Nathan Pyle’s NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette Book Is Like A Diagonally Cut Sandwich

May 4, 2014 | 6:04 pm | Books |

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[Source: Buzzfeed]

My friend Nathan Pyle, author of the best selling NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette Book is now embarked on a new journey as the graphics guy at Buzzfeed.

Don’t forget to buy his book so he can continue to be inspired to give us these types of insights.

My personal favorite:
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But there are so many more to learn from…

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[Book] Next Generation Real Estate by Brendon DeSimone

May 4, 2014 | 5:10 pm | Books |

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My friend Brendon DeSimone has penned a tome on today’s relevant issues in the home buying and home selling process. Yes, there are a lot of real estate “how to” books out there, but his presentation is refreshingly straightforward. He provides a slew of tips from well regarded people in various walks of real estate life.

Even better, Brendan allowed me to rant about the current state of the appraisal industry and how buyers and sellers can navigate through the process in today’s challenging and confusing market conditions.

And yet even better, here’s my back cover quote for Brendon’s book:

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You can pick up a copy in a bunch of places, and here’s one:

Next Generation Real Estate: New Rules for Smarter Home Buying & Faster Selling [Amazon]

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Nathan Pyle’s NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette Book Tour Captures Hearts & Minds

April 25, 2014 | 10:23 am | Books |

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My friend Nathan Pyle‘s book NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette is selling out at The Strand and is hovering at around #100± on Amazon overall, #1 in travel and #1 in comics. He’s so modest that he doesn’t realize how amazing it is to have Harper Collins/William Morrow behind the marketing – and they approached him! Even cooler that he gave my wife and I a shoutout in the book!

Here’s the book saga timeline (ie Facebook page).

Here’s a fun interview on CBS 2 New York TV:

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Nathan Pyle’s NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette Book Now Available!

April 16, 2014 | 11:13 pm | Books |

SMALL_COVER_d My friend Nathan Pyle has penned a book: NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette that should be required reading, well at least required viewing for:

  • anyone living in NYC, or
  • anyone planning to visit NYC, or
  • anyone who’s ever read anything about NYC, or
  • anyone who hasn’t thought about going to NYC someday, or
  • anyone not planning to visit NYC, or
  • anyone who’s never read anything about NYC, or
  • well, anyone.

You get what I mean. This book is clearly for everyone.

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You can check it on on his Facebook page or actually buy it on Amazon.

He’s come a long way from making selfie-videos of his basketball dunking prowess. I’ve long been a fan of his art. Nathan combines nice Midwestern sensibilities (he’s from Ohio) with street smarts, artistic talent and a dab of humor.

In fact Nathan’s only shortcoming is his siding with the “GIF” (Graphics Interchange Format) pronunciation camp while I am squarely in the “Sounds like “Jif” as in the peanut butter AND confirmed by the inventor of the “GIF” camp who said, and I quote:

“It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.”

And the word is getting out, in newspapers, an AMA on Reddit on radio/podcast, etc.

Here are a few samples, I plan to revisit his artwork over the next few weeks. The book even provides instructions on where to eat pizza on a busy sidewalk!!! C’mon people, the value add for that alone is worth well above the very modest price! Here are a few samples…

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Nathan Pyle’s NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette Book Coming Soon!

August 12, 2013 | 12:15 pm | Books |

If you’re a reader of Matrix, then you’ve been subjected to my fandom of the work of my friend Nathan Pyle, here, here, here and here will have his very clever observations about NYC published in 2014.

Here’s a nice write up in Gizmodo and The Daily Dot. Don’t forget to “like” his Facebook page so you’ll know when the book is published!

DISCLOSURE: the fact that we disagree on the pronunciation of GIF (I’m in the “like the peanut butter “Jif” camp.), his work is smooth, not chunky.

The following is a recent batch that “probably” didn’t make the book (imagine how good the images in the book will be):













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[Nathan Pyle] “NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette” as Rotating GIFS

March 26, 2013 | 1:59 pm | Books |

My friend and crazy talented artist Nathan Pyle created a series of rotating gifs that should prove useful to those who just moved to the big city.

For a bunch more, check out Nathan Pyle‘s collection.

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