Book Of The Day – Manhasset Stories

by Greg on December 13, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a very highly rated Memoir by award-winning author Suzanne McLain Rosenwasser. MANHASSET STORIES: A Baby Boomer Looks Back has a perfect 5.0 star rating (29 reviews) and is on sale for only $3.82 – save $1.17!

“I didn’t grow up on Long Island, nor did I grow up in the 50s, but I felt like I did both while reading this book. I highly recommend “Manhasset Stories” for anyone who loves to reminisce about times past and simpler days of childhood.” Debra L. – Amazon Reviewer

MANHASSET STORIES: A Baby Boomer Looks Back
by Suzanne McLain Rosenwasser
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Genre: Memoir
Price: $3.82 save $1.17


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Manhasset, Long Island – a town immortalized in JR Moehringer’s TENDER BAR – is the focus of a dozen stories which encapsulate the early years in a town loved by all who were raised there in the mid-20th century. The author’s local color pieces about Manhasset have been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES, as well as other newspapers and magazines.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The writing in “Manhasset Stories” is precise and evocative. From kindergarten, first communion, that first job, all the way to the kid-friendly field being taken over by a new shopping mall, the memories and insights in “Manhasset Stories” will resonate with Baby Boomers who remember their own growing up years. This book is a very good read.


If you miss the days when people didn’t have to lock their doors, when kids were free to roam and explore, and when life was without the constant interruptions of cell phones, email and social media, this story collection is for you. This book is definitely worth the read.


This book was outstanding!! It brought back so many memories of my childhood and teenage days in Manhasset. It is very well written and creates such vivid pictures of the history of my youth. I highly recommend this book.


What a delightful journey through Rosenwasser’s childhood! Though my own upbringing was southern and rural, I could identify with the same values, the wonder and simplicity of play and the discovery of life. I did not want the stories to end. This author has more to come, I am sure.


Manhasset Stories is a book of essays written by a true writer. The memories invoked became alive. The stories are the wonder years of so many of us born in the era after WWII when America was wildly optimistic about the future. Rosenwasser expresses this optimism balancing it by the insecurities of a child testing her boundaries. A great read! I look forward to more.

Get MANHASSET STORIES: A Baby Boomer Looks Back here: MANHASSET STORIES: A Baby Boomer Looks Back

About The Author

A freelance writer and former English teacher whose work has been published in many Long Island newspapers and magazines, as well as the NEW YORK TIMES. Rosenwasser’s essays have earned both NYPA and LIPA awards.

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