Marty’s Writings Journal

In 1954 there were three major newspapers printed daily in Pittsburgh; all with vast  subscriptions. Hundreds of adolescent boys and girls delivered them throughout the day. Marty Rinehart had just turned twelve when Mark, a neighbor and his older sister’s  unofficial  boyfriend, handed down his Post-Gazette evening route to him.

It was also the year that a well-liked teacher in his seventh grade inspired her class to write. Marty asked his mom to buy him a large blue notebook and began, many nights after bedtime under the covers with a flashlight, to journal his first year as a carrier.


Jump on your own bicycle and ride along with Marty on this unsophisticated, sometimes funny, sometimes scary and conflicted, emerging and emotional awakening into  maturity.


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