Headless Body In Topless Bar

newsboylafayettebwsquareI’ve had a lifelong love affair with newspapers. I’ve been reading them every day since the 1960s and I’ve learned more from newspapers than I ever learned in school.

Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, I read the New York Daily News after my parents were done reading it.

When I was 12 and we were living in the bucolic burb of Westfield, New Jersey, I was a newspaper delivery boy on my bicycle whose customers all got their papers late because I had to first read the sports, the comics, the movie reviews and my favorite columnists in all the papers I delivered – the Newark Star Ledger, the NY Times, the NY Post, the NY Daily News and Newsday.