"A Big Easy Childhood" by Guy Lyman scheduled for publication in late October of 2011; book to focus on "quirky" aspects of growing up in New Orleans.
(1888PressRelease) August 31, 2011 - New Orleans writer and art dealer Guy Lyman has penned a memoir about growing up in the 1960's in New Orleans. The book is titled "A Big Easy Childhood: Growing Up in New Orleans in the 60's" and is scheduled to be published in late October of 2011.
Guy Lyman says the book focuses on the many quirky things about growing up in the city that other books often overlook. "I don't talk about jazz, or Mardi Gras balls, or food, or the other usual subjects that have been covered so heavily," says Lyman. "I focus on the things that are often overlooked and are now fading into the past: Mackenzie's bakery, Pontchartrain Beach, egging the Deke house at Halloween, the Easter bunnies in the window of Scheinuk's florist . . that sort of thing."
Guy Lyman grew up in two different houses on Webster Street with four siblings; the family later moved to Philip Street. He left the city to pursue the advertising business, later returning to open an art gallery on Magazine Street, Guy Lyman Fine Art.
He is the third Guy Lyman to have lived in New Orleans. His grandfather was an insurance representative, and his father, Guy Lyman, Jr., was a lawyer.
The book will be available on Amazon.com and through local New Orleans venues.