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Go sit on your own stoop!: Stories of growing up 'Brooklyn' in the 70s Paperback – September 22, 2011
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About the Author
John Khoury was born in Bensonhurst in 1967 and moved to South Brooklyn in 1971. He was instantly captivated by the stunning brownstones, the omnipresent smell of freshly baked bread and the neck-snapping sight of crotchety old women returning from the butcher dressed in nothing but smocks, pink curlers, and a lip-dangling Pall Mall. He knew he had stumbled onto something special. Boldly showing a marketing acumen beyond his four years of age, he renamed the entire area "Carroll Gardens" (in crayon) and a vast, lucrative real estate empire was born. He has yet to see a red cent in residuals. Mr. Khoury left Brooklyn in 1991 to pursue a highly successful job in the television industry. Until he reaches that goal however, he will continue to pen stories about Brooklyn in the 1970s, partly because he enjoys it but mostly because he knows nothing about any other subject.
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i grow up on henry street I john really was spot on about the neighborhood and the people from there.
great read for person from this neighborhood during the 1950 until the 1980.
The title is spot on because anyone growing up in Brooklyn from the 50's thru the 80's can relate. I loved it!
I thoroughly recommended this folks, treat yourself wherever you live.
Everyone has one book in them they say. Perhaps. Mine won't be this good.
This book is a funny and charming coming of age story about a boy from South Brooklyn whose roots are endearing and powerful. John captures the essence and the spirit of Carroll Gardens and the provincial yet loving personalities of all the "characters" in it. It's a great book for anyone who would like to learn more about South Brooklyn in the 70's and for anyone who wants to laugh until their sides hurt. By this book, it is awesome!!