Ed Borowsky is a novelist and author of The Great Mongolian Bowling League of the United States of America (Citrine Publishing, Fall 2018). His passion for writing started early when he wrote copy for his full-service, Boston-based advertising agency. He spent thirty years in the retail consulting and promotions industries and supervised the advertising and operations of hundreds of successful sale promotions for many of North America's most prestigious retailers. Now retired from a long business career, Borowsky is able to devote all his time to writing.
His fiction is a tapestry of universal themes, including birth, death, aging, and the complexity of human relationships, interwoven with wit and timeless wisdom. He lives in Winter Park, Florida, with his wife, Michele. They have three adult sons.
IN ED'S OWN WORDS...
Although I am presently a proud resident of Winter Park, Florida, I'm a native son of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a child of the '60s and '70s, when families weren't as spread out as they are today. I feel fortunate to have been part of a large and loving extended family that lived nearby.
My father, at one point in his life, was the Philco-Ford television sales representative, which meant we had the nicest television on the block. I clearly remember the days and nights when family and friends would come over to our house to watch shows like the Beatles on Ed Sullivan or Jackie Gleason and Art Carney in The Honeymooners.
Being the youngest in the pecking order, I was the one who always had to jump up to adjust the rabbit ears and fine tune the picture on those black-and-white television nights. I remember I used to kvetch about it because it seemed I was the only one getting up. Oh, the injustice of it all! I attribute my early interaction with those colorful family members and friends to have instilled in me a profound love of character.
At the time, however, I didn't appreciate it. Yet growing up in a small-town retail family furniture business helped shape my perspective on life and instilled in me a strong sense of American values. I've spent most of my lifetime in the home furnishings and furniture liquidations industry, but my passion for writing started when I wrote copy for my Boston-based advertising agency. I have supervised hundreds of high-impact advertising promotions and liquidation sales for retailers and wholesalers all over North America.
Writing aside, I'm most proud of my greatest achievement: being married for thirty years to my beautiful wife, Michele, and being the father of my three grown sons who are always telling me that I still kvetch a little too much.
Today I write because writing helps me to gain a better rabbit ear focus on the human condition. And if I move those ears a little more to the left or to the right, it helps me bring into focus what it all means.
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