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Gary Goldstein

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in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
October 18, 1961




My parents!

Member Since
September 2010

I came into the world on October 18, 1961. John F. Kennedy was President of the United States. The film West Side Story was released, and would go on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Major League Baseball was celebrating Roger Maris of the New York Yankees, who hit a then-record 61 home runs that season.

I was an excellent student, although a bit of a class clown too. I spent a majority of my time playing sports, but fell in love with newspapers, which was how I was initially introduced into
writing and storytelling.

While attending Kingsborough Community College from 1979-1981, I served as editor-in-chief of
the school's paper, and then joined the staff at Long Island University's Seawanhaka for my junior and senior years. At L.I.U.

Seven Years Clean & Counting!

Today I celebrate seven years clean and sober!

However, to be perfectly honest, I really do not feel like it should be a celebration of any sort.

Rather, I have always contended that I should always be free from alcohol and drugs, and, therefore, this day, like any other, is the norm!

After all, I had a fine upbringing from my parents, enjoyed a happy childhood, earned a college degree in journalism, Read more of this blog post »
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Jew in Jail

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"Jew in Jail" (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: "Jew in Jail" is the true story of the nearly six years I spent incarcerated for robbery, based on my past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling, and my attempts at recovery under the toughest conditions imaginable, while having to deal with anti-Semitic treatment as a minority behind bars.

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