Jack Kamen was born in 1913 above his father's harness shop in
Brownsville, a Yiddish-speaking section of Brooklyn. He brings that lost
world to life in this humorous, heartwarming, historical collection of
family stories with universal appeal.
Jack bares all as he reveals secrets of the Enchanted Outhouse,
the Mysterious Yeshiva Fire, and the Great Thanksgiving Fraud.
Learn why Jack was in the Oval Office one month and jail the
next ...why Uncle Youssel sold his soul ...and how Jack saved his
hide when the Manhater's Club discovered him eavesdropping.
Jack's greatest secret--his formula for health, happiness, and
longevity--is hidden in every story. It's his attitude, and it's
Pass it on.
"Family storytelling weaves listeners
and tellers into a web that can enhance connectedness and self-esteem. Heirloom
Stories from the Harnessmaker's Son can be used to initiate family
storytelling traditions." - Sherry
Reasbeck, Ph.D., MFT, San Diego, CA
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Order now and we'll send an autographed, personally
inscribed copy anywhere in the U.S. for only $11.95.
Did your grandparents tell you stories?
If they did, you entered adulthood with the emotional tools
you needed. You were prepared for the situations and relationships you
encountered. Cartoons, shoot-'em-ups, and sitcoms can't replace elder-stories.
Elders are natural storytellers, and children are natural
story-listeners. The tellers and listeners form a link in a "Chain
of Wisdom," transferring life-lessons and cultural values.
Use the Chain of Wisdom to give your children the common sense and positive outlook
that elder stories transfer in other cultures.
Heirloom Stories from
the Harnessmaker's Son
-- Tales your grandfather
might have told you
Children have an natural hunger for authentic
grandpa-stories. They'll enjoy forty-three of them in Heirloom Stories from the Harnessmaker's Son,
told by master storyteller Jack Kamen during his 85th year.
Every family has stories like these. While they're
often about things that can't happen anymore, they're based on timeless
...And they're told as your grandfather would have told
them: personal, short, and ending with a twist, usually a laugh. Because
stories, they're enjoyed by anyone in double digits...that's age, not IQ.
"These stories will have
you laughing out loud. Highly recommended as a gift for elders,
teachers (any grade), anyone interested in history or families, your
children, or for yourself!" - Dr.
Kathleen E. Kain, Ph.D., Columbia, SC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Turn kids into family historians
As children read Harnessmaker's Son, they
realize their grandparents have similar stories. Encourage them to
ask their grandparents about the "old days." We suggest
recording the conversations and writing them down. The stories will be in
your family for centuries.
The best part of the project is that it creates a strong
link in your family's "Chain of Wisdom." It's easy when you
follow our COW Recipe.
Read it for free
Read a sample story or two
today. We think you'll like them. If you do, sign up for the Harnessmaker's
Son Newsletter at the bottom of the sample story
Newsletter subscribers receive a story from the book every
month. In 43 months, you'll read the entire book for free.
If you'd like to read it quicker, we can send
the book to you tomorrow. We'll autograph it, inscribe it with your
suggestion, and pay the postage anywhere in the U.S.