He Could Make Words Sing: An Ordinary Man During Extraordinary Times
David Greene, author
Harry Greissman, raised in 1920’s and 30’s Brooklyn by his immigrant parents, represented the Greatest Generation as he defeated the Nazis in World War II, became the first in his family to graduate college, led the exodus to the suburbs in Westchester, served for 40 years as a “Mad Men” in an anti-Semitic advertising agency, and retired to sunny Florida. His life is the subject of an interesting story told by his son-in-law in a new book, He Could Make Words Sing: An Ordinary Man During Extraordinary Times. It reveals the message that we can all relate to Harry as an “every man” and take away insightful lessons on how to live and view our own lives in an era of struggle and discontent.