Deep Down In Brooklyn

Deep Down In Brooklyn

by Ed German


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ISBN-13: 9781456754396
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Deep Down in Brooklyn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JovanitsadaBronx More than 1 year ago
A memoir that brought fond and similar memories of my childhood with grandparents who were 'supers' in the Bronx in the 1940s-50s. An amazing journey through "the hood", Vietnam, tragic loss of friends and family and now success as a portrait artist, disc jockey and now author. It made me laugh, it made me cry. I now know Ed German--He is a fine man ! This book kept my interest and I really couldn't put it down. (Despite a few typos).
phqu More than 1 year ago
This memoire is a tone poem of urban life rarely seen in our American landscape. Mr. German trips, slips, slides,sings,soars,and damn near falls in dark neighborhoods that are illuminated by an indomitable spirit and curiosity. This is a must read,try to paint by the numbers through Brooklyn and half way through the world with this very talented artist!
Professor_Bop More than 1 year ago
"Deep Down In Brooklyn" is a highly compelling memoir, an evocative capture of the life and times of one young man growing up in Brooklyn, New York during the 1950's and 60's. What made this book so special for me was Mr. German's powerful style of weaving the events and the music of those times into his own story. As the great Pulitzer Prize winning writer Frank McCourt once said, "Sing your song. Dance your dance. Tell your tale." Ed German has done just that. This book is a triumph for all of us who have stories to tell because Mr. German's raw, gripping style shows us the way. His encounters while serving in the U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War are forceful, poignant and yet remarkably fresh. You will find no maudlin references in this memoir but rather an honest and insightful view into the experiences that shaped the lives of so many growing up during this period. "Deep Down in Brooklyn" is a page turner. I simply couldn't put it down. Five stars just aren't enough!
kittylinG More than 1 year ago
If you never lived in BROOKLYN...this journey will take you there in LIVING COLOR and make you wish for these so personal and explicit memories. I applaud you for capturing and exposing yours and our inner city selves. You can not possibly make this xhit up, you have to live it...and my BROTHER we lived it through your eyes again and through our Hearts. BROOKLYN runs thru our veins. I adore you and applaud you. This is A MUST READ!!!! especially for all of the new "Brooklyn Implants" Kittylin
BADCHEF99 More than 1 year ago
This memoir recreates a time and place in NY history. It rivals anything written by Pete Hamill or Jimmy Breslin concerning the fifties and sixties in Brooklyn NY. Told from the point of view of a young lad living that history, you as the reader are transported back to those times. A tale of comming of age during those turbulent days. From when the white flight began to Viet Nam and the man on the moon. Mr. German recounts his youth with the most colorful and detailed images of the street life he and his extended family endured. The characters, the music, the events are so vivid you can hear, see, and smell them. The prose flows fluidly through the neighborhood's of our countrys sixth largest city. This book is a must read for jazz lovers and anyone else who wants a taste of the black experiance in America. I loved every page!
LTCNY More than 1 year ago
Ed German has created a visual, humorous, insightful and entertaining read about his life and the multi-layered journey that he has taken from his beginnings in Brooklyn, through Vietnam and finally to Long Island's east end where he is one of the favorite radio personalities on WPPB, Southampton's public radio station where he hosts the Urban Jazz Experience, Monday through Thursday and Friday Night Soul. The history and experiences that he has collected over the years are rich and colorful in his re-telling. The events and "cast of characters" belong on a large screen. You will agree long before you reach the book's end.