"Victor Wayne and Shirley Siegal are 14 year old Von Steuben high school freshmen, living in the predominately Jewish neighborhood of Chicago’s Albany Park, in 1945. Follow the twists and turns of their lives in the 1940’s, 50’s and into the 90’s as they take you through the familiar Chicago and Florida locations.
Though “Albany Park” is a work of fiction, it is based on many actual events as it describes lifestyles of the characters and the era."
Myles (Mickey) Golde is a lifelong resident of Chicago and the city's northern suburbs. A graduate of the public school system, he went on to receive a JD from the John Marshall Law School in 1955. Following two years in the Army and a short stint as an attorney, Mr. Golde went into the sanitary maintenance business with his brother. In 1998 they sold their company OSS Inc. the largest Food Plant Sanitation Contractor in the Midwest to Omni Inc. a national service contractor. Mickey and Nancy, his wife of fifty nine years, reside in Highland Park, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida. They have three children, Bradley, Michael and Leslie, and three grandchildren, Quinn, Lilia and Lucy Belle. Prior to writing Albany Park, Mr. Golde wrote many human interest stories for the Lerner Papers of Chicago and other local publications.