Dough: A Memoir by Mort Zachter

October 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

What would you do if you discovered that your two work-a-holic uncles who you thought were poorer than dirt turned out to have stashed millions away in various money market accounts, in fruit cake boxes and the stock market? You’d scream then get really angry – especially if it happened to you later in life. Especially if it happened when it was almost too late and the government took most of it in taxes. Especially if it was a true story – it is – you must read this slim award winning memoir about dough, the kind you eat and the kind you wish you had lots of. Published as an adult book this wry tale of a dysfunctional family, without any scissors or knives in the closet, delightfully relates the impressions of a teen boy growing up in a Jewish household on the lower east side and working hard to get an education to escape working poverty. One of the other store owners on the block happen on the idea of selling fruit teas – Snapple anyone?  Non-Fiction, 13+ (AWP Award Series in Creative Non-Ficiton). (Review by Kate Colquitt, Greenburgh)

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