“Many lives packed into one freewheeling memoir”

Leon (at right) working construction.

LEON: A LIFE is really many lives packed into one freewheeling memoir: the irrepressible Leon Schneider as everything from a busboy and a construction worker to a merchant mariner and an actor—and always ready for another adventure. From running after nickels during the Depression to swimming away from U-Boats in World War II: it’s all here and all told in a rapid-fire patter that gives us the essence of the man.

David Galef
Creative Writing Program Director,
Montclair State University
Author of My Date with Neanderthal Woman