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November 03, 1989 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-11-03

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book states. "He remembers
none of it but trusts his
mother that it was milchig
and fed to him by her in
Detroit."

JUDITH EHRLICH

Continued from Page 27

difficulty holding down a job
and didn't fit into the up-
wardly
middle-class family
r•
into which he married. New
Crowd says Boesky's father-
in-law "was not enamored
ms. with Seema's good-for-
nothing husband and believ-
-1- ed Boesky had wed his
. daughter for her money."
ou
After his third attempt,
Boesky graduated from law
school, but couldn't find
me work as a lawyer, "perhaps
because, as he claimed, he
applied only to Detroit's top
firms."
He shared just one money-
making story with the au-
thors. "Even as a youth
growing up in Detroit, Ivan
Boesky was driven to make
money," the authors write.
With $400 from bar mitz-
vah gifts, Boesky bought a
used Chevy truck, painted it
Or
white and stocked it with ice
cream. He paid no attention
to the fact that he wasn't
able to get a driver's license
0--
or a registration for the
vehicle.
It.

After school, he drove the
vehicle to a spot where a
Good Humor truck would
•-
come an hour later. He made
$100 a week until the truck
1-'
died and he was caught driv-
ing underage without a
license. He was put out of
business. That same year,
his parents sent him to
Cranbrook, but he did not do
well and left mysteriously.
•- Boesky finished school at
Mumford.
In college, too, the authors

say, Boesky seemed to be
adrift. He attended three
Michigan universities
without obtaining a degree.
pw-a- He then went to Teheran to
teach English. When he
returned home, Boesky
enrolled in Detroit College of
Law, which at the time, did
I.
not require an
undergraduate degree.
Iv'
New Crowd furnishes pro-
fessional and personal pro-
q files of several first- and
second-generation American
Jews with eastern European
roots who became en-
trepreneurs and self-made
millionaires.
These are the children of
independent businessmen
who mostly led comfortable
lives in the garment,
wholesale meats and retail
businesses. Boesky's father

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