Chicago Stories - Growing Up in the Windy City
Tim is the youngest son of Irish American immigrants growing up in Chicago in the 1950's and 60's. Follow his memories of Chicago in short stories that recall the sights, sounds, vigor and tensions that were the Windy City.
Share in Tim's joys, sadness, successes and failures as he navigates through life in his Chicago neighborhood. Meet the varied, interesting, and intriguing people - both good and bad that he encounters as he grows up.
Enjoy Tim's experiences with the places and institutions that made Chicago great. From the magnificent lakefront parks and beaches, sports stadiums, and mass transit to the thrills of Riverview Park, share in the vitality of life in Chicago as Tim grows to manhood.
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