In this unique city, it’s less “Welcome to Boston” and more welcome Boston to you. From street names to driving customs to weather, nothing is as it is wherever you call home, and the locals are proud of it. Boston writer John Powers turned his experience of living in Boston for over fifty years into this fun yet practical guide which brings visitors into the real Boston. Fresh with Peter Wallace’s animated illustrations, The Boston Handbook gives the inside scoop on everything from transportation to cuisine to architecture to weather. From front to back, there are tips on how to navigate the city (the West End doesn’t exist), how to understand Bostonians (Harvard Yard is Hahvid Yahd, and no, you’re the one with the accent), and how and why Boston has always been ahead of the rest of the USA
John Powers, a 42-year veteran of the Boston Globe, Harvard class of 1968, a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1983 for national reporting on the nuclear arms race, and an author of eight books.