“Confessions of a Trolley Dodger from Brooklyn” by Stan Fischler. Published by H & M Productions II Inc. in 1995, the book is a hard cover measuring 8¾ x 11¼ inches. It is in very excellent condition, it looks close to brand new except it has a previous owner’s address label pasted on the top of the front free endpaper.
Is it possible for an author to mix a lifelong love of streetcars with a nostalgic look at growing up in Brooklyn during the 1930’s and 1940’s? Stan Fischler has turned the trick with a unique and remarkable book,”Confessions of a Trolley Dodger from Brooklyn.” An author and Emmy-Award winning sportscaster, Fischler examines a dozen different streetcar lines he regularly traveled and weaves a series of intriguing trolley-related tales about them. Each of the lines and the various trolley models are vividly brought to life along with such neighborhood characters as Richie Mishkin, the telephone courier, Mr. Montague, the feared shop teacher, and Max, the waiter at the S&L Delicatessen. Trolleys are vividly described as The Sexpots (5000 Series), The Groaners, The Debonairs and The Pretenders. “Confessions of a Trolley Dodger from Brooklyn” covers long ago Coney Island, Ebbets Field, schools, movie theaters and stores of many neighborhoods. Fischler vividly paints a portrait of a Brooklyn that is long gone; when the candy store was the center of the universe and the egg cream more coveted than champagne.
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