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My Cleveland Story

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My Cleveland Story has been a definite cult classic since it first appeared in print in 1998. It is now available for the first time in eReader formats.
Three friends come of age in the Seventies and Eighties, from high school until they start pushing thirty. Set in and around Cleveland, it has been called "The Great American Novel, the Ohio Version," by NBC TV's Steve Mackall. The Sun Newspaper's Pete Gaughan states, "Greg hits all the bases in this wonderful story."
Jason Skoda of the Lorain Journal adds, "...depicts life growing up in the Seventies and Eighties so clearly had to stop and make sure that it wasn't MY Cleveland story."
"Greg has accomplished the impossible, he has written the Great American Novel, the Ohio version. It is wonderful. I absolutely love it, from the characters to the voice it is told in. I love it all." Steve Mackall, Cleveland born Los Angeles based movie and television performer and the voice of NBC TV. "Greg Cielec is Cleveland's Mark Twain." Michael Heaton, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Minister of Culture.
"There are so many times I had to stop reading because there was an image or a memory of someone from my Cleveland days milling through my thoughts for the first time in years. Any book that can combine sitting in the bleachers at the old stadium for Tribe games and a recipe for perogies is a great find. My Cleveland Story depicts life growing up in the Sixties to the eighties so clearly that I had to stop and make sure that it wasn't MY Cleveland Story." Jason Skoda, the Lorain Journal
"My college years have been legitimized." Patty Harken, WJW TV
"It was great to go back to a time in cleveland when the rib burn off was at Mall C...Indians fans knew George Hendrick...and Bavarian Beer was the best one could hope for." Chuck Galeti, SportsTime Ohio.
"I love it. If you didn't live a life like the ones in My Cleveland Story, you're in luck. If you did, enjoy the walk down memory lane. greg hits all the bases in this wonderful story." Pete Gaughan, Sun Newspapers.

About the Author
Greg Cielec lives in Cleveland, Ohio where he teaches English at BGSU Firelands College and speech at Lakeland Community College; and is an Assistant Varsity Football coach at John Carroll University.
His work has appeared in a variety of local, regional, and educational publications, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jazz and Blues Report,,, and the Nooz. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Cleveland State University.
He is also the author of Home and Away Games and A Poem on a Bar Room Wall.


Used availability for Greg Cielec's My Cleveland Story

Hardback Editions

September 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: My Cleveland Story
Author(s): Greg Cielec
ISBN: 0-9665724-0-8 / 978-0-9665724-0-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pink Flamingo Pr
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: My Cleveland Story
Author(s): Greg Cielec
Publisher: Pink Flamingo Press and Creative Endeavours
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