Row House Days: Tales from a Southwest Philadelphia Childhood


Jack Myers' fictionalized memoir explores the dynamics of being raised in a declining Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood.
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Jack Myers' fictionalized memoir explores the dynamics of being raised in a declining Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780741424792
  • Publisher: Infinity Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/3/2005
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,045,713
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2005

    Growing Up in Philly

    I read the book and totally enjoyed it. I grew up in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philly, about five blocks away from where the author lived. And I am a fews younger then him, but everything he wrote about hit home as if I lived it myself. It brought back many, many fond memories and visualizations of my youth, living in a blue collar neighborhood in a large city. And I would recommend this book to anyone who had similar surroundings growing up. My guess is it would apply not only to Southwest Philadelphians, but to all Philadelphians and for that matter, anyone who grew up in large cities in America. I can't wait for the sequel, Rowhouse Blues. Keep up the good Jack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2005

    Philly's Answer to Angela's Ashes

    Travel back to the old neighborhood! This fictionalized memoir explores the dynamics of being raised in declining 1960s Southwest Philadelphia. Trolley cars. Halfball. Hoagies. Cheesesteaks. Rock-and-roll. JFK. The Great Society. Vietnam. Social unrest. Mass migration to the suburbs. Bold and bittersweet!

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