Paperboy Days: Adventures of the Last Great American Paperboy
Author: Ken Hohman
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Ken Hohman
Release Date: January 05, 2015
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America’s last great paperboy tells all!
Throughout the 70s and 80s, paperboy Ken Hohman spent eight years delivering the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to homes in in the cozy suburban enclave of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, just a short trolley ride from downtown Pittsburgh.
For the young and impressionable Hohman, newspaper delivery is more than just a job; it’s a calling. Steadfastly committed to delivering his papers on time, he crisscrosses the streets of his neighborhood in the dark hours of the morning, experiencing a host of unexpected adventures that will awaken his perceptions of the world around him and strengthen his love for life, family and his hometown.
Chronicling the highs and lows of his beloved trade, Paperboy Days presents Hohman as a young boy learning the rewards of hard work and the awkward lessons of growing up. In the mornings, he is confronted by blinding snowstorms, stray dogs and misadventures that put his courage to the test. In the afternoons, he is exposed to the eccentric personalities and secret lives of customers whose behaviors force him to break out of his adolescent shell.
With humor and compassion, Hohman relates his experiences learning the ropes of newspaper delivery from his older brother, embracing the joys of growing up in the 70s, coping with his parents’ divorce and struggling to keep money in his pocket and the papers delivered on time.
A high-spirited and heartwarming tribute to the vanishing trade of newspaper delivery, Paperboy Days is a rollicking memoir of paperboy’s true life adventures and a touching homage to the author’s hometown of Pittsburgh.