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Coffee Table Books | Humans of New York: Stories

Humans of New York: Stories - Brandon Staton, Coffee Table Book, Hardback

As my most recent bout of brain fog cleared, I found myself - once again - thoroughly obsessed with finding a snuggly blanket, pouring myself a hot coffee and curling myself up in my lime green beanbag. This simple pleasure has been the ultimate comfort during these colder months and so, incredibly, hygge when I throw in a couple of candles - much to my boyfriend's dismay. But, sometimes, it's just nice to get away; detox the digital and focus on yourself. Which, incidentally, is exactly how I've spent my last two months. How've you been?


I devoured the pages of Humans of New York: Stories in less than a day (alongside The Life Changing Magic of not Giving an F*** and a plate-sized mac and cheese calzone - yes, you read that correctly). The book is so deliciously raw in catering to the perpetually nosey. It shatters any self-centric illusions you may have and encourages you to empathise with total strangers through snippets of interviews thoughtful photographs. From the happy to the heartbreaking, there's a little something everyone can relate to. Though, my favourite passage, is on p272 and reads:

"...Maritime laws only exist to guarantee safe passage. There are no loopholes or biases to favour more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea."

Which, is brings equal measurs of comfort and dreadwith the current state of the planet. Don't you think?

Whether you're looking for the ultimate dip-in-dip out photobook for your five minutes peace or something engaging to entertain your guests as you run around finishing getting ready - just me? - you cannot go wrong with a copy of Humans of New York: Stories. If you enjoyed this post, why not follow me on Bloglovin' so you don't miss my other coffee table book recommendations coming up later on in the week!

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