Philadelphia Voices

Philadelphia Voices

Smart, Sassy and Solemn

Michael Roy


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Michael Roy listened carefully to and learned from the interesting people who live on, work near, and pass through the vibrant human street milieu that is part of the fifth largest city in the United States. Each story is based on conversations arising from the life events, views, fears, hopes, and dreams of people whom many of us do not notice as we pass by. The stories became more deep and nuanced as these women and men continued their conversations with the author over several days. One woman held a hand-lettered sign with these words: "Homeless, Broke, Need Food and a Place to Stay. A Veteran." She described how she loved how Eugene Ormandy conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra when it played at The Academy of Music. And she felt close to his wife, Margaret, and visited their graves. You will be in touch with people walking many paths in "Philadelphia Voices: Smart, Sassy, and Solemn".