P. A. Caruso

Jef Rettmann and I interviewed P. A. Caruso at his office in Spokane on a spring day in 1993, shortly after his 93rd birthday. He took us back to the year 1907, when he was a newsboy selling papers on a street corner in Spokane.

From the book:

"The only melancholy moment during a three-hour conversation comes when Caruso looks through a booklet listing thirty-five of his 'golfing buddies,' all gone now; he calls himself 'the last leaf on the tree.' But most of his words are about life, not death, and he fills the room with his enthusiasm as he tells the story of his childhood in Spokane during the early twentieth century."