My Old Neighborhood Remembered:
by Avery Corman
June 2014 | $19.95 | Paperback | ISBN: 9781569805183
My Old Neighborhood Remembered is a memoir that is more than a memoir. It is an urban history. It is a portrait of the writer as a young man. It is a remembrance of a part of lost New York.
Beginning with his ﬁrst memories in 1941, the book spans Avery Cormanʼs years of growing up to the time he left the Bronx in 1960. Here is the home front during World War II, neighborhood life in the 1940s and 1950s, street games, candy stores, school experiences, movie theaters that are gone, social mores that have vanished from the culture. Included in the narrative is a clear-eyed view of the factors that contributed to the changes in the Bronx from the time Avery Corman recalls. Featured are unique photographs of the neighborhood as it was. Avery Corman’s novel, The Old Neighborhood, a New York Times bestseller, has been a favorite of present and former New Yorkers for its depiction of a neighborhood culture that no longer exists. My Old Neighborhood Remembered is a witty and touching remembrance of that culture, an important book about urban life, told with the storytelling skills that have made Avery Corman a highly praised, best-selling author, whose books have been published throughout the world.
Avery Corman is the author of the novels, Kramer vs. Kramer (the basis for the Academy Award-winning Best Picture), Oh, God! (the basis for the hit movie comedy starring George Burns), The Bust-Out King, The Old Neighborhood, 50, Prized Possessions, The Big Hype, A Perfect Divorce, The Boyfriend from Hell. He has also written non-ﬁction for many publications, including numerous articles for The New York Times. He lives in Fort Lee, N.J.