The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn
…is a fun, fast-paced, humorous and descriptive autobiography of the author Bill Morgenstein. The book is congenially filled with a plethora of sections/chapters that puts a title on the proceeding section of his itinerary. Although I’d prefer that the author had made mention his age at the beginning of every chapter, I give credit to this slight foreshadowing as it makes it easier for the reader to follow chronologically through his experiences. Ideally, I’d suggest that this book is more tenable for an older audience because the wide array of Bill’s experiences and areas visited are within an esoteric realm that is more understood by someone of experience – a cosmopolitan. But I would say that this book is suitable for a younger audience (18-25) as well because of the feasibility and the parables. There are moral and even life lessons that can be learned even if one can’t necessarily relate.
Bill starts off his autobiography by describing his early childhood. He first mentions that during the onset of the great depression his father, Sam, had lost his entire fortune and was forced to liquidate his successful curtain-rod business with 600 employees. He describes his father as a moderately [unconventionally] religious Jew born in Brooklyn and raised in Oklahoma. His father was an excellent horseman as well as being an expert on nature and animals. Bill himself was born in Brooklyn and as a kid haphazardly (and somewhat contentiously…
Outstanding, entertaining and informative!Thoroughly enjoyed this great piece of work written by a man I’ve had an immense amount of respect for over many years. I found myself laughing out loud – very loudly – during flights and elsewhere. I was constantly drawn in. Mr. Morgenstein’s stories bring amazingly clear images to mind. Many come forward with film-like clarity. The kid from Brooklyn’s college days alone are worthy of a film! He has been quite the globetrotter and takes you along for the trip. Strongly recommended.
Great real life story!Very nice and very true, I know the author. A great man with a very interesting life. The photo is himself when young.
The Crazy Kid Is an Enduring Friend I have had the Privilege to have met and know.I personally know Bill and met him through my relationship with one of our Mutual Employments. Me with Sterling Payments and Bill with Sterling Funding and both attending a annual convention at the Don Cesar in St Petersburg Beach several years ago.I personally can relate to a lot of his lifes experiences mentioned in his book, good and bad. I have grown to admire and respect Bill through the years and enjoy our sharing of emails on a Daily basis for several years. The Book is a testimony to his integrity, his loyalty to Family first, then friends and Business Associates, as revealed by his wit and humor throughout the Book. If you ever get the chance to sit down with Bill over a drink and a Cigar, I highly recommend you seize the opportunity. Falling short of that opportunity I suggest you purchase and read his Book. That will give you the opportunity to befriend him as closely as you could by any other means short of meeting and enjoying personal fellowship with Him. I and my wife both give this Book a well deserved 5 stars and know there are Sequals yet to be written.
The crazy life of a kid from Brooklyn, My Review.It was a good story, I enjoyed reading it. I read it on my Kindle, and could not put it down. It is good reading and I highly recommend you to read it.
A Quick, Interesting, Informative Read
The fast pace of the book, written in anecdotes, introduces the reader to Bill in a way that makes you feel you actually know him. Besides being a life story, it is an interesting insight into the evolution of the shoe business. I enjoyed it.
The Crazy Life Of A Kid From Brooklyn…This book was a breath of fresh air and I couldn’t put it down. The travels and life experiences if the author flowed beautifully. Traveling most of the world, visiting exquisite hotels, gourmet dining had it all. Business associates came up throughout the book making me feel that I knew these guys and was traveling with the author whenever names came up. .. There is successes and failures, comedy and tragedy, and family. .. Most of the comical things written had me cracking up, where again, I felt that it could happened to me. ……. This is perhaps the best book I’ve read in years. I recommend this book to everyone of all ages. I’ll give this book “5 stars”.
Ed & Nancy Connor
Great Book!The autobiograph of Bill Morgenstein really captured his life. I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end and could not put the book down.
I recently read “The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn” by Bill Morgenstein and found it very enjoyable. Like Bill, I lived in those times: I served in the air force in the Korean War, I grew up in Brooklyn, and I spent the better part of my working life in the shoe industry. Bill’s book talks about all these things.
Bill Morgenstein’s book has a ring of authenticity about it, and brought me to laughter at times and brought back memories of my youth. I recommend it highly.
Finally got my hands on a copy!
Fascinating as I was a part of Bill’s story. Also knew a great number of the people he mentions and worked with. A great read for anyone from that generation!