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"Master storyteller Peter Quinn takes readers on a beautifully told journey through Bronx byways, political backrooms and corporate boardrooms. Along the way you’ll meet characters you won’t soon forget, from governors to  CEOs to a charming young woman who beguiled Peter just as surely as this lovely book will beguile you."—Terry Golway, historian, author, and journalist

"Funny and entertaining on every page, Cross Bronx: A Writing Life is a witty tap dance from the streets of the Irish Bronx to the suites of corporate and government chieftains. Along the way, Peter Quinn makes important contributions to the historical record."—Paul Moses author of An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians

"Moving easily back and forth over his upbringing in the Bronx, his career as a court officer, teacher, novelist, and political and corporate speechwriter, slipping in a subtle joke here and a well-deserved jab there, Quinn has a perfect ear and an unfaltering human sympathy. Cross Bronx is a delight."—Kevin Baker, author of The Fall of a Great American City: New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence

"Peter Quinn is one of our finest storytellers. He sits at the fireside of the American imagination. Cross Bronx is generous and agile and profound."—Colum McCann, National Book Award Winner, author of Let the Great World Spin

"The personal is the historical. Peter Quinn's memoir proves that. In his beautiful and jaunty style, this marvelous storyteller, leads us through the second half of the twentieth century taking us from an Irish Catholic enclave in the Bronx to the big world of politics and journalism. Quinn's own story charts the opportunities of post-World War II America."—Hasia Diner, New York University

Books by Peter Quinn