Drunk college kid: I had to read Grapes of Wrath. Which, by the way, has no grapes! Pissed me off!

–53rd & 7th

20-Something chick: Non fiction? That’s true stuff right?

–Barnes & Noble, 54th between 3rd & Park

Older sister, giving younger brother a book entitled Living in Sin: Here, this is all about you.

–Barnes & Noble, Union Square

Guy, to friend reading Dostoevsky’s The Idiot: Hey, is that your autobiography?

–Times Square

Overheard by: John

Ghetto white dude: Yo, that nigga is like Shakespeare. Mad gangsta.

–9th St & 4th Ave, Brooklyn

Overheard by: shannon ramlochan 

Guy: You can’t talk to me for half an hour about Chaucer and then tell me you have a boyfriend.

–St Mark’s & 3rd