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The Ragman's Son by Kirk Douglas
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Jul 23, 2011

it was ok

"P 1988. ''Collecting the things that people had thrown away was an awful way to make a living. Even on Eagle Street, in the poorest section of town, where all the families were struggling, the ragman was on the lowest rung on the ladder. And I was the ragman's son.'' The book does seem to lack deep analysis and introspection but has some really funny and interesting anecdotes. Kirk Douglas (1916) also starred in Sparticus - brilliant film which is why I wanted to read this book and this was before Michael and Zeta got together! No wonder though that he changed his name for Hollywood - original name Issur Danielovitch also called Isadore Demsky. Uplifting story and thoroughly enjoyable. This book is good reference material for upward social movement.


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