New York Hustle: Pool Rooms, School Rooms & Street Corners

New York Hustle: Pool Rooms, School Rooms & Street Corners

by Stan Maron

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Go back in time with Stan Maron as he recounts his troubled childhood in a New Jersey beach town, his mother�s mysterious death, and his placement in a Brooklyn foster care at the age of eight. Unwanted and unruly, young Stanley learns to fight, gamble, drink and play pool. He drops out of high school and supports himself with whatever work he can find: waiting tables, delivering racks of clothing, loading bricks at demolition sities, and peddling on the streets of New York.
Haunted by the memory of his father�s violent rages, Stanley tries to bury his doubts about her inexplicable death and his suspicions about his father�s role in her demise. But the past cannot be ignored. After traveling down many dead end streets, he confronts his father, now an old man, and finds the answers unsatisfying. Will Stanley ever release his anger and his hurt, and achieve a measure of serenity? Find out in this fascinating memoir from an original New Yorker.

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BN ID: 2940150274969
Publisher: Hard Ball Press
Publication date: 11/24/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 531 KB

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New York Hustle: Pool Rooms, School Rooms & Street Corners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Friendly More than 1 year ago
This is not a “How To” book.  It’s a “How Did He?” book.  A memoir of a life on the streets that is unknown to most New Yorkers, including me.  Probably no one else could duplicate this life saga, because it is unique to the author. An eye-opening read, shedding  light on a bygone Brooklyn from the point of view of a street peddler, busboy, shoeshine boy, card shark, homeless outreach worker, teacher, cabby, and garment worker---and they are all the same person!  Fast, easy, fun read.