In this joyful, moving, and often funny memoir, Ira Berkow describes his path from Maxwell Street marketplace hawker to Pulitzer Prize-winningNew York Timeswriter. "A master of his trade."—Studs Terkel.
It was a long way from the gritty streets of Springfield Avenue on Chicago's West Side, and hawking stockings in the old Maxwell Street marketplace, to a position as sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times, and a share in the Pulitzer Prize. But Ira Berkow made that improbable journey. In this joyful, moving, and often funny memoir, he describes how he climbed up to become not just a sportswriter but a writer.