Murray Tepper has the alternate-side street parking code of New York City all figured out; not a small task when you consider the intricate exceptions peculiar to this category.
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At one parking place in front of a deli on the lower East side, Murray helped one of the waiters solve a problem that had plagued him all his life. Soon others line up next to Murray's car for the chance to sit next to him hand receive his advice. A young reporter interviews him and Murray's story in the "Village Rag" get s the attention of TV news show. The mayor, (fashioned after Rudy Guiliani's first term when he was obsessed with improving city habits) gets word of Murray's parking habits, is infuriated and tries to have the practice of aimless parking outlawed.
How Murray prevails and finally earns enough money to buy a retirement cottage in Devon for himself and Ruth, his wife,makes for a hilarious story, portraying New Yorkers, foibles and all.
The review of this Book prepared by Betty-Jeanne Korson