11 May 2016

Book Review of The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn

In this week's post I'm changing things up again. I recently received an autographed copy of the book The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn by gifted author Bill Morgenstein. And although my schedule is already jam-packed I couldn't resist reading it immediately. 

The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn
by Bill Morgenstein


This captivating memoir illustrates what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn during the Great Depression and World War II era, to have dreams fulfilled and then have those same dreams dashed. His first-hand accounts detail the ups and downs of his live “way back when” all the way through the present, and are just stirring.

In Mr. Morgenstein’s memoir, you get a glimpse of his childhood when he wanted to become a professional baseball player for the New York Yankees, his education at the University of Alabama, and a budding career, all the way through his military service in Korea. His travels, adventures, and business sense are thoroughly highlighted throughout. Upon his return from serving his country, he became the successful President of a company before celebrating his thirtieth birthday. 

Bill was in the shoe business. Although he started out selling footwear in the local shoe stores, he rapidly made a name for himself. He traveled to factories Stateside as well as overseas to bring the newest shoe styles on the market. Countries such as Spain, Germany, Brazil, Holland and Italy were frequent travel destinations. But, despite all of his demanding activities, he somehow managed to preserve a personal life. It was, therefore,  wonderful to learn that he's been married to the love of his life, Sylvia, for over 60 years.

This book was written with a definite zest for life which the author superbly expresses. Every page seems to exude his “Never give up no matter what” attitude, which I find inspirational. This book is a well-written, entertaining autobiography, I just couldn’t put down. I give The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn Five Gold Shoes! 

by A. Piper Burgi

Piper is the author of military lifestyle books and RV travel journals. When she isn't busy typing away on her computer, she can be found chasing after her furry children or holding on tightly to a good cup of coffee. Follow her on LinkedInFacebookGoodreads and Google+.

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