cover image When You're from Brooklyn, Everything Else is Tokyo

When You're from Brooklyn, Everything Else is Tokyo

Larry King. Little Brown and Company, $21.95 (235pp) ISBN 978-0-316-49356-7

Radio/TV talk-show host and USA Today columnist King and TV producer and author Appel have put together a delightful composite memoir of growing up in Brooklyn during the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Heartwarming, sometimes uproarious, occasionally sad, the book is a wonderful picture of ``a perfect blend of a little town in a big city.'' With an ethnic mix of Jews, Italians and Irish, the Brooklyn depicted here was a world of close-knit families that didn't have much money, of boys who were shy with girls (although most spun fictional tales of romantic conquests), of loyal Democrats who worshiped Roosevelt and came to respect Truman, and of fanatic Dodger supporters who hated team owner Walter O'Malley for moving their ``Bums'' to L.A. Sure to be snapped up by anyone who ever lived in the City of Churches, as it used to be called. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour. (Sept.)