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Publisher's Summary

In this comical collection of memories, storyteller Daniel Pinkwater tells how he grew into the beloved figure he is today: a robust genius of the printed page and rotund genie of the radio. In inimitable fashion, Pinkwater recounts the conversation with his father that suddenly made him an art major in college. He describes his inauguration as a sculptor in a sleazy Chicago art factory and recalls setting off for a bright center of the American Art Scene, or at least as close as Hoboken, New Jersey. Finally, we watch as pinkwater pictures his first true audience, children. Chicago Day/Hoboken Nights shows how this visual artist turned to writing, only to be hailed as a "comic master" (Washington Post Book World) "Who has always been a born storyteller" (The Pittsburgh Press). As millions of radio listeners already know, no one has had a life quite like Daniel Pinkwater's.
©1991 Daniel Manus Pinkwater; (P)2009 Phoenix
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gerald McKay on 10-15-17


This is a wonderful collection of essays.
I've been carrying around a cassette version of it since the nineties as they were not to be had on disc or digital.
These are some of the best things ever broadcast on radio.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tudza on 07-23-09

Good stuff, what there is of it

I strongly suspect, both from the math and alternate sources, that this is an abridged version of this work.

The math: In your experience does 168 pages equal 2 hours reading time?

Alternate sources: Dove Audio used to carry Mr. Pinkwater and they bit me before with a reading of half of Borgel, which I say should be marked as abridged but which they marked as unabridged. I checked various sites starting with a search on Dove Audio and found this book with this artwork listed as Abridged.

This is not Audible's fault, the current distributor told them it was unabridged.

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