A vibrant portrait of a young Jewish immigrant family
and one boy's transformative journey despite
incredible, often devastating, odds.



About the Author

After practicing cancer medicine for over 35-years, Marc opened a contemporary art gallery in New York City. Marc’s art collection is frequently listed among the top collections in the United States. He embarked on yet another successful career as a renowned poet, and now takes on the role of novelist with his personal and inspiring memoir, One-Legged Mongoose.

About the Book

A memoir told by Marc Straus, who grows up on Long Island in the 1950’s along with his brother, immigrant Jewish father, and violent but brilliant mother. His journey chronicles the relationships that shaped him, abuse, anti-Semitism, and his eventual emergence as a highly successful physician, art gallery owner, and gifted writer.


Poetry by Marc Straus

Marc Straus Art Collection & Gallery