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Book review by Sam Freene –
Each step of the way Bill Morgenstein created his own path to success one shoe company at a time. Determined, tenacious, persistent and determined to build a business author Bill Morgenstein injects his own brand of humor, sarcasm and practical jokes that will keep readers guessing as to just what he has in store for everyone and what surprises will pop up. From meeting Louis and getting in trouble in school, daredevils, fun locking, his time in the ROTC as a cadet, joining the military and working his way up not only in grade or rank but with the top brass this man never let anything get him down. Jobs that span many continents, many fields and a home that he made with a young girl named Sylvia, Bill set his sites high, his aspirations many and his energy unlimited as we embark on a journey, a life’s journey with This Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn.
Shoes seem to be what makes him come alive and working in one store that my mom loved and told me about Thom McAn. Giving readers the history of the store, the company and its owner, we learn the many reasons why Bill had to learn diplomacy, patience, and creativity and definitely use his ingenuity when dealing with the head of this company who hated being wrong and had to always be in charge. From a manager named Bob who disliked perfection in anyone else and who would get upset if there was nothing to correct of blame on someone else and you smile, laugh or wonder what will happen next…READ MORE OF THIS REVIEW.
Book review by William Phenn –
The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn was an exciting autobiography to read, from his days as an ROTC cadet, to his climb through the military ranks, his energetic and skillful civilian life, jobs, career choices, home life, and family.
The extensive travels of the author and his many life experiences are told in an energetic and very descriptive uniformity. The author tells of traveling through many foreign countries, visiting famous places and people, and enjoying gourmet dining; Bill truly lived life to the fullest. The humorous aspects of the book are a nice break and well placed within the autobiography…READ MORE OF THIS REVIEW.