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About the author:
John Khoury was born in Bensonhurst in 1967 and moved to South Brooklyn in 1971. He was instantly captivated by the stunning brownstones, the omnipresent smell of freshly baked bread and the neck-snapping sight of crotchety old women returning from the butcher dressed in nothing but smocks, pink curlers, and a lip-dangling Pall Mall. He knew he had stumbled onto something special.
Boldly showing a marketing acumen beyond his four years of age, he renamed the entire area "Carroll Gardens" (in crayon) and a vast, lucrative real estate empire was born. He has yet to see a red cent in residuals.
Mr. Khoury left Brooklyn in 1991 to pursue a highly successful job in the television industry. Until he reaches that goal however, he will continue to pen stories about Brooklyn in the 1970s, partly because he enjoys it but mostly because he knows nothing about any other subject.
Go sit on your own stoop!
Stories of growing up 'Brooklyn' in the 70s
Go Sit On Your Own Stoop! is a collection of hilarious, brutally honest and thought-provoking anecdotes that vividly recapture the omnipresent energy, hair-trigger danger and genuine uniqueness of one man's childhood in Brooklyn, NY, during the seventies and eighties.
Author John Khoury transports you to a time when Brooklyn was defined by working class laborers, rampant crime, dirty streets and an inextinguishable character and spirit that was known around the world.
Go Sit On Your Own Stoop! is a unique memoir that explores the days before outdoor cafes; family playgrounds and wine bars; when your mother didn't know or care where you were until dinnertime; when fire hydrants were used for cooling off on the hottest summer days; and when neighborhood brownstones were filled with three generations of
Go Sit on Your Own Stoop! beautifully recalls the shared experiences at the heart of our youth and childhood through the prism of Brooklyn, while captivating you on every page!
- Publication Date:
- 1461012007 / 9781461012009
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Humor / Topic / Marriage & Family