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Jewish Maxwell Street Stories, Illinois (Voices of America Series)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2004

    Jewish Maxwell Street Stories, Illinois (Voices of America Series)

    I was at the Barnes and Noble store on Webster Street in Chicago, where I went to buy a copy of 'Eats Shoots and Leaves.' There was an autograph and reading session with the authors of 'Jewish Maxwell Street Stories.' I stopped to listen and I bought the book. I am not Jewish and never shopped on Maxwell Street. Still, it was a worthwhile parting of the twenty dollars. This is a very fine book, very readable, beautifully written, and contains one of the best and useful quotes I have ever heard...'The best merchandise is knowledge.' The book is funny, very much so, and for what basically is a local history book, it truly has, I would say, a universal appeal. Anyone who reads 'Jewish Maxwell Street Stories' will find something, several things, that he or she can use in their quest to live a good life. The stories are very moving, highly spiritual, and worth retelling to friends. It's a great party book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2004

    Jewish Maxwell Street Stories, Illinois (Voices of America Series)

    My mother used to say if things don't work out you can always move to Maxwell Street. That was in the 1950s. I never saw Maxwell Street until 1970. What a lovely surprise to learn about the area so close to my former home, and the history of Jewish life there. I especially appreciate the quality of writing and the pictures. It brought that time and place to life from the stories I've heard. I feel the book is a great contribution to Chicago, to the West Side, and to the early Jewish immigrant experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2004

    Jewish Maxwell Street Stories, Illinois (Voices of America Series)

    I am a businessman. The book was given to me as a gift. What is most interesting to me is that this book of many stories, is, by default, a book on how to understand people, any people in the context of doing business. I am sure the author didn't intend that, but, that's what it is. At the same time, it is very moving and leaves lasting impressions. It is quite funny, even entertaining. But, if I was back teaching at the community college, I would list this book as one of the texts for business management. MBA's may understand formulas and theories, but, what this book offers, along with the enjoyment, are great lessons in dealing with customers. Imagine, a text book that is also a can't put down, enjoyable read.

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