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Do you know anyone who grew up in the 1910s and 20s?
You do now.
It's rare to meet someone who can give a first-hand account of the 20th century's early days...and no one is more entertaining about it than Jack Kamen, the Harnessmaker's Son.
Jack was born in 1913 above his father's harness shop in Brownsville, a Yiddish-speaking section of Brooklyn.
It was a time of dramatic changes, especially for a rural immigrant family in New York.
Jack brings that lost world to life in this humorous, heartwarming, historical collection of stories with universal appeal.
Tales your Grandfather might have told you
... told as he would have told them: dozens of short, personal stories, each ending with a twist, usually a laugh.
"It's a good thing you can't smell that sheepskin," Jack warns. "Every baby in Brownsville was photographed on it."
Jack bares all...
as he reveals secrets of the Enchanted Outhouse, the Mysterious Yeshiva Fire, and the Great Thanksgiving Fraud.
Learn why Jack was in the Oval Office one month and jail the next...why Uncle Youssel sold his soul...and how Jack saved his hide when the Manhater's Club discovered him eavesdropping.
Jack's greatest secret--his formula for health, happiness, and longevity--is hidden in every story. It's his attitude, and it's contagious.
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