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Een a thing or two in his years in the NYPD some harmless some definitely not In “Stakeout” Steve and his partner mistake a Manhattan dentist for an armed robbery suspect and reduce the man to a puddle of snot and tears when uestioning him In “Mug Shot” the mother of a suspected criminal makes a strange reuest and provides a sobering reminder of the humanity at stake in his profession And in “Home” the image of Steve’s family provides the adrenaline he needs to fight for his life when assaulted by two armed and viole. This guy really wants us to know a few things he s not a librul he s not a sensitive kind of of guy but he really is cops are all really good guys he gets a tingling in his ball bag whenever he s onto a good case he loves the term ball bagThe repetitiveness and simplicity of his writing were tiring but as a spoken storyteller he s much compelling I powered through the book but it s pretty sub par Skip the book and listen to him speak instead

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The Job by Steve Osborne

Nt crackheads      From stories about his days as a rookie cop to the time spent patrolling in the Anti Crime Unit and his visceral harrowing recollections of working during the weeks after 911 The Job True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop captures the humanity the absurdity and the dark humor of police work as well as the bravery of those who do it These stories will speak to those nostalgic for the New York City of the 1980s and ’90s a bygone era when the city was a crazier dangerous and possibly interesting pla. I listened to the audiobook version of this book I think it enhanced the book because I could hear the stories read in the author s own thick New York accent Once you hear him talk there is no mistaking that he was a NYC cop The stories were good reminiscent of NYPD Blue and brutally honest The stories in this book are not described through rose colored glasses I haven t head the F bomb dropped so many times in one book But I expected as much Some stories were interesting that others but they all held my attention and even had me held in slight suspense a few times Surprisingly the most powerful stories were not the ones about police work but the personal stories the author shared about his dad s death and his dog and being a cop during 911 I was seriously crying during the dad and dog stories But it s not all emotional I chuckled several times throughout the book too The main reason I gave it 3 stars instead of 4 is the editing I realize that the author is not a writer but a retired cop just telling about his life However the editing could have been a LOT better He switches from past to present tense during his stories and it was very noticeable I also think some of the descriptions could have been toned down For example he describes his cop intuition as a tingling in his ball sac and then repeats that phrase many times I seriously would have been fine had he just alluded to it instead I m no prude but it was a bit much I mentioned the cussing which was excessive Cussing doesn t bother me at all but he cussed a LOT It was almost overused to the point where it was distracting Would i recommend you read this book Yes as long as you aren t expecting a literary masterpiece I think most people will find it an interesting read With all the drama and protests surrounding police in the news lately it s interesting hearing stories from a police perspective I think a lot of people don t realize how hated cops are in some areas Will this book magically change the views people have Probably not but it will at least spark some thoughts or at the very least entertain you for a little whileSpoiler belowThe story about his dog is about the dog being killed in a car accident It is extremely difficult to read without crying But the story showed a softer emotional side to the author and was very touching Just warning any animal lovers out there

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“HOW YA DOIN’” With these four syllables delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people at the legendary storytelling venue The Moth and many tens of thousands via YouTube with his hilarious profane and touching tales from his twenty years as an NYPD street cop Steve Osborne is the real deal people the tough streetwise New York cop of your dreams one with a big big heart Kojak NYPD Blue Law Order Fuggedaboudem The Job blows them out of the water     Steve Osborne has s. Actual rating 25 starsI read an enthusiastic review of this book in the New Yorker and decided to buy a copy Note to self be skeptical of New Yorker reviewsThis is a collection of cop stories told by a cop I gather that many were originally oral presentations and perhaps they worked better that way In print the stories are repetitive long winded and shallow A few of them conveyed some of what it is to be a big city cop most though were about protecting said cop s egoSteve Osborne s stories don t come close to telling us what it is like to be a cop He doesn t address even a single one of the many acknowledged issues we re all aware of bad cops corruption racism uotas falsification of evidence brutality In his stories the cops are all good guys and everyone else especially minorities is a perp Anyone who hates cops is a liberalApart from admitting that he loved his wife s little dog and that being a cop put a strain on his marriage Osborne is remarkably unreflective There are no lessons here and not much honestyI was disappointed


10 thoughts on “The Job by Steve Osborne

  1. says:

    I enjoyed this book a great deal I was a cop for thirty one years so I might be coming at this book differently than most readers though this book has been well received and deservedly so The book is comprised of vignettes

  2. says:

    Actual rating 25 starsI read an enthusiastic review of this book in the New Yorker and decided to buy a copy Note to self

  3. says:

    Gritty often darkly humorous stories from a New York City cop I briefly dated one of New York's finest and I can attest that Osborne fits the mold These guys are tough They do an incredibly dangerous difficult and essential job And most of them do it wellI recently read Just Mercy A Story of Justice and Redempt

  4. says:

    When I first heard we'd be publishing this book I had no idea it would be so timely With NYC cops in the news so freuently now Steve Osborne is

  5. says:

    This guy really wants us to know a few things he's not a librul he's not a sensitive kind of of guy but he really is cops are all really good guys he gets a tingling in his ball bag whenever he's onto a good case he loves the term ball bagThe repetitiveness and simplicity of his writing were tiring but as a spoken storyteller he's

  6. says:

    Anyone who is a cop married to a cop or has a family memeber whose a police officer should read this book I am married to a cop so this book interested me Osborne does a great job detailing his time spent with the NYPD His stories made me laugh and cry He does such a good job describing his experiences especially 911 get the tissues My police

  7. says:

    I enjoyed these essays written by a retired NYC policeman They felt true and they made me want to know the author better I'd never really though about a cop loving his job that he might become an adrenaline junkie The only cops I've met are fictionalI felt like I met Steve Osborne

  8. says:

    I listened to the audiobook version of this book I think it enhanced the book because I could hear the stories read in the author's own thick New York accent Once you hear him talk there is no mistaking that he was a NYC cop The stories were g

  9. says:

    Ugh this book If homophobia racism classism and a healthy dose of sexism don't bother you; you may enjoy this insight less memoir of a NYC cop If they do bother you the author will chalk it up to your being a liberal

  10. says:

    It's like people read that some of these stories came from his Moth storytelling sets and then didn't read the fucking book oh man the Moth is cool so this must be cool five stars all around Uh nope A big pile o

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