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  • Growing Up at Grossinger's

    "To be devoured in one non-stop gulp...fascinating reading."-The New York Post From 1919 to 1986, Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel provided a summer retreat from the city heat for New York's Jews, and entertained the great, the near-great, and the not so great, Jews and Gentiles alike. A melting pot of the Borscht Belt, sports, and show-biz worlds, loyal visitors included Red Buttons, Rocky ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Weekend

    It all starts as a typical July Fourth weekend at the Congress, the internationally famous Catskill resort hotel. Thousands of vacationers, their pockets filled with cash and their minds on easy sex, begin to arrive from the city. But while the singles meet at the pool and other folks congregate at the bar, a time bomb is slowly ticking: an outbreak of cholera so devastating that the wildest ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Jackie and Me

    A Very Special Friendship

    Illustrated by Charles George Esperanza ...
    Thirteen-year-old Tania Grossinger lives in the famous Grossinger hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains, but she doesn't feel like a real Grossinger; her cousins own the hotel, and Tania often feels like she doesn't belong. Lots of celebrities come to Grossinger's, but Tania just wants to meet one man: Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League baseball. When Jackie stays at ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Memoir of an Independent Woman

    An Unconventional Life Well Lived

    When you reach the age where there is more to look back at than forward to, what do you regret, if anything? One woman’s brave memoir about a life well lived.It takes a certain kind of woman to have the courage t ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    The Algonquin Kid

    Adventures Growing Up at New York’s Legendary Hotel

    Narrated by Michael Elihu Colby ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 34 min

    The true life story of Michael Elihu Colby and his childhood days at Manhattan’s Algonquin Hotel. His grandparents Mary and Ben B. Bodne had traded their southern oil fortune for the legendary but faded Algonquin and restored the hotel’s former glory. Their efforts led to a remarkable renaissance and attracted an overflow of celebrities from the ridiculous to the sublime.Michael weaves a vivid ... Read more

    $19.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Tender at the Bone

    Growing Up at the Table

    by Ruth Reichl ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An absolute delight to read . . . How lucky we are that [Ruth Reichl] had the courage to follow her appetite.”—NewsdayAt an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that “food could be a way of making sense of the world. If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were.” Her deliciously crafted memoir Tender at the Bone is the story of a life defined, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Outrageous Fortune

    Growing Up at Leeds Castle

    In his stunning memoir, Outrageous Fortune, Anthony Russell takes us inside his childhood growing up at Leeds Castle, with luxury and opulence few can imagine, and how he found his way in a changing society."I was lucky with lineage. Money, and lots of it, appeared to grow on trees, especially those which adorned the Leeds Castle parkland. Ancestors with glowing titles and extraordinary ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Growing (Up) at 37

    by Jerry Rubin ...
    Jerry Rubin, co-founder of the Yippie movement and a member of the Chicago Seven, traces his personal odyssey from radical activist of the 60’s to a practitioner in the growth potential movements of the 70’s—'Working to change in me the things I opposed externally in the streets.'Finding himself categorized by the press as ‘erstwhile’ and ‘aging’ at thirty-four and oppressed by his own lack of ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Humble Launching, A Story of a Little Boy Growing Up at Sea (Book 1 of 9 in the Rundel Series)

    The Story of a Little Boy Growing Up at Sea, 1778This is the first of a series of nine books about the life of one fictitious person, Benjamin Rundel. We experience the Napoleonic Wars through his eyes and those of his friend, Thomas Murphy.Rundel was born in 1780 and is orphaned at age one. He is raised for a time by a friend of his mother’s but does not know his real name. When Auntie Jo has to ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Growing up at Eighty

    Joan Martin Burke was born at the beginning of the last century, really in a different universe. She weathered the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, World War II, the Cold War, the civil rights movement, women’s liberation, and 9/11. Saw the first black man elected president, the financial meltdown of 2008, the uprising of ISIS and lived under thirteen different presidents. That’s a lot of history. ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • My Sisters and Me

    Growing up at Tyendinaga

    For a little girl learning about life from parents and family, the effect that the indian agent had on everyones life would not be noticed. Their life would be 'normal'. Later on that influence would be seen as a controlled environment. The closeness of family and friends and our spirituality provided the strength to endure and make a life as best we could. These stories act as a window into the ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Blueberry Summers

    Growing Up at the Lake

    "I would begin thinking about summer on our lake as early as Easter. Yes, it was our lake, not just the lake."In this classic story of a midwestern boyhood, Curtiss Anderson takes readers into the colorful lives of his robust Norwegian family and their wonderfully familiar summerscape in northern Minnesota: the lake place. Sweet childhood reminiscences comprise this coming-of-age memoir set in the ... Read more

    $10.69 USD