In the City of Bikes by Pete Jordan
The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist (P.S.)

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Jordan is an honest, self-effacing narrator, and there's much that's lovably comic about his inauguration into Amsterdam cyclo-culture.
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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.

 

About Pete Jordan

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Pete Jordan is the author of the memoir Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States. Pete's work has been featured on public radio's "This American Life"and in the New York Times. He currently lives in Amsterdam.
 
Published April 16, 2013 by Harper Perennial. 451 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Professional & Technical, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Jan 17 2013

An excellent choice for bikers and those who appreciate how a city's history can be changed by the simplest of passions.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Anna Finger on Apr 14 2013

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.

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Reviewed by Hector Tobar on Apr 25 2013

Jordan is an honest, self-effacing narrator, and there's much that's lovably comic about his inauguration into Amsterdam cyclo-culture.

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