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Chicago Boomer: Hilarious Stories on Being Born and Raised in Chicago
   
Josie Garrett's hilarious collection of essays about her experiences growing up in a Polish-Catholic family on Chicago's southwest side will thoroughly explain why native Chicagoans take a protective step back when it's learned that Josie is a "Brighton Park Girl."
     
From the circumstances of her conception all the way through public school and her career in professional theatre, Josie takes you on a no-holds-barred ride through a childhood and young adulthood spent in a neighborhood that left its children tough and resilient. Josie's tales are rich with the absurd recollections of a time when Baby Boomers ruled the Earth and kids were expected to play outside until the street lights came on.