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Diner Guys

Silverman, Chip

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ISBN 10: 1559720093 / ISBN 13: 9781559720090
Published by Birch Lane Press, New York, NY, 1989
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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 345 p. Audience: General/trade. From Wikipedia: "Howard Burton "Chip" Silverman, Ph. D, M.P.H., M.S., C.A.S., [1] was the author of five books, coached the NCAA's only African-American college lacrosse team and was the former head of the Maryland Drug Abuse Administration. ]Silverman was born on June 3, 1942, Silverman's exploits growing up in Forest Park during the 1950s and 1960s were later immortalized in the 1982 movie, Diner, which was directed by Barry Levinson. He and Levinson graduated in 1960, they would remain lifelong friends and collaborate on several other projects. In 1970 he founded and coached a lacrosse club at Morgan and in 1972 it was invited to join the United States Small College Lacrosse League. In 1975, he led the Morgan Bears lacrosse team to a stunning victory over top-ranked Washington and Lee. In 1991, Silverman was inducted into the Morgan State University Hall of Fame. On March 6, 2008, Silverman lost his battle with melanoma and died in Baltimore." Good in very good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. In notations at bottom of pages 342 and 343. Gift inscription NOT from author on half-title. Bookseller Inventory # 69962

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Title: Diner Guys

Publisher: Birch Lane Press, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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Offers an amusing and nostalgic look at the personalities who frequented a Baltimore diner in the late 1950s, in an account inspired by the 1982 hit movie "Diner"

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Life for teenagers like the author--a son of Russian-Jewish immigrants and himself former director of Maryland's Drug Abuse Administration, who grew up in Northwest Baltimore's "melting pot" in the '50s--is said to center on the neutral turf of a playground, where rival ethnic gangs vie for city sports championships. In the first and best part of his reminiscence and report, Silverman sketches a refreshing cast of characters who hung out at the diner of the title and were featured in the 1982 movie Diner , directed by classmate Barry Levinson. Their youthful, sometimes hilarious but not-so-harmless high jinks and status-enhancing sexual exploits, boastfully recounted in pithy and irreverent language, masked more valuable, often lasting male camaraderie. Like a faithful class secretary, the author follows a group of scattered diner alumni, updating their activities through the '80s. The most colorful chronicles tell of professional fulfillment as pizza chain owners, rabbis and the perhaps less reputable, but still eventful, lives of mavericks, gamblers, drug users and dealers.
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