Koch on Koch

As they might say in show biz, Ed Koch is top banana in the Big Apple. Now an enterprising publisher has put together a collection of his yaks and zingers titled 'How'm I Doing?' The Wit & Wisdom of Ed Koch (Lion Books; $4.50). A sampling:

On His Own Achievements: "You know how I always ask everybody how am I doing? Well, today I asked myself, and the answer was, 'Terrific.' " On Priorities: "For me promotion of the city's economy is a No. 1 priority. Of course, we have ten No. 1 priorities."

On Labor Unions: "The labor unions make contributions...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!