Memoir of the Bookie's Son

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Beckham Publications Group, Dec 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
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In this slim, elegant memoir, Sidney Offit -- novelist, teacher, and curator of one of the nation's most prestigious journalism awards -- explores with warmth and humor, the complexities of this extraordinary father-son relationship. As moving as it is unique, "Memoir of the Bookie's Son" is a family portrait that will make you think, make you laugh, make you cry.

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User Review  - bjkelley - LibraryThing

What a great book, my only regret is that it wasn't longer (it's only 165 pages). Sidney Offit made me wish I could have known his father, Bucky. Not because he was a bookie, but because he had a great outlook on life (It don't owe me nothing) and was generous to those down on their luck. Read full review

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User Review  - PeggyK49 - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Memoir of the Bookie's Son and am surprised to find it only had a 3 star average rating here and no reviews. Sidney Offit, I think, wrote an endearing book about his youth ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Offit is a novelist, teacher and curator of the George Polk Journalism Awards.

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