Today, Greg Alvarez lives a comfortable life in South Carolina with his wife for nearly four decades and several cats, but it has not always been this way.
In City Boy, Greg Alvarez digs deep into his childhood and adolescence, as he recounts his many experiences - good and bad. Greg say, "the big thing in the fall was lightening the big pool on fire," as you can almost hear the chuckle in between the lines as he recalls when the Cops got tired of them and surrounded the area. "They jumped the curbs on three sides and chased everyboyd around the part trying to grab anyone and everyone," and subsequently did get caught once.
Though settled down today, he relate stories, such as his move to Albuquerque, NM in 1979 when he was jobless and his friend Tony had relocated. He was going to load up his Firebird, after talking the idea over with his wife-to-be, Jamie, and hit the road. Something was not right about the car; it did not run right, he sold it, and an incredible adventure ensues.
City Boy takes the reader from Greg's town in Michigan, to Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Albuquerque, and back again to Michigan.
Excerpt of City Boy:
"In jail, I was put into a block with two long rows of bunk beds, a couple of long, steel tables, and a row of toilets and showers that were all completely open to the room. Everything was bolted to the floor. There were about twelve other guys in the block, and they all stood and watched as I we led in with my blanket neatly folded in my armed and dressed in my new "booties" and jail garb. I was scared shitletss, but I put on a brave face. I was scared that I was going to be beat up or attacked in some manner."
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Hop onboard Greg Alvarez' journey during the 1960's and 70's growing up in America, a boyhood filled with exciting adventures, exploring life, and dealing wtih the challenges life threw at him.