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The Truth About New York
The Long-Term Visitor’s Guide to the City That Never Sleeps

by Amir Said

New York City is tough to figure out. For short-term visitors, this usually isn’t a concern. But for long-term visitors — those who plan to or have already relocated — understanding NYC is a must. For many, the task of learning NYC becomes little more than a wishful bargain with time. But time and patience alone doesn’t necessarily help you figure out NYC. That’s what makes ‘The Truth About New York: The Long-Term Visitor’s Guide to the City That Never Sleeps’ so useful. This innovative book by Amir Said is a cultural study that works as the ultimate guide to living in NYC for newcomers and veteran New Yorkers alike. Containing a detailed examination of everything from the New York mentality to dating and sex in NYC, ‘The Truth About New York’ is deeply informative, vast in its scope, and groundbreaking in its approach.

Paperback: 484 Pages, 6×9
Publisher: Superchamp Books
ISBN: 978-0-9893986-7-1
Price: $24.99
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Ghetto Brother
How I Found Peace in the
South Bronx Street Gang Wars

by Benjy Melendez with Amir Said

Benjy Melendez, founder of the Ghetto Brothers street gang, social activist, and lead singer of the Ghetto Brothers band, now tells his story: a memoir of life as a late 1960s/early 1970s street gang member, of a musician on the cusp of stardom, a fighter for peace, and a man on a quest to reclaim his Jewish roots. With chilling detail and candor, Benjy Melendez opens up as never before in ‘Ghetto Brother’ (Benjy Melendez with Amir Said). Telling the story of his family, growing up first in the West Village in in the ’60s, his family’s forced move to the South Bronx, his life in a street gang, and his transformation to a peace ambassador, ‘Ghetto Brother’ is a riveting memoir that explores the human condition. Melendez takes us back to the forgotten New York of the late 1960s and early 1970s that gave rise to New York’s infamous street gang era. But at its core, ‘Ghetto Brother’ examines the route from boy to man in uncharted territory, and it renders a vivid portrait of what identity means and what happens when that identity dissolves and grows anew. Evocative and filled with the sights and sounds of a changing New York and a transformative life, ‘Ghetto Brother’ is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary leader.

Paperback: 280 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-9749704-6-2
Price: $14.99
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