Itzik & Mickey: Stories from Brooklyn & Beyond

Itzik Mickey Stories from Brooklyn Beyond This collection of twenty four stories essays and vignettes captures the experiences of two brothers who grew up in Brooklyn a decade apart Irving Itzik Glasser reveals the bittersweet exp

  • Title: Itzik & Mickey: Stories from Brooklyn & Beyond
  • Author: Irving Martin Glasser Myron Peretz Glazer
  • ISBN: 1937146677
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • This collection of twenty four stories, essays, and vignettes captures the experiences of two brothers who grew up in Brooklyn a decade apart Irving Itzik Glasser 1925 1994 reveals the bittersweet experiences of growing up during the Great Depression His younger brother, Myron Mickey Glazer, focuses on the World War II and post war years as he describes the siThis collection of twenty four stories, essays, and vignettes captures the experiences of two brothers who grew up in Brooklyn a decade apart Irving Itzik Glasser 1925 1994 reveals the bittersweet experiences of growing up during the Great Depression His younger brother, Myron Mickey Glazer, focuses on the World War II and post war years as he describes the similarities and differences in their childhood and adolescence The brothers focus on family, work, and poverty, but also on their radio heroes, their love of sports, and the features of the city that made life in Brooklyn and beyond a treasure of humor and poignancy As Mickey writes in the Preface, The stories in this collection are a constant reminder of struggles and obstacles in our lives But there are equally potent themes of courage and caring Life in the special culture of Brooklyn of the 1930s and 40s is long gone, but the legacy of those days lives on Even today, I remember my brother s voice, reminding me that there is humor to be found in every situation This is a legacy to be cherished and nourished, because with humor there is also hope.

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    1. Read this yesterday on my long train ride. Tried not to cry. These are the stories of my family on my maternal grandmother's side. I remember Itzik; more than that, I remember his stories. My grandmother was a boss, a monster, a scholar, a hungry queen.

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