I like it here though sometimes I dream about bagels and getting a real slice of pizza N.Y. plain cheese.😎 3y
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squirrelbrain
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Love these books.... this one is Human Stories so has a story alongside each photo - I also have the original Humans of New York and Felines of New York!

#human
#ayupaugust

*The Human League were formed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in 1977*

xxjenadanxx Nothing restores my faith in Humanity more than HONY. 3y
kaysworld1 I absolutely love this guy I follow him on Instagram what he does is for people is amazing. 3y
Cinfhen Nicely done ✅ 😘 3y
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BIG MOOD

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AnansiGirl
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HONY: Stories are people‘s sharing something personal of themselves with photographer Brandon Stanton captured on the streets of NYC.

“I‘m an opera singer.”
“What‘s the highest note you can hit?”
“An F-sharp.”
“What does that sound like?”

#subjectofthemonth #truestories @Tove_Reads

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MolliesaurusRex
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I love the juxtaposition of the photos with the quotes from the subjects. Like, there‘s a reason I‘ve followed him on social media for years. So of course I loved this book. It‘s a quick read, but considering it‘s all photos and accompanying quotes of varying length, that‘s no surprise. Now I get to figure out yet another book to start.

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MolliesaurusRex
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Decided this would be my next book. Another one of my awesome Goodwill finds!😍📖 #humansofnewyork #goodwillfinds #mixingitup

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JenniferEgnor
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Maybel approves this book (she was actually stretching and yawning, thus perfect timing)! This one is amazing. It takes guts to do what Brandon Stanton does— just walk up to people and talk to them. You‘ll laugh, smile, cry, think. It makes you want to hit the street and talk to people. You never know where someone has been or where they‘re trying to go. Who knows? It could be the best thing to happen to them, or you!

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Blaire
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This is such a fun book to pick up and flip to a random page and read someone‘s story. Love the diversity of humanity that in nyc. #human #getmovin

BiblioLitten These are the kind of books I'd keep on the coffee table.💖 4y
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Cinfhen I was hoping someone would post this!!! I‘m pretty sure @BarbaraTheBibliophage bought this at last year‘s #phillyMeetUp ~ it looks really interesting 5y
Traci1 ❤❤ Love this book. 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love this book. But I have it for Kindle, so it‘s not me you‘re thinking of during the meet up. 😍 5y
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GripLitGrl @Cinfhen @Traci1 @BarbaraTheBibliophage It's such a cool book👍😎❤ 5y
Cinfhen Did u buy the second book @BarbaraTheBibliophage or maybe it was the woman‘s March book??? 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Can‘t believe you remember this. I got this book for a song! 5y
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MoniqueReads305
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I love the way the stories are arranged in this photo-journalism book. The arrangement makes the quotes more powerful.

#currentlyreading

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MoniqueReads305
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A Lightly Sweetened Chai Tea Latte and Humans of New York, before heading into work.

#currentlyreading

Chelleo I need to get my hands on that!! 5y
MoniqueReads305 @Chelleo This is a library copy but I'm seriously thinking about purchasing a copy of my shelves. 5y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#allthebooksof2017 #firstreadoftheyear #shortestbookyouread

Playing catch-up on this challenge from Instagram! My first book was HONY Stories, and my shortest read (other than graphic novels and novellas) was The Argonauts!

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MelissaSue81
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All the feels.

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the-flashley
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I love the Humans of New York cover... you can only see the title if you turn it just the right way. #bare #uncannyoctober #catsoflitsy

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Emily92Bibliophile
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5⭐ Loved this book- and I'm going to be in NYC in exactly 3 weeks from now 🎉🙌🏻🎉

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Emily92Bibliophile
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T minus 4 weeks until I am in New York City for my short vacay. Starting this ❤️

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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#lyricalapril #true

I'm a big fan of nonfiction in all its forms. Here are some of a great #true stories I've read so far this year!

Cinfhen Those titles look great! I enjoy nonfiction as well...I'm familiar with some of these titles will check out the others. Thanks for the post📚🤓 6y
LauraBeth I haven't read it since the 90s but I loved Prozac Nation! 6y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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Reading the book I got for Christmas today! Thanks to my sister. 😉

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bookishbitch
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A few of the bookish things I got for Christmas. My daughter and I both got each other the Lauren Graham book which was funny. Now we can do a read-a-long! #happybookmas

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MallenNC
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For today's #SeasonsReadings2016 prompt for #BookWithPictures I chose Humans of New York: Stories. This Facebook photo project is a bright spot on the internet. I have both of these compilations and they are great to flip through or read page by page. The stories always make me think about how much people from all over the world have in common.

cathysaid LOVE reading these on FB. Did you read the recent series, after the election, where he documented stories from counties (I think in Michigan) where they voted Trump? Poignant stories that helped give me some perspective. 6y
MallenNC @cathysaid I love when he does a special series. And I like that he's used the project's popularity to raise awareness and money for different causes, like schools, cancer research, and refugees. 6y
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v_cuev
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Love this photographer's work. So many beautiful stories about life. I truly believe he helps spread joy, understanding, and empathy. #artrelatedbooks #seasonsreadings2016

Suet624 Brandon is a treasure. 6y
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Victoria_C
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One of the book blogs I read (might have been Book Riot) suggested some post election reading and this was one suggestion. I'm embarrassed to say I've had this for quite a while but haven't done more than flip through it quickly. I'm going to spend some more time with it.

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Blaire
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Some reading to get the family excited for our upcoming NYC trip. My son loves seeing all the people who live there. #nycbooks #travel

RaimeyGallant How was the trip? #NYClove 5y
Blaire We had a fantastic time! I've found NYC really easy to navigate with two little kids, which has been a pleasant surprise on our trips there. 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I've been sneaking into this book on and off for the last several months. There are some great stories in here. 🗽🏙🌃

aloslibrary Going through the exact same thing. 😁👍💚 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @alominor I feel this way about every ten years! 💚 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed this book and so many of its great stories! 6y
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faelinwolf
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I think I love this book (and the FB posts) for the same reason a love being a therapist: I love hearing people's stories & experiences & perspectives. & the photographs are beautiful & honest & real.

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Litsy
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"I [heart] #HONY!! This edition of Brandon Stanton‘s gorgeous photography includes longer stories, giving us a better glimpse into these strangers‘ lives. This book definitely wins as my favorite coffee table book." - @kdwinchester #FunFridayPhoto

SusanInTiburon Love this book! ❤️ 6y
BlankWallBrian Got this as a Xmas gift and it's one of the best gifts I've gotten. I can spend hours lost in the profiles and photos. 6y
Linsy I've wanted to read this one so much! Great reminder :) 6y
Apoorv This was a secret Santa gift for me last year. It just dropped at my doorsteps and boy did that make me happy! 😊😛 Superb conveyance of subtle emotions! 💟 6y
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Furny
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I adored this book. Brandon Stanton stops strangers in New York and takes pictures and talks to them for twenty minutes and this contains the responses.He chats to the young, old, business people, homeless and punks etc the city is so diverse and it makes you aware that everyone has a story to tell and many with heart breaks or triumphs. If you like to "'People Watch" ( My 10 yr old says it like its an established hobby!?) you will love this!!?X

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Gingersnapppp
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What a powerful book of pictures and stories. I really enjoyed this collection. This book was heartbreaking and beautiful.

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kdwinchester
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"When we picked this book for the office we thought of you, Kendra," said my husband's boss. I must have really made an impression at those office Christmas parties. ??

SusanInTiburon I love this book. Humans are so interesting. 6y
Tarlia I so want this book. 6y
angrylilasian This book is amazing. It really brings home the idea that we don't know what anyone is going through unless we ask. We need more of this and less "reality" tv. 6y
Dogearedcopy I follow #HONY on FB and *love * their special campaigns. I need to get this book too! 6y
Sydsavvy My son gave this to me as a gift. Everyone in Our family picked it up and read it front to back. Then I took it to the office. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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Heatherine
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I love the blog!! The book is the best parts of the blog. www.http://www.humansofnewyork.com/ (Not sure how to do the link, hopefully it worked.)

LadyLitLawyer My favorite coffee table book 6y
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Furny
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What book do you really want that's on the top of your wish list?. This is mine!. Just listening to other people's life stories fascinates me so I know I'm going to love this!😍❤️x

Rolldermort Yessss I want to read this too 7y
Furny I've put a request in for my local library to buy it & they have accepted so I will have it soon!😀. I'll let you know what I think Rolldermort.x 7y
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angrylilasian
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This book.
It's taken me through all the emotions. Even ones I didn't know I had. I'm drained and emotional but inspired and enlightened at the same time. You must read it.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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LinaLovesLit I agree 100%. 7y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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"We're eye doctors"
"What's something about the eye that most people don't realize?"
"The eye doesn't see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn't only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we've seen before

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Viscerally honest photos & stories. The author has captured a wide range of people in the melting pot that is NY, the stories range from sweet to disheartening and everything in between. It is a gorgeous snapshot of humanity in all stages and crossroads of this crazy thing we call life.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Great pictures, with some wonderful stories or tidbits. The children are adorable though.

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Morts81
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Great book for a few minutes between having to deal with the kid

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Airykah13
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Some of these stories make me sad

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Rhondareads
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Snapshot interviews of random people in New York.