By Robert M. Katzman
To help himself and pay his school, he opened a home made, wood newsstand on the nook of 51st road and Lake Park street and labored seven days per week whereas taking an entire load of periods. Katzman’s operating classification existence and tough visual appeal made him a interest and an item of ridicule between his privileged classmates and an not going protégé of 3 striking writing lecturers. A one-armed, one-legged former hobo mentored him within the enterprise of newspaper revenues. through seventeen, he had a dozen staff, a legal professional, an accountant, and a corporation.
Bob's Newsstand finally grew to become nationally recognized as a series of 5 with fifty five staff, introducing Bob to neighborhood gangsters, affiliates of the notorious Chicago computing device, and a critical beating by way of plainclothes Chicago police in a case of improper identity.
These forty three tales and poems from Bob’s existence outline grit, fearlessness, friendship, and keenness. They contain chapters of mysterious and profound romance, together with teenage dances and a liaison with a older girl from France in his very newsstand. He vividly describes episodes of faculty bullying, the bugs he studied at summer season camp in Wisconsin, his reviews as a Jew within the American Midwest, and a rugged previous girl with a passion for John F. Kennedy half-dollars.
Whatever your personal existence has been like, for those who ever wanted a pal, a true pal, you would wish Katzman by means of your aspect, the man who indicates up whilst all people else runs away. a guy who is aware what friendship relatively means.
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A Savage Heart: My Life — Volume One by Robert M. Katzman