Bet you can’t compete with Mark Goldman.
Award-winning Buffalo author releases latest book, a memoir honoring his mother
We can’t all honor our mothers as spectacularly as Mark Goldman has done in Tillie: A New York City Girl, 1906-2001, but we can all enjoy the marvelous tale he has woven based on Tillie’s life growing up in mid-century New York City – living on Riverside Drive, playing in Central Park, accompanying her father to work in the Garment District in a Willys Jeep, becoming involved in the Spanish Civil War…a colorful facet of the Jewish immigrant experience through the eyes of a fierce woman.
Lushly illustrated with found family photographs, this memoir by award-winning author and historian Mark Goldman is a feast for the eyes and will speak to your soul. Published by Buffalo Heritage Press.
Goldman will talk about his experience growing up with Tillie and his father, Charlie, in New York City, how he made his way to Buffalo, and why he wrote his mother’s memoir on Monday, May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center (Holland Building, 787 Delaware Ave.). Always an entertaining speaker, Goldman’s talk will also be accompanied by period-appropriate music by a friend of his mother’s.
This local book launch on the heels of Mother’s Day will feature light refreshments, excellent entertainment and plenty of books to be signed. A New York City launch event is planned for the final week of May during Book Expo America and following his acceptance of a highly prestigious IPPY Award for ALBRIGHT: The Life and Times of John J. Albright, at the Independent Book Publishers award ceremony on May 28 in Times Square.