When he witnessed his father's fierce resistance to a gang of kidnappers, Sidney Offit became aware that his family was different. He once overheard a camp counseler call him the richest kid in camp because, Offit's father is the biggest bookie in Baltimore and maybe even the entire United States. In this elegant memoir, Offit--novelist, teacher, and curator of one of the country's most prestigious journalism awards--explores the complexities of his extraordinary father-son relationship.
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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.Review:
"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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Book Description St. Martin's Griffin, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312143680
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Book Description St. Martin's Griffin, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0312143680