What Else But Home (Hardcover)

Seven Boys and an American Journey Between the Projects and the Penthouse

By Michael Rosen

PublicAffairs, 9781586485627, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (2/1/2010)

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A compelling story of one family’s journey across the divide of race, class, and economic opportunity in America through love and baseball

About the Author

Michael Rosen, a community organizer, is the author of Turning Words, Spinning Worlds. He is a former real estate developer and investor, former CEO of a Wall Street firm, former CEO of a publicly traded company destroyed in the events of September 11, 2001, and a former assistant professor at New York University. He lives in New York, and with his wife, Leslie Gruss, helps raise "the Rosen family extended."

Praise For What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Journey Between the Projects and the Penthouse

Ron Suskind, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author of A Hope in the Unseen
“Many people talk about what they can do to reach across divides, to create a better world. The Rosens didn't just talk -- they plunged, headlong, into an extraordinary adventure of shared purpose and unflinching commitment. Michael Rosen takes readers on a death-defying journey -- gritty, surprising, funny and fiercely honest. What was defied? The death of hope. What we're now graced with? An inspring book about what one family can accomplish.”

Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Carry Me Home
“For Michael Rosen to have lived this story would've been sufficient. For him to be able to write about it with such beauty and grit, such delicacy and bluntness, seems like a gift of destiny. What Else But Home renders our country's defining forces of race and class--and immigration--down to the society's molecular unit, the family, and shows us what we have become and might become, in all our heroic messiness. This is a valentine to America's diversity--and indeed to every enterprise of courage, chaos and love that results in magic.”

Jewish Week
“Affecting…Rosen writes with deep honesty and humility, and an attunement to language. His story is about generosity and love, stretching boundaries, going beyond what’s comfortable, and about trying to make change possible.”