Pete Jordan, author of the wildly popular Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States, is back with a memoir that tells the story of his love affair with Amsterdam, the city of bikes, all the while unfolding an unknown history of the city's cycling, from the craze of the 1890s, through the Nazi occupation, to the bike-centric culture adored by the world today
Pete never planned to stay long in Amsterdam, just a semester. But he quickly falls in love with the city and soon his wife, Amy Joy, joins him. Together they explore every inch of their new home on two wheels, their rides a respite from the struggles that come with starting a new life in a new country.
Weaving together personal anecdotes and details of the role that cycling has played throughout Dutch history, Pete Jordan’s In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist is a poignant and entertaining read.
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An excellent choice for bikers and those who appreciate how a city's history can be changed by the simplest of passions.Read Full Review of In the City of Bikes: The Sto... | See more reviews from Kirkus
For anyone contemplating visiting or living in The Netherlands, In the City of Bikes is a must read. It goes a few steps beyond the usual travel book fare.Read Full Review of In the City of Bikes: The Sto... | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
Jordan is an honest, self-effacing narrator, and there's much that's lovably comic about his inauguration into Amsterdam cyclo-culture.Read Full Review of In the City of Bikes: The Sto... | See more reviews from LA Times
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