The Sounds and Smells of My Childhood

Growing Up in the Soo’s East End in the 1950s

by Mike McCarthy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/23/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781514420065
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781514420072
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781514420089

About the Book

This book is a short, lovely memoir of the author’s childhood, based on the song/poem written by David Mallett, “I Knew This Place.” A place that was unique, very historic, and very loving, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, was a hustling and bustling community in the 1950s. All predictions were it would become the next Chicago. The Sounds and Smells of My Childhood is a nostalgic journey. It brings the reader back in time to that place of their own youth, of fond memories, of laughter and tears.

About the Author

Mike McCarthy (R Michael) was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and graduated from Loretto High School and Lake Superior State University. His career started in the Soo in community and economic development in 1970. He was the former president of the Chippewa County EDC in the late ’70s. He is known in the business as a top economic strategist and as a passionate fund-raiser. His fund-raising career got its start in 1988, and he has raised over $375 million conducting a hundred capital campaigns in the United States and Canada. He and his wife, Judy, live in Denver.