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“Which city is better: L.A. or New York?” Inspired by this oft-posed question, the bi-coastal Sammy Perlmutter decided to pin his two hometowns side by side and answer this question once and for all. It turns out, the cities’ similarities are what make it impossible to choose.

The New Yorker’s Guide to LA, The Angeleno’s Guide to NYC – colourful and comprehensive – is as much a love letter to two cities as it is a practical travel guide. By highlighting the parallels between the two cities, it will help readers get up to speed in New York City settle into the groove of Los Angeles. Featuring a mirrored design, this book shows which neighbourhoods correspond in each city, which pizza places and taco stands can’t be missed and how to seamlessly switch from navigating the MTA to driving on the 405. Covering everything you need to know to tackle either or both cities – from art, culture, shopping, eating, day trips and first date spots to neighbourhood history lessons and area code reputations – it highlights the similarities while breaking down the nuanced differences in each city.

Though it’s tongue-in-cheek and fun to read, the book will be illustrated with maps, diagrams and portraits and will be a practical, must-have guide for tourist and native alike.