For your cousin who swears she’ll never leave New York City for anywhere else on Earth:
Letters of Note: New York City Compiled by Shaun Usher NOVEMBER | PENGUIN BOOKS | $15
This slim collection of letters pays tribute to the greatest city in the world (if we do say so ourselves). Andy Warhol’s landlord scratches out a note about the trash left behind after his “usually large parties,” while the notoriously elusive J.D. Salinger writes to the New York Post about one of its articles, among other delightful tidbits.