An enjoyable read. Told completely by the 85 year old Addie, a Jewish grandmother in an interview for her granddaughter. The story begins in 1915 and she covers the question of "How she came to be the woman she is". The issues of the times-prohibition, child labor, the flu epidemic- and how she and her family were affected. It is moving, humorous, tragic and sweet.
This was a delightful story of a full life with a fantastic narrative voice and excellent social history details. It was a much quicker read than I had anticipated.
This is a charming book as told by a Jewish grandmother to her granddaughter. It is the grandmother's life story. It starts out in 1985 but quickly reverts to 1915. Though the telling went thru the depression years and they were not necessarily a wealthy family it was not a sad book about the depression but one of a family, though at times dysfunctional as all families can be regardless of faith. I enjoyed the story that Anita Diamant wove of Addie Baum and her life. A good, fast read. I recommend this book to others.