In their words...
“Thomas R. Pryor has written a sweet, funny, loving memoir of growing up old-school in a colorful New York neighborhood. A story of sports, family, and boyhood, you’ll be able to all but taste, smell, and feel this vanished world.”
Kevin Baker, author of the novels "Dreamland," Paradise Alley," and "Strivers Row," as well as other works of fiction and nonfiction.
"Tommy Pryor's New York City boyhood was nothing like mine, a few
miles and a borough away, and yet in its heart, tenderness, and tough teachable moments
around Dad and ball, it was the mid-century coming of age of all of us. A rousing read."
Robert Lipsyte, author and former city and sports columnist, The New York Times
This book doesn't happen without the fine editing job by Francis Flaherty, New York's best story editor. Thank you, Frank.