Pauline Frommer's highly-personal guide to her own home city has, in previous editions, twice been named "Best Guidebook of the Year" by the North American Travel Journalists Association. It has been the best-selling guide to the city for the last three years. Though she deals with luxury choices as well as bargains, she makes a special effort to overcome New York's reputation for stratospheric prices, ferreting out scores of moderately-priced options in lodgings, meals, attractions, entertainment and more. Like all Easy Guides, this annually-researched and popular best-seller is "Quick to Read, Light to Carry"—and colorfully written.
Fully updated yearly, and printed in large, easy-to-read type, the book contains:
-Handy pull-out map and bulleted maps throughout
-Self-guided walking tours
-Exact prices and subway directions for every listing in the book, so there are never any nasty surprises
-Opinionated advice on what to see and what to skip
-Insightful discussions of New York’s history and culture
-16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs, at the front of the book plus black and white photos throughout
Pauline Frommer is a proud native New Yorker, who enjoys nothing more than exploring her home town. That being said, she's also traveled the world, first with her guidebook writing parents, Arthur Frommer and Hope Arthur, and later with her own family. Frommer was the founding editor of Frommers.com, served as editor of the travel section of MSNBC.com for two years and has written for numerous publications, from the Dallas Morning News to Weight Watchers to Nick, Jr. Currently, she co-hosts the nationally syndicated radio show "The Travel Show", pens an internationally syndicated newspaper column for King Features and is serving as the editorial director for the new Frommer guidebooks and the co-President of FrommerMedia LLC.