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Bad Cop: New York's Least Likely Police Officer Tells All
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Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date March 31, 2009
Pages 260
Binding Paperback
Edition 1 original
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781596911598
ISBN-10 159691159X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.52 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.00
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A funny and revealing memoir of one man's journey into and out of the New York City police department.

In 2001, Paul Bacon was a typical young New Y orker: hip, liberal, overeducated, a little aimless. But then 9/11 happened. Hearing a call to duty―and lacking any better employment options―he joined the NYPD, with the earnest hope of making his hometown a safer place. Silly him.

In Bad Cop, Paul recounts his ill-conceived experiment in public service, focusing on his own professional handicaps: his glass jaw, his overly trusting nature, and his fear of confrontation. The book begins with his police academy training, when he falls in love with the beautiful cadet Clarabel (and develops an unhealthy attraction to his sidearm). T he story follows him through an awkward apprenticeship and out onto the streets, where the touchy-feely Paul is transformed into the rough-and-tumble Officer Bacon. Through amazing accounts of his escapades on the Harlem beat, his memoir emerges as both a celebration and a send-up of the legendary force that protects New Y ork―most of the time.

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