A Great Summer Read
LIFE AT 12 COLLEGE ROAD, by Eric Mondschein is a perfect book to take with you to the beach or wherever you go for your summer vacation. Eric Mondschein is a born story-teller and from the very first page I was drawn in to his tales of life as a boy in the 1950’s. Flooded with my own memories of simpler times and endlessly entertained by the complex machinations only children seem to be able to get away with, I was riveted to the stories. I found myself at times laughing until tears ran down my face and just as quickly drawn back into the author’s quiet reflections.
I was so taken with Mondschein’s stories that I passed the book along to my husband. He loved it just as much as I did. It brought back his long forgotten memories of a similar childhood in a similar time. I enjoyed it vicariously for a second time, laughing when he laughed and talking about our favorite parts. Written in vignettes, it’s a book you can enjoy during quiet moments in a busy summertime schedule or lazy hours on the beach.
If there’s a “Boomer” man in your life, you’ll want to share this book with him. It’s a perfect Father’s Day gift. Just be sure you read it first!
Dr. Eric S. Mondschein has taught law and education and published and edited numerous articles and books in the field. He has worked for the US government in various capacities and directed an award-winning education program for New York. He was awarded the ABA’s Award of
Excellence in Law Related Education. He also served as an advisor for an international NGO in Haifa, Israel, in external affairs, security, government relations, and human rights.
He currently resides in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York with his wife, Ginny. They have two grown children Adam and Emily, a son-in-law, Kamal, a daughter in law, Yaani, and grandchildren, Annie, Nathanael, and Eli.