This wonderful book is based on the life of Margaret Fishback, the renowned chief copywriter at Macy’s Department Store, as well as a poet. Ms. Fishback was a woman way before her time. She stated publicly that she did not need a husband to have a full life and then commenced to show the world.
This fiction book based on her life takes place on the last day of 1984. Mr. Boxfish is 85 years old. She had always been a zealous walker. So she sets off on her walk through Manhattan. She encounters many people on her New Year’s Eve walk while recalling a long and eventful life. Her career was cut short by her marriage, divorce and eventually a breakdown.
New York City, is and always has been, on my bucket list, and I am hopeful I will make it there someday. This remarkable book gave me a glimpse of NYC, specifically the Manhattan of yesterday and today.