You’ve never met anyone like Mace Bugen — he was 43 inches of unstoppable spirit and energy! Mace was a first-generation Jewish-American born in 1915 — when society had low expectations for children born with differences. But Mace was smarter than most; over the years he learned to effectively turn what society in those days called a “handicap” into a powerful tool he could use to his advantage. Over a period of three decades, using his unique combination of guile, cunning, handicap, and sense of entitlement, Mace engineered photos of himself with some of the biggest celebrities of his day — among them Muhammad Ali, Jonas Salk, Jane Russell, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe DiMaggio, and Richard Nixon — all featured in the book. The Little Gate-Crasher tells the story of how Mace became a self-made millionaire and a pillar in his Jewish community, and how his progressive-minded family gave him the confidence to lead a charmed life.
The Little Gate-Crasher
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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