Check the G's
At an age when most kids are just getting rid of the training wheels on their bicycle, Ray Shasho entered into a crazy world of secret lingo and bullying sales tactics at the Chin Lung Art Gallery, his father's retail store on the corner of Thirteenth and F Street in Washington, DC. Check the Gs is the true story of how this bizarre family business changed his world forever. Raised by a Cuban Catholic mother and Syrian Jewish father, Shasho made his first sale at the age of six and never looked back. Life in the family business (and in the Shasho family) was never boring. From FBI interrogations to angry mobs, each new day at the Chin Lung Art Gallery brought with it new adventures. Check the Gs tells a story for everyone who is proud of their family and heritage but not afraid to laugh at its many eccentricities, and for anyone who has ever worked in retail and experienced its humorous situations and misadventures.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Reeds55 - LibraryThing
Ray Shasho has quite a memory, especially when it comes to what songs played on the radio during important times throughout his youth. Combining his nostalgic recant of Billboard’s Top 100, like some ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - linda.marsheells - LibraryThing
If I could do some time traveling i'd step back to the 60's and be a family member/co-worker at the Chin Lung Art Gallery. Nothing Chinese about it...I'd wanna be a "Cubyrian Cathojew" ! I'd wanna ... Read full review