Moe Fields by Stuart Z Goldstein
Goldstein’s first non-fiction book, Moe Fields (aka Murray Goldman), is a gripping narrative about a father’s fighting spirit and determination to save his family and inspire his sons to succeed.
Goldstein applies his gift of storytelling to bring us the story of Moe Fields, growing up during the Great Depression – from his teens as a Golden Gloves boxer, to his career as a Bootleg fighter in Brooklyn for money, to being a WWII sailor whose most prideful moment was singled out by FDR, to overcoming prejudice and building one of the large plumbing businesses in New Jersey.
When a health crisis hits Moe, and later, a drunk driver causes a horrific car accident, crippling his wife, they are both left to deal with a lifetime of disabilities. But Moe digs deep to turn tragedy into triumph.
We all have our Moe Fields. This treasure of a book is a poignant and thought-provoking memoir that captures the enduring power of role models in our lives.
Goldstein has written a life-affirming story that’s hard to put down-and hard not to talk about.
At a time when we need heroes, this book celebrates the strength of family, faith-and the enduring legacy we leave our children.
Year first published: 2021