The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop

“A nice quiet night.”

During his two decades on the force, if you asked NYPD officer Steve Osborne how things were going, that’s what he’d tell you. On a stakeout? Nice quiet night. Drive by shooting? Nice quiet night. Now, with The Job he’s ready to talk, and does he have some stories to tell.

Most civilians get their information about police work from television shows, which are pure fantasy. Here, Osborne takes us into his world, the gritty and not so glamorous life of real street cops. And along the way he finds humor and soul searching humanity in the most unlikely places. For anyone interested in knowing what a cop’s life is all about, this is a must read.

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3 Comments

  1. Great Collection of Stories I’ve been lucky enough to know some cops and firemen over the years, and always loved hanging out with them. They are each a treasure trove of tales, and you never know where the story is going to go, from heartbreaking to laugh out loud funny. These guys see the worst, and best in their fellow man on a daily basis, and it seems that the human race is capable of anything and everything, and whatever they do, a cop is usually around to witness it. 

  2. Enjoyable from beginning to end I have always been fascinated with the world of cops, the ones who operate in a city like New York, Los Angeles, etc., and also must admit right here and now, I have always appreciated their presence among us. Now a days it seems that a growing feeling of resentment against the police has escalated to very dangerous levels, but when one really thinks about it, the lives of these public servants that patrolled certain areas, have always been in some kind of hazard, maybe not each moment of their…

  3. From the streets of New York and the stage of The Moth come these great stories about ‘The Job’ ‘The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop’ by Steve Osborne is a straight-from-the-hip collection of true stories from the career of Mr. Osborne. I first became familiar with him from The Moth, so I was excited when I saw that he had written a book. 

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