T he Practice and Other Stories

Blind Man – the story of starry eyed youth on the threshold of lost innocence; The Visit- a story about enduring family bonds; The Practice – the story of a family physician whose clients view him as a shaman., The Fundraiser- the story of an older working man who hates his job and his life; and Coney Island Limey – the story of an eccentric chap from Liverpool

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Jack Henry Markowitz

1947 Born February 11 in Brooklyn, grew up in Brooklyn
1962 Mark Twain Junior High School
1962-1964 Attended Abraham Lincoln High School
1965 Graduated from East Hampton High School
1967-1968 Sorbonne, University of Paris
1969 B.A., Hamilton College
1995 MSW, Temple University
1970 Married
1974 Daughter – Adele Naomi
1980 Divorced
2005 The Practice and Other Stories (Xlibris.com)
2008 Stuff Happens or My Life As A Monkey (Xlibris.com)
2010 Bubbie and Zadie Save the Day (Xlibris.com)

1970 In addition to several years working in sales for Rizzoli Editore, Prudential, and John Hancock, Markowitz was at various times a public relations consultant for various business and non-profit clients as well as a pr writer for governmental entities such Brooklyn Borough President Sebastian Leone and the New York State Consumer Protection Board during the administration of Gov. Hugh Carey. His resume also includes several stints in New York and New Jersey as a fundraiser for the Council of Jewish Federations and the United Jewish Appeal. After earning his MSW from Temple University, he worked in the field of child welfare for both the New York City and City of Philadelphia Departments of Human Services. During his undergraduate years at Hamilton College, Markowitz studied creative writing with Wallace Markfield (To An Early Grave, Teitlebaum’s Window) and with Alex Haley (Roots, The Autobiography of Malcolm X). Markowitz resides in Philadelphia where he continues to work and write.

In this volume of The Practice and Other Stories, a collection of short stories and selected poems, Markowitz writes with satiric wit and Jewish humor about working-class New York characters he had observed during his growing- up years in Brooklyn from the 1950’s to 1970’s. Greatly influenced by the movies, he often turns a satiric camera eye on the details of every day life.

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