Archive for July 29th, 2005

29th July

First Published in The New York Sun, July 29, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Robert Klein,the comedian,has a new book out, a biography of his early years, “The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue” (Touchstone, $24.95).This book is of interest to me because I grew up in a neighborhood in the Bronx less than a mile away from that of Mr. Klein, who faithfully paints a vivid picture of the Bronx of the 1950s and 1960s.

Mr. Klein jokes about New York’s numbered schools and their school songs, like this one from his junior high,“‘80 … dear 80 your name will rise above.’ I can’t remember what 80 was supposed to rise above, but I assume 79.” (more…)