Welcome to the world of a first generation American boy Herschel (Howie) Green, a son of Russian Jewish immigrants who is out to learn America.
Based on true stories of the author Marv Chernoff, his fictionalized Howie tells us 29 real life stories. Howie is naive, funny, imaginative, and likeable as he takes us on his life's journey. Starting with his first day at school, lots of firsts are revealed as we accompany Howie through grade school.
We meet a girl he is smitten with in the fourth grade, his first introduction to classical music, a first dance partner in high school, and his first romance in college. After graduating from college, Howie became a professor and a practicing psychotherapist.
The stories are heartfelt, uplifting, humorous, and poignant, ending with Howie as a golden-ager on an amusing romantic trip to Paris.