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Get the book — have some fun — You will Love it.

Some people have asked about the web site for the book  TROUBLE IN FLATBUSH. Go To


or go directly to Amazon.com.

You will have surely have some fun.

Retracing Steps Doesn’t Always Work

Several people have asked me how I could write a “biography of place” with such precision, considering that it is such a long time ago, more than a half-century. It all started with reminiscences with my mother of “the good old times. ” She was 96 years old at the time and had a surprisingly accurate recollection of events. As I listened to the telling of an event, I could see with amazing detail where it took place and what the surrounding s looked like. I proceeded from there.

My memories are mostly visual. The images have an antecedent and a consequent. It is like walking in on the middle of a movie and being able to play it back a ways to see how the current frame came about. The exercise became hypnotic and I was able to see places and events as if they were unfolding in front of me. It was, amazingly, all there. I tested the veracity of the script on my elderly mother and my (much) older brother. I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t revising the images to current preferences. Each of the chapters became a rebirth of a childhood and a way of life that has long vanished. Thus, TROUBLE IN FLATBUSH. is a biography of place and time.

Get to know me

If you were ever 12 years old, you will get a kick out of my latest book, TROUBLE IN FLATBUSH.. Visit the website and learn a little bit more about me. I know, that I’ve brought out the best parts, but very little is hidden.