Bill Morgenstein


BS Finance University of Alabama

Worked in sales until drafted into the army and sent to Korea

Became President of Kitty Kelly Shoe chain at 35 years of age.

Formed Marquesa International which imported and exported footwear

Retired briefly and then when into commercial lending

Wrote my autobiography: "The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn"

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Brooklyn in the 30's and since this was a unique time and I had an interesting close friend that got us into constant trouble in both PS 92 and our Flatbush neighborhood it was a good place to begin my interesting and sometimes hilarious auto biography.
When did you first start writing?
I have written short articles throughout my life. While relating stories of my travels and experiences to some friends they insisted that the stories were so funny that I should put them in a book. It took my about 4 months to write it. Writing came easy and I had old letters, notes, address books and photos to use as a guide.
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Where to find Bill Morgenstein online

Where to buy in print


The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn (The Crazy Life of Bill)
The updated version of "The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn", also called "The Crazy Life of Bill" is now available with some new fresh stories, plus the updates, including the death of our beloved son from Cancer. You can also obtain continuing updates and stories by signing up at This humorous autobiography is great, easy reading for those interested in nostalgia, the history of the mid 20th century, the fashion and footwear business, learning sales and executive techniques, along with fascinating known and unknown characters.


The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn
Series: The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn (The Crazy Life of Bill). Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 99,670. Language: American English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The true and very humorous adventures and travels of a simple kid from Brooklyn, along with my successes and foibles. The story takes you from grammar school, high school, college, army life, my working and business career to my brief retirement and then start of a new career.

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