Enjoying a Short Stay in New York City
Donald Bernard Izban
Donald B. Izban is a "native son" of New York
City by osmosis. He was born in Chicago, lived in New York for eleven months
during the mid-1950's, and he has visited the "Big Apple" hundreds of times
since then. For about three years, he even commuted weekly between Chicago and
New York, on business (on a Monday through Friday basis). It is an
understatement to say that he knows New York City well.
In addition to Guideposts for Enjoying a Short Stay in New
York City, Mr. Izban has been published often—two earlier books, several
magazine articles and poems, and an occasional essay. He has also edited
newsletters for scions of the Baker Street Irregulars, of which he is an
invested member (since 1994).
"These Irregular folks make up that honorable, learned
society devoted to the study and analysis of the collected works of Sherlock
Holmes (a.k.a., the Canon)," he says. "They are in evidence in New York annually
gathering there to celebrate Holmes's birthday and wallow in his accomplishments
as a consulting detective. Thus, they would do well to read this book."
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