A NOVEL inspired by memories of life in Miami Beach, Florida in the early 1950’s … by Myron S. Lubell, former columnist for the Miami Herald and professor at Florida International University … a graduate of Miami Beach Senior High School.
Myron Lindell was twelve when he moved from Chicago, where he was a secular Jew, barely aware of his religious or ethnic heritage. But, In Miami Beach, on a Jewish Island, he had an odd feeling … he was “different.” He “survived” the move by blending fantasy with reality, and if reality was more than he could handle, he escaped by writing adolescent observations in a journal, creating imaginative short stories and essays, which he rarely shared with anyone except his father, a few teachers, and a “street smart” female classmate. This compilation of memoirs is not a documentary; it is just a testimony to the value of simple memories. Too often, historians have forgotten the individual view, the poetic view, which might be closer to reality than the consensus.