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Posted October 21, 2000
This book was such a pleasure to read! I grew up in the suburbs of California during the 40s and 50s and let me tell you, MOST of our childhoods were like this one: good! My life couldn't have been more different as far as PLACE is concerned, but the emotions and the situations were exactly the same. I read a lot of memoirs and next to them and their DYSfuncional tales, this book was absolutely delightful! I hope it gets more publicity so we all can be reminded that youth was not AWFUL, but a time to grow and experience and enjoy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 25, 2000
Returning to my Childhood
I received this book as a gift from my sister and it made my day! I grew up in Brooklyn in an apartment complex like Stuyvesant Town during the same time. So many things, Corinne Demas wrote about were about my life...Howdy Doody, Good Humor, roller skating, being Greek, and we even share the same last name! The book was so well written I couldn't put it down. It brought me so much joy! She made me feel like I was back in my youth and I could see and feel everything she wrote about. It is a must read especially for anyone of that generation, and especially if you grew up in New York.As a school teacher, I can't wait to read her children's books so I can introduce my students to this fine author!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.