Hilarious and heart-breaking tales of a boyhood in the 1920s on the Lower East Side from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of I Can Get It For You Wholesale and Fiorello!.
"You are fond of Bach?" asked a gentle but surprisingly penetrating voice on my right. I knew as much about Bach as I know about nuclear fission. I did, however, know one of the most famous faces in the world, with his renowned shock of untidy white hair and an ever-present pipe between his teeth.