Excerpt from A Brie Grows In Brooklyn
"I know that fear exists however. I first learned it from my parents. My parents who came of age in the Bronx in the 1970s, in what was essentially a war zone. My father who got in a fight with his friends on an MTA bus one day; and the next day, lost two of the same friends in a retaliatory knife fight. My mother who came home from high school, opened the door to the closet to put her coat away, and was attacked by a young man with a gun who had been in the process of robbing her family’s apartment."
-Excerpt from A Brie Grows in Brooklyn