When You’re from Brooklyn, Everything Else Is Tokyo by Larry King

By Larry King

A well known CNN speak exhibit host recollects the Brooklyn of his formative years, while long island was once ""the city,"" the subway used to be a nickel, and Nathan's hog canines have been connoisseur food. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. travel.

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Collectors offered her plenty for money was she was buried with the not important to her. I suspect letter. She was a proud, proud American. Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day, and Auntie Bella always wore an appropriate carnation to honor her father and marched in the parade in Prospect Park, our beautiful acreage in the was designed by the same man who designed Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted. When she was about ninety-five, she was sitting with me watching with marvel as I watched the Dodger game on our new Emerson television, which we had treated ourselves to in honor of Marty's bar mitzvah.

They hated Herbert Hoover and the Republican Party. The Republicans probably got 5 percent of the vote during the years There was no two-party system, and understand how Jacob Javits, I lived in Bensonhurst. my mother never did the Jewish Senator from New WHEN VOl'RE FROM BROOKLYN. York, could have . been a Republican. She almost voted him, but she couldn't bring herself to do it 51 for in the end. My mother was wildly liberal, and very much influenced by the New York Post. I was influenced, in turn, by her, and the first row time I ever voted, in 1956, it was on the Liberal line, C.

Robert Taylor was I starring in It was the cops. They Bataan. at had a heart the movies that he told attack me on the bus and had that my died. father had He had died alone on the bus, without time to say good-bye, without time for one last look at his family. WHEN YOU'RE FROM BROOKLYN. I spent many hours with We just drove around. that . wonderful policeman 29 that much. He talked had been. I didn't know what to do, say, or how to act. I was ten years old. At about six, the policeman took me home.

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