Be Bop A Lula
I would like to take you back to the 1950s, or, if you're a bit younger, introduce you to the most iconic decade ever. "Be Bop A Lula" is a bio-fictional novel of a time when The Crowd was a sacred sect meeting in a candy-store temple, and Hanging Out was a full‑time obligation, with occasional time‑outs for gang wars and bar fights; drive‑ins and making out; hot rods and motorcycles. Eggcreams and cherry cokes were the nectar of the Gods, and Coney Island hot dogs were tube steaks to teenage gourmets. It was the 1950s, when teenagers and rock 'n' roll came of age hand-in-hand, and the story unfolds with a "verbal soundtrack" of 76 songs of the era, each one relevant to the accompanying action.
It's New York City in the 50s…and coming of age will never be like this again!
"I'm loving your writing and you nail so many childhood experiences right on the head, right to the point where I can feel my own experience and younger self again. The memory becomes so clear."
--Bayside LiveTV Host Gregg Sullivan
"A coming of age story in the same vein as "The Outsiders" and "Diner." If you've lived the 50s experience, or want to know what it was all about, read Lou's "Be Bop A Lula."
--Jimmy Breslin, Author