Serendipity: Impromptu Recollections

Serendipity: Impromptu Recollections

by Jim Lacey


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This little book is a lively, autobiographical account by Jim Lacey, retired college teacher, novelist, sailor, lousy golfer, raconteur, sojourner abroad for some years, and resident of Brooklyn, New York, and romantic Willimantic, Connecticut. It documents a world that has vanished and which may seem as alien as Jupiter to those who tweet and carry smart phones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453784556
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/22/2010
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Jim Lacey grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in the Golden Age before the Dodgers abandoned Ebbets Field. He was the victim of a classical education under the auspices of the Jesuits at Brooklyn Prep and St. Peter's College, where he majored in philosophy, English, and (well, almost) mathematics.

After a year at the University of Bern, Switzerland, Jim became the first teaching assistant in the English department at Boston College. With an M.A. almost in hand, he did a stint as an artillery officer at Fort Benning, GA, returned to New York to marry the love of his life, got a job teaching English in Brooklyn, and began to take courses at NYU. After a year of research in Germany and (finally!) finishing his Ph.D., Jim found a home at Eastern Connecticut State College. At Eastern he developed an American studies program, chaired the English department, and directed the honors program for ten years. After retiring from Eastern, he wrote Double Trouble, a mystery novel, and then Serendipity, these autobiographical recollections, just for fun.

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