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Paperback Those Oldies But Goodies Book

ISBN: 0967155541

ISBN13: 9780967155548

Those Oldies But Goodies

Third in a series, this story begins with Art's release from the youth authority, a prison system for young offenders. As a young adult, it takes a few years to get control of his life. He marries young, only to find heartache and toys with organized crime as he tries to run his new business. This young man survives his encounters with the difficulties of life.


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A real life narrative

In this sequel to East Side Dreams the author takes you through his life after his release from the California Youth Authority. The narrative covers his struggle to find employment - his description of the unemployment office on Alum Rock Avenue eerily familiar the world over, as well as his experimental use of LSD. The demise of his first marriage leaves him with the added responsibility of raising two young children. A natural optimism radiates throughout the book as the author describes his struggles with housework asking his acquaintances whether they `haven't heard...that a woman's work is never done?' The conclusion of the book shows him successfully married to his second wife, raising a large family and operating his own business having survived the temptation to cave in to pressures from organized crime.

The true story of his adolescence and adulthood

Award-winning Latino author Art Rodriguez presents the true story of his adolescence and adulthood in Those Oldies But Goodies. From his obstacles growing up, to the ups and downs of his love life and the difficulties of maintaining a marriage, raising children and facing down the pressures (and temptations!) of organized crime and more. Told with complete honesty, and no attempts to whitewash the author's choices and justifications, good or bad, Those Oldies But Goodies resonates with the tantalizing allure that only real life's rocky road can bring.
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