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Preview — Palm Trees on the Hudson by Elliot Tiber
Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland & Interior Decoratin
Palm Trees on the Hudson is the hilarious prequel to Elliot Tiber’s bestseller Taking Woodstock. Before Elliot found financial success by bringing Woodstock Ventures to his upstate motel, he was one of Manhattan’s leading interior designers. Then Elliot’s career came to a halt due to a floating society party, Judy Garland, and the Mob.
In April 1968, Elliot was hired to thr
I know this is going to be a 5 Star book. So a big thanks to Elliot Tiber for making this a free Kindle book.
Ok, now I'm finished and changing to 5 stars. I was rooting for Elliot through the whole book. And right now I'm going to listen to a few Judy Garland songs.
This biography chronicles Tiber's life until around the age of 35. It glimpses at his childhood with his cold mother and passive father, his "run for freedom" to Greenwich Village, and his struggle to become a success as an interior decorator.
Tiber seems like such a fascinating person, and in this memoir I couldn't help but feel for him ...more
This review is from: Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland & Interior Decorating (Hardcover)
Elliot Tiber (AKA Eliahu Teichberg) has the gift! He can take a story about his life, embroider it with many truths and then provide scatological filigree on riffs that include social mores, New York lifestyles, Judy Garland etc and come up with a novel (AKA memoir, because it is almost all true) that riv ...more
Elliot's early years were full of adventure and I often laughed at some of his stories. The reflection of the his life at the end of the book was moving.