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"A Shoebox Full Of Money" -- New Collection Of New York City-centric Short Stories – Is Now Available In Paperback And E-book

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"A Shoebox Full Of Money" Is Now Available
Author Martin Kleinman chronicles the lives of "real New Yorkers" – then and now…

BRONX, N.Y. - s4story -- "In A Shoebox Full of Money, Martin Kleinman weaves powerful stories in distinctly diverse New York accents that ring true to this New Yorker. I enjoyed, and will treasure, every one of them." Fernando Ferrer, former Borough President of The Bronx, and two-time New York City mayoral candidate

"In A Shoebox Full of Money, Kleinman's love of New York breathes on every page. He weaves complex urban themes with a poignant tenderness. With the humor of Fran Lebowitz and the pathos of Pete Hamill, Kleinman's stories feel quintessentially New York. No matter where the author's gorgeous writing goes, we know he will always land us smoothly in his beloved New York City." Marian Fontana, best-selling author, A Widows Walk: A Memoir of 9/11

"Kleinman's latest collection, A Shoebox Full of Money, gently rocks between essay and fiction, and will show you how a New York Tuesday is different than any other Tuesday…(I)f there ever was a time when one could use a 'Shoebox Full of Money', it is now."
Kate Hill Cantrill, Author of Walk Back From Monkey School

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"Reading Martin Kleinman's A Shoebox Full of Money is like slow-dancing to a love song by La Lupe. His poignant stories are remembrances of life, love, and loss."
Angel Franco, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist

A Shoebox Full of Money, the new short story collection by Martin Kleinman – author of Home Front – is now available in paperback and as an eBook.

In the stories of A Shoebox Full of Money, Kleinman takes readers on an unforgettable safari through the far corners of his New York City, then and now. As in his acclaimed* debut collection, Home Front, each story represents a different look at the grand New York mosaic, and is sure to resonate with ex-pat New Yorkers, newcomers, and long-time residents.

His rogues' gallery of characters includes: "the world's littlest shrink"; an East Bronx gambler in white vicuña; a bakery truck driving U.S. handball champ; high-flying data encryption gurus; a down-on-her-luck lounge singer; a Viet Nam war veteran's exhausted mom; childhood sweethearts in career ascendency; a street photographer trapped in a maze of memories; wine-chugging schoolyard b-ballers; the first Jewish Miss America; the one-time queen of salsa, La Lupe; and many more.

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And, as in Home Front, New York City becomes a key character in each story.  Readers will appreciate Kleinman's attention to the fine details of city life over the years, from Great Depression-era street life, through World War Two, the post-war boom, the turbulent sixties, the dark and gritty years of the seventies, the horrors of 9/11, up to the present day.

Given the eye-popping pace of change in New York City, physically and demographically, the stories within A Shoebox Full of Money – which examines the gentrifiers and the gentrified alike – are a potent reminder that there is but one constant regarding New York City: it always was, and always will be, a work-in-progress.

Kleinman, a New York-based storyteller (www.martykleinman.com), has captivated audiences with his tales of Real New Yorkers with his engaging storytelling style in venues from KGB to Brooklyn's Union Hall.  He brings his tales to life in true 'round-the-campfire tradition.  Born and raised in New York, Kleinman has lived and worked throughout New York City.  He resides in the northwest Bronx, overlooking the full length and breadth of the world's greatest, most seductive – and always-changing – metropolis.

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