Sidney Offit Memoir of Bookie's Son

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Memoir of Bookie's Son

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A son's story of his father's unusual life as "the biggest bookie in Baltimore--and maybe even the entire United States" reveals an extraordinary father-son relationship from the son's point of view

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Sidney Offit is a novelist, teacher and curator of one of the nation's most prestigious journalism awards. He has been a member of the board of PEN American Center and the Authors Guild Council where he serves as its current president of the foundation.

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"A luminous memoir of Depression-era Baltimore" -- American Heritage

"Elegant vignettes...the charm of raffish color..." -- NY Times Book Review

"These are literate, affectionate portraits of a Baltimore bookmaker by his law-abiding son. This is beauty." -- Kurt Vonnegut

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