Meet the Authors at the Queens Public Library

Meet the Authors at the Queens Public Library

Meet the Authors at the Queens Public Library Meet New York writers at your local library! Books will be available for sale and signing. Marc Straus, One-Legged Mongoose Marc Straus discusses his memoir, a vivid portrait of 1950s New York through the lens of a young Jewish immigrant family. Starting as a precocious, scrappy kid…

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MBR Bookwatch’s Review of One-Legged Mongoose

Midwest Book Review’s online book review magazine “MBR Bookwatch” featured a review of “One-Legged Mongoose”. Check out the review here, or read it below: Synopsis: It’s June 1953, and 10-year-old Marc Straus is in his mother’s car, getting sick from her cigarette smoke on his way to a Hebrew lesson. He and his brother, Stephen,…

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From the Ashes: Podcast Interview

From the Ashes Podcast

From the Ashes Ep 56: One-Legged Mongoose with Marc Straus Poet, writer, medical oncologist, and art collector Marc Straus joins the show to talk about memoir – One-Legged Mongoose: Secrets, Legacies, and Coming of Age in 1950s New York. He’ll share some of his stories about the contemporary art scene in New York City. Through…

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Artists and Writers as Activists: Remembering the McCarthy Hearings

Artists and Writers as Activists: Remembering the McCarthy Hearings by @marcstrausbooks #activists #artists #writers

I was just a pre-teen in the early 1950s, but I was old enough to remember quite vividly the McCarthy hearings on TV. In the midst of the Cold War, Senator Joseph McCarthy sought to identify Soviet spies and sympathizers who worked in the U.S. government and other high-profile industries, particularly Hollywood filmmaking and television. …

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How Remembering the Polio Epidemic Can Help Us Fight COVID

How Remembering the Polio Epidemic Can Help Us Fight COVID by @MarcStrausBooks #polio #COVID #pandemic

My forthcoming memoir, One Legged-Mongoose: Secrets, Legacies and Coming of Age in 1950s New York, covers the years when I was 10 to 12 years old, where I recall the height of the polio epidemic and the frightening experience of seeing an ambulance pull up to a neighbor’s house and a young girl is taken…

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