"You Really Don't Know This Place Till You Read This Book," says Regis Philbin

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New book draws rave reviews from celebrities.

The new book, "Follow Me! Guide To Lower Manhattan," by Hillary Davis, drew a rave review from the popular television host Regis Philbin when he read it. "No one has explored Lower Manhattan like Hillary Davis. It's all here for you to experience and enjoy. Even if you lived there all your life, you really don't know this place till you read this book." he said.

The only complete guide to everyone's favorite downtown, it offers walks through Chinatown, Little Italy, Tribeca, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, the Brooklyn Bridge .......with each walk having a generous helping of the author's favorite restaurants and shopping spots.

"Downtown is what visitors yearn to see.They unpack their bags and head downtown to see Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport...and so much more. The area has a special draw and meaning to a lot of the world since 9/11", says author Hillary Davis, when asked why she wrote the book. "It is where my heart is. I was here and personally witnessed 9/11. Ever since then I have tried to bring life back to the most exciting and wonderful place to visit. This is also the oldest part of the city, the nation's first capitol, and where George Washington was inaugurated."

A unique feature is the chapter devoted to the World Trade Center. It was written before 9/11 and is now the only way you can literally take a tour of it. The following is a short excerpt:

"On my first visit to Ground Zero, I didn't see what was gone, I saw what used to be there.

I could imagine the gleaming towers I used to live so close to. I could still see them glistening in the sun against a deep blue sky.

At first I felt a crushing heaviness. Then little streams of light filtered through as I turned my back on it and began to read the messages left to loved ones lost.

"Babe, I'll never ever forget the taste of your lips. I'll love you forever."

New York restaurateur, Drew Nieporent, loved the guide. He wrote,"Hillary Davis has written an engaging, heartfelt and authoritative guide that captures the true essence of Lower Manhattan. She brings this vital area of the city to life."

Follow Me! Guide to Lower Manhattan by Hillary Davis can be ordered online at amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble stores. Its ISBN number is 09660181-6-8 and its price is $18.95. The guide has a web site: http://www.followmetolowermanhattan.com.

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