My dream then was to play baseball for the New York Yankees. I was on the Stuyvesant baseball team, but because of my working hours, my playing time was limited. My first dream to become a corporate president by the time I was 35 years of age was fulfilled.
Experience the ups and downs of a life well lived in Bill Morgenstein’s compelling new memoir, The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn.
While first reminiscing upon his childhood in Brooklyn during the depression, Morgenstein traces his life through times of war, peace, and everything in between.
At times extremely funny and heartbreaking, The Crazy Life of a Kid in Brooklyn details Morgenstein’s enlistment in the US Army, his days running a $55 million dollar company, his despair at losing it all to a scam, and much more.
His chance encounters with such historical figures as Sergeant York, Cordell Hull, Sid Gordon, Jomo Kenyatta, and Vince Camuto, Telly Savalas, The Girl From Ipenema, Hoagy Carmichael and many others provide amusing cultural touchstones that reveal a willingness to embrace everything life has to offer.
Through all the successful, disappointing, dangerous, educational, and enlightening experiences that have shaped his life, Morgenstein remains philosophical as he explores the roles of ethics, honesty, and unfailing determination in shaping the human experience.