The Glenside Kid by Ted Taylor
A Poignant, humorous tale of growing up in the author's beloved hometown in the middle of the 20th Century
By the time Ted Taylor reached the age of ten he had met Connie Mack, attended an NFL Championship game and had met Roy Roger's singing sidekicks "The Sons of the Pioneers".
As the Glenside Kid, Ted inhabited a world that was safer than today and, some would say, a heck of a lot more fun.
Growing up Ted was influenced by the nostalgic prose of author Jean Shepherd who had a fine eye for the absurdity, madness and idiocy that shapes us all.
Not counting his two textbooks, this is Teds Taylor's seventh book. A popular newspaper columnist for many years, his nostalgia pieces about growing up in Glenside were always reader favorites. At the urging of his family and friends, he has turned his life story, at least the first 18 years of it, into this book. Excelsior!
John Shiffert has written a great article called "Life Imitates Baseball." It includes a great discussion of Ted Taylor's book, The Glenside Kid. Click Here to read the article.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 May, 2011.