Joe Gottlieb Come Down From The Pole, Joey!

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Come Down From The Pole, Joey!

 
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Have you ever dreamed of walking out into the back yard of your home and climbing into your little airplane and flying it into the skies? Lifting yourself out of a freshly cut alfalfa field on a cool morning just because you felt like doing it? Maybe going noplace, or maybe distant lands? Well, Joe's been dreaming those dreams since he's been old enough to dream.

Way before his name was Joe, or Mister Gottlieb, they called him Joey.

A candid, funny, sad, always fascinating autobiography about a Jewish boy who grew up in the tenements of Hell's Kitchen, spent time in an orphanage, and learned to live by his wits and his dream. He came to California to find the "gold just laying in the streets," and he did. The book chronicles his business success, his love of flying, his love of two women and their lives together (the three of them), heartbreaking loss, guts, determination, and triumph, all told by a guy who "tawks" (and writes) funny. Completely outrageous.

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Joe Gottlieb was born in Brooklyn, New York, and spent his early childhood in the tenements of Hell's Kitchen where he dreamed of freedom and learning to fly. After his mother became ill, he and his sister were placed in a series of foster homes, including several years in an orphanage. He credits the work ethics he learned in that orphanage with his business success today. Joe live in Bakersfield, California, with his wife, where he continues to operate his business of over 45 years, Seat Cover City. He still flies his airplane out of his back yard airstrip, when he's not "flying" his new Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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I read everything I can find that has to do with flying. This book is the best... -- Bobby Baker, Flight Instructor

It's a good read. I read it all...loved every word. -- Trice Harvey, Two-Term California Assemblyman

Joe Gottlieb is a great American success story...one of the most interesting characters in Bakersfield. -- Herb Benham, Columnist, The Bakersfield Californian

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