Stan Levenson ’54 uses his memoir, When Brooklyn Was Heaven: A Memoir from Brooklyn to L.A. and Places In-Between, to provide accounts of those Brooklyn neighborhoods so rich in culture and history, and of his own rise from being a poor, fatherless kid during the Great Depression to becoming a renowned fundraiser helping schools around the world reap millions of dollars in grants and gifts. The book includes many reminisces of Oswego times spent with classmates, including his Zeta Rho brothers and roommate Al Marini ’54, as well as emeriti, including Max Ziel and Erwin Palmer. Outskirts Press, 2011.
Edwina “Eddie” Foster ’62 makes her writing debut with Take a Hike! Walk Fire Island … Discover History, a guide inspired by her experience as an interpretive ranger with the National Park Service at Fire Island National Seashore. Xlibris, 2010.
In her debut novel, Jo Ann Butler ’76 weaves a tale of women’s lives in 17th-century Puritan New England. A Scandalous Life: Rebel Puritan centers on the true story of Herodias Hicks, married at 13, and compelled by harsh laws to either submit to an abusive marriage, or lose her children and be cast from her home. Neverest Press, 2010.
In Misery to Ministry, Mary T. Sorrendino ’03 offers hope to those who have suffered from low self-esteem, anxiety, fear or anger management issues. She writes from personal experience that the answer is very simple, yet profound. Misery to Ministry Publications, 2010.