Kal Rosenberg, self-confessed curmudgeon, acquired the foundation of his education on the streets of The Bronx. He is the recipient of the National Writers Association First Novel Award (2001), the Porter Fleming Prize from non-fiction (2005), and was five-time winner of the Hirshberg Award for Florida Fiction, and two-time winner of the Florida Hippodrome State Theatre's playwright competition. He is also the author of the novel Sold as Is, numerous short stories, poems and essays. These tales of life's great and small misfortunes, and the ordinary people who try to overcome them, show the clarity, and insight that is the hallmark of Kal Rosenberg's work. And, because to get yourself safely through life, 'you just gotta laugh," even some of his more shocking stories have the power to crack you up. They begin with the quintessential metaphor for twentieth century damage-December 7, 1941-and traverse the next seven decades of American life.