In 1991, Mr. Ostransky published an autobiographical memoir, "Sharkey's Kid." The book documented the first 13 years of his life in New York.
Set in the colorful 1920s against the background of his father Sharkey's saloon, Ostransky paints a vivid picture of life in a quasi-religious family stuck between its Orthodox relatives and its flashy, mostly Gentile patrons. A gritty remembrance of Manhattan's Lower East Side during Prohibition.
-check date, 1990?