About the Author
I grew up across the river from Manhattan in the early fifties, in the city of Newark, New Jersey. I have always been interested in what is happening in the world around me as well as away from me. I can say that I have never been someone who readily accepts the facts at face value, and I do not believe that I am alone in this respect. After sixty amazing years, somehow, I can still remember the humor, happiness and peace of mind that we all enjoyed and I re-live it everyday through the curiosity and honesty of the youngest generation today and especially my Grandson. In my book, I offer my take on the whole picture as I see it. It would be impossible to do so without getting that warm, fuzzy feeling at some points along the way, a good thing. Given that we are part of a very large group, worldwide, at the same juncture in our lives and with similar circumstances, I review the past that has shaped us and propose the future that, hopefully, will come. If we are instrumental in the rejuvenation of the elements which we all grew up with and valued, then we can make the quality of everyone's life better, especially those of the youngest generation. If we are not, then we are not living up to the reputation that has become the icon of our generation. I am terminally optimistic and perpetually seeing the lighter side of things. Maybe I missed my calling to have been a standup comedian. I once heard an Uncle suggest that to me when I was young. Could you really make a living being funny? Who knew?