My dream then was to play baseball for the New York Yankees. I was on the Stuyvesant baseball team, but because of my working hours, my playing time was limited. My first dream to become a corporate president by the time I was 35 years of age was fulfilled.
Experience the ups and downs of a life well lived in Bill Morgenstein s compelling new memoir, The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn.
While first reminiscing upon his childhood in Brooklyn during the depression, Morgenstein traces his life through times of war, peace, and everything in between.
At times funny and heartbreaking, The Crazy Life of a Kid in Brooklyn details Morgenstein s enlistment in the US Army, his days running a $55 million dollar company, his despair at losing it all to a scam, and much more.
His chance encounters with such historical figures as Sergeant York, Cordell Hull, Sid Gordon, Jomo Kenyatta,Vince Camuto,Pele, Regine, Telly Savalas, Ken Cole and many others, provide amusing cultural touchstones that reveal a willingness to embrace everything life has to offer.
Through all the successful, disappointing, dangerous, educational, and enlightening experiences that have shaped his life, Morgenstein remains philosophical as he explores the roles of ethics, honesty, and unfailing determination in shaping the human experience.
Martin Limon – At seventeen, Martin Limon joined the army and served briefly as a reporter for the Pacific Stars & Stripes in Seoul, Korea. During five tours in Korea, he studied the language, traveled the country from the DMZ to the Yellow Sea, and was personally embroiled in the clash of cultures on this trip-wire edge of the American empire. His first novel, Jade Lady Burning, was published by Soho Press in 1992 and was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. The series features 8th Army detectives George Sueno, from East L.A., and Ernie Bascom, a native of the suburbs of Detroit.