Growing up at Grossinger's

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9780679505709: Growing up at Grossinger's

"To be devoured in one non-stop gulp...fascinating reading."—The New York Post From 1919 to 1986, Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel provided a summer retreat from the city heat for New York's Jews, and entertained the great, the near-great, and the not so great, Jews and Gentiles alike. A melting pot of the Borscht Belt, sports, and show-biz worlds, loyal visitors included Red Buttons, Rocky Marciano, Eddie Fisher, and Jackie Robinson. Tania Grossinger grew up there. In her fascinating insider's account of life in the hospitality industry, she sheds light on how hotel children keep up with the frenetic pace of life, and how they come to grips with the outside world (which intrudes now and again), sex (happening in every room), and, occasionally, their intellectual interests. Growing Up at Grossinger's is both a wonderful coming-of-age story and a sentimental reading of a chapter of the Jewish experience in America that has now closed. 25 b/w photographs.

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"Had Eloise been Jewish, less precocious, and more Catskills than Manhattan, she might have been a girl like Tania Grossinger. Both had unusual childhoods, growing up as hotel kids, surrounded by adults who were unrelated to them, many of whom were eccentric and famous."

About the Author:

Tania Grossinger has worked as a publicist, travel writer, and author (The Book of Gadgets, the novel Weekend) for many years. She lives in New York, New York.

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