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Madboy: Beyond Mad Men: Tales from the Mad, Mad World of Advertising by Richard Kirshenbaum

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CHAPTER ONEMY LONG G’ISLAND ACCENT

MINE IS NOT EXACTLY a rags-to-riches story, but more like a rag-trade-to-riches story.

I’m not going to lie and tell you I walked three miles to school or didn’t have enough to eat. In fact, memories of my family are all about eating Long Island Jewish style, which meant you had Chinese food at China Jade in Hewlett every Sunday night, and relatives plied you with every conceivable calorie while they pinched your cheeks and told you that you were too thin. And if anyone knows anyone who lives in or around the Five Towns, they will wax poetic about the seven-layer chocolate cake from Wall’s Bake Shop, the Hawaiian chicken from Woodro Kosher Deli, the summer snack bar (a scoop of tuna with lemon and a Coke) at ...

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