Martin Marcus

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General Information

Name: Martin Marcus

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1933 in Chicago IL



Illinois Connection

Marcus was educated at Chicago Public Schools. He has a B.A. from Northwestern University. His first job was at WBBM where he wrote "The Gold Coast Show". Over the course of thirty years, he worked as a copywriter and creative director in Chicago advertising agencies including Leo Burnett, Needham Harper and Steers and McCann Erickson.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marcus wrote documentaries about music for CBS radio network and for syndication. His essays have been published in Chicago Tribune Magazine, Gent, Status and Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine.

Marcus has taught continuing education writing workshops at New Trier and copywriting at Columbia College Chicago. In 1968, he wrote the international best selling book, Yiddish for Yankees or Funny, You Don't Look Gentile. In 1971, Doubleday & Co. published his book The Power of Yiddish Thinking.

Published Works

Yiddish for Yankees or Funny, You Don't Look Gentile , J. B. Lippincott, 1968

The Power of Yiddish Thinking, DoubleDay, 1971

Troika V, File Under Melancholy, Thorntree Press., 1994

Hollywood Park, 1stbooks, 2002

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Troika V

ISBN: 0939395193
Release Date: 1994

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Hollywood Park: A Novel

ISBN: 1403365296
Release Date: 2002-11-21

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Martin Marcus on WorldCat

Martin Marcus on Amazon


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