In my childhood, I was cute as a button. Over the years, I have grown to resemble less picturesque fasteners.
This is the tale of that transformation.
Some may want to read the narrative straight through. Others may prefer to pick out a period and jump to it. (Those who read straight through may feel like jumping afterward; but that's another matter.)
Use the menu on each page to choose a period. Or simply start at the beginning and end at the end, omitting no detail, however small.
Part 1: Hooray for Hollywood
Part 2: Singing & Studying
Part 3: New York, New York
Part 4: "By Paul Rosenthal"
Part 5: Clan Rosenthal
Part 6: En Garde!